Content has never been more global with the proliferation of streaming platforms, and your work is essential to sharing great stories around the world. EGA was created to provide a forum where all professionals involved in the globalization of entertainment can work together on shared opportunities for improvement and refine the art of retelling stories across languages and cultures.
Companies and freelancers that are serious about providing great quality content localization will find they have many top level peers in EGA with whom to gain alignment and collaborate on key industry issues. As well as great opportunities into consumer insight studies, events to expand your resources, and much more.
The Reteller is EGA’s quarterly magazine that takes a closer look at the art and science of content localization. Each issue examines key topics in our industry, showcases outstanding professionals, visits one of the amazing EGA member companies and digs into the future of global storytelling.
A significant part of EGA’s efforts derive from our four elected committees, which includes the Insights, Standards, Education, and Awards Committees.
The Insights Committee conducts ongoing research to gain a deeper understanding of the impact globalization has on entertainment content, creating valuable insights for anyone trying to entertain and delight global audiences.
The Standards Committee evaluates the feasibility of standards for specific problem sets and drives the creation of non-competitive globalization standards. All standard work uses the North Star of giving artists back time to retell their stories, practicing their craft rather than managing complexity. Better standards will lead to better stories.
The Education Committee raises awareness and understanding of localization and the artistic process that allows stories to effortlessly cross boards and cultures to spread the joy of entertainment. Educational efforts include professional development for our membership and opportunities for original version creatives.
And finally, The Awards Committee. This committee focuses on celebrating the artistic process of retelling stories to global audiences.Read more
EGA’s Fellowship Program offers individual members a chance to broaden their professional understanding of the entertainment localization industry from the perspective of content creators, distributors, and the professionals who support major motion picture productions.
The program includes an expense-paid week-long trip to Los Angeles to attend networking events with local studios, service providers, content creatives and executives. The fellows will also attend special shadowing sessions with original version counterparts.
The fellowship program extends beyond the trip and includes a one-year-long journey of professional growth through continued education, mentoring and ultimately helping transition to the next fellowship class.Read more
EGA’s Leadership Program is an exclusive development program aimed at mid-level managers in localization. This week-long program is inspired by principles of Aspen Institute and Stanford Executive Leadership Programs. Participants will engage in lectures, socratic method discussion, exercises and other active learning activities.
This year’s program takes place November 7-12 in Los Alamos, CA.Read more