LOS ANGELES | Jun 24, 2021
June 24, 2021
Two professionals will participate in the year-long professional development program designed to enhance both their craft skills as well as their overall commercial understanding of the broader entertainment industry. In November, the fellows – Gabriela Pelliccia a Spanish Language Dialogue Director from Argentina and Raissa Duboc a linguist from Portugal – will travel to Los Angeles to begin the program. This year’s fellowship is sponsored by Iyuno and CEO David Lee personally reached out to each recipient earlier in the week to congratulate the newly selected fellows.
“I’m extremely proud of EGA member company, Iyuno, for creating this opportunity to help develop the future leaders of our industry. In an industry where much of the workforce are independent professionals, it’s essential we develop this talent,” said Chris Fetner, EGA’s Managing Director.
Upon completion of the program, these professionals will become permanent EGA Fellows and help to evolve and shape future Fellowship activities. The selected candidates went through a rigorous selection process which included several rounds of review, a purpose statement review, professional references, and a final selection committee interview.
“We had so many highly qualified localization professionals apply this year, but I do feel our process was very selective and this fellowship class represents the absolute best applicants,” said Fetner.
ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT GLOBALIZATION ASSOCIATION
The EGA is a California-based trade association primarily focused on building a stronger connection with the creative talent that entrusts them to "retell" their stories for audiences in different cultures and languages. Their main areas of focus are creating standardization, conducting localization research, creating industry education opportunities and celebrating high quality localization. The organization is narrowly focused on entertainment localization as defined by audio localization (dubbing), subtitling, audio description and graphic replacement for episodic, feature-length and gaming entertainment. For a complete listing of the member companies and individuals visit our website https://www.egassociation.org/membership-directory/corporate.
Iyuno is the media and entertainment industry's leading localization service provider. As a trusted global partner to the world's most recognized entertainment studios, streaming platforms and creators, it offers end-to-end localization services – from dubbing, subtitling and access services to media management, transformation and distribution services – in over 100 languages for every type of content distribution platform. With deep roots in the industry dating back to 1965, the company is unmatched in operational expertise, scale, capacity and breadth of services.
Iyuno was formed in 2021 following the acquisition of SDI Media by Iyuno Media Group. Leveraging the best in breed creative and technical talent, state of the art facilities and next generation technologies, the company now boasts the largest global footprint with 67 offices in 34 countries. The company's scale and customer-centric approach is focused on its mission of connecting content, connecting people.