20-Year Entertainment and Localization Industry Veteran Jacques Barreau Joins Technology Division of TransPerfect
NEW YORK, October 16, 2018 – Translations.com, the technology division of TransPerfect, the world’s leading provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced the hiring of Jacques Barreau as Vice President of Media and Interactive Entertainment.
Barreau has over 20 years of experience spearheading localization for theatrical features, episodic content, and interactive games in more than 40 languages for Warner Bros. and clients such as Lucasfilm and Turner Broadcasting Networks. Barreau was responsible for implementing new creative and production structures at Warner Bros. with the goal of improving the studio’s quality standards and streamlining localization processes to reduce turnaround times for day and date worldwide releases—including major Hollywood blockbusters such as the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter franchises.
In his role at Translations.com, Barreau will be involved in all aspects of localization and be instrumental in the development and rollout of the company’s GlobalLink Virtual Studio and Media.Next suite of AI-powered media localization solutions.
“Concepts and elements that are central to Media.Next have been a dream of mine for many years, and being involved in the process of bringing voiceover and lip-sync dubbing to the next level is an amazing opportunity,” said Barreau. “There has been very little change over the past 20 years in these areas, and I am personally very excited to have the opportunity with Translations.com to bring disruptive technologies to market.”
TransPerfect President and CEO Phil Shawe added, “Jacques’ extensive background represents a dynamic new addition to our team. With our clients seeing an explosive increase in the need for media-based translation, technology solutions aimed at making the process for dubbing and subtitling more efficient have come front and center. We'd like to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Barreau; and we have every confidence that his presence will help drive our research and development in the short term and our vision for media localization technologies in the long term.”
Translations.com is the world’s largest provider of enterprise localization services and technology solutions. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, Translations.com offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. More than 4,000 global organizations employ Translations.com’s GlobalLink® Product Suite to simplify management of multilingual content. Translations.com is part of the TransPerfect family of companies, with global headquarters in New York and regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.translations.com.