Outsource Media Joins TIGA

April 27, 2010

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, today announced Outsource Media as its newest direct member.

Outsource Media was founded in 1996 by Mark Estdale, one of the UK’s most experienced casting and dialogue directors working in the games industry. Outsource Media provides a creative full dialogue production service from scriptwriting and adaptation, casting, recording and post production to localisation. They also produce bespoke sound design and music. The company has recording studios in London and the North of England and a team in Los Angeles. Outsource Media have worked on hundreds of game titles from the Tales of Monkey Island to keenly awaited launch titles for Sony’s PlayStation Move.

Mark Estdale, Director at Outsource Media explains:“Outsource Media’s focus has always been on bringing best audio practice in TV, film, music and radio production to games. We are innovating at the cutting edge of development and facilitating truly cost effective high production values content. We are pushing the creative boundaries in dialogue production, establishing new, exciting, liberating and cost sensitive production methods.”

On joining TIGA Mark adds:“The TIGA community and TIGA events provide valuable and vibrant forums for networking and creative discussion with industry peers. Furthermore, for any industry to survive and flourish I believe it is essential to have a strong and committed trade body that can tackle key issues and effectively advance the industry’s agenda to Government, media and other stakeholders.”

Richard Wilson TIGA CEO welcomed Outsource Media to TIGA:“Outsource Media offer a wealth of experience and skill to any TIGA member looking to fully harness the power of great dialogue in their games. Outsource Media is also an example of a UK games company that is hugely successful internationally, working for clients in the US, Japan and Europe and creating jobs and wealth here in the UK. We welcome Outsource Media to TIGA.”

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About TIGA:

TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership.

TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members. This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

For further information, please contact Eva Field, TIGA PR Manager on: 07814 039 983, or email eva@tiga.org.


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