Many TV networks with headquarters in Los Angeles work closely with foreign entities. They could have screenplay writers in non-English speaking countries who are working on pieces for them. In order to maintain clear communication with screenplay writers as well as studios in foreign countries they often rely on a translation company in LA because they do not have their own translator in-house. Communications that take place over email are usually the easiest for translators because they can review the text via email and translate the content for the client. They do not have to go through the hassle of coordinating a call with their client and the non-English speaking party. In addition, they avoid issues of time difference. The client can easily forward an email from a party in France, for example, to the translator.
Likewise, the French translator can quickly translate the email and send it back to the client. If TV networks need to speak with foreigners in real time, they can probably schedule a conference call. However, such calls sometimes create complications for all parties. The first issue is that the connections might be poor such that the translator has trouble hearing the parties who are speaking. Background noises, low volume, or bad connections can prevent the translator from clearly hearing and understanding the conversation. Moreover, it is going to be difficult for the client and the foreigner to remember everything that they have discussed. If they communicate over email they will have the translations to review in the future. They can keep the English translations on file in case they need to follow up.
In the entertainment industry it is common for organizations to start a professional relationship with entities in other countries so they should find out how they are going to tackle language issues. CACFTI can come to the assistance of entertainment firms in this city that deal with companies based in non-English speaking countries. We have identified their need for language translation when it comes to international transactions. Those that have purchased content from foreign studios and professionals in the industry who are in touch with writers in other countries often need to overcome language barriers. With the assistance of our translators we are sure they can communicate smoothly with non-English speakers. If you represent a TV station or a global network that is looking for a translation company in Los Angeles, please get in touch with us. We are interested in translating your screenplays and providing subtitling services for your videos.