The Entertainment Globalization Association (EGA) today announced it will be offering four individual members the chance to participate in its fellowship program in Los Angeles this Fall 2021. Participants(‘EGA Fellows’) will receive an expenses-paid opportunity to broaden their professional understanding of the entertainment localization industry from the perspectives of content creators, distributors and the professionals who support major motion picture productions. Iyuno Media Group, a leader in media localization and provider of dubbing, subtitling and media services, will be the primary sponsor of this year’s fellow class.
“The freelance community makes up a significant part of the localization workforce, but they often do not have a chance to really see how they fit into the bigger ecosystem. Freelancers infrequently receive the opportunity to travel to Hollywood for networking, professional development or interaction with the original version creatives,” said Chris Fetner, Managing Director of EGA.“We want to give our members a chance to receive career-enhancing experiences without having to use their own resources,” Fetner concluded.
The one-week-long program will include networking events with local studios, service providers, content creatives and executives. Fellows will attend special shadowing sessions with original version counterparts in directing, sound mixing, and writing.
The program is scheduled to take place the week of November 15, 2021 and is open to all eligible individual members of the EGA. Four individual members will be selected from each of the following disciplines: subtitling, adaptation, dubbing direction and audio mixing. Applicants will be screened by an EGA selection committee based on their past work, professional references, academic backgrounds and an essay submission.
Once selected, they will officially enter the fellowship program which extends beyond the trip and includes a one-year-long journey of professional growth through continued education, mentoring and ultimately helping transition the next fellowship class.
“We look forward to contributing to this unique experience that has significant meaning, not only to the fellows but also to the collective entertainment industry. Iyuno recognizes the value that this program will bring and the positive reinforcement of individual professions within the media localization lifecycle,” said David Lee, CEO of Iyuno.
The EGA will take fellowship applications from all eligible individual members beginning Tuesday March 16th with an application deadline of Wednesday, April 28th. All individuals with a membership active prior to the application deadline are eligible for program participation. A full list of requirements can be found here. Individual members are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by visiting the application form.