Eclair Versioning & Accessibility, which has been operating as a stand-alone company under the leadership of Angel Martin since the Eclair Group’s reorganization last year is rebranding itself as EVA. Martin remains as managing director. With offices in France, Germany, Spain and Morocco, EVA companies will continue to perform localization services, including script adaptation, voice casting, dubbing, lip-sync recording and mixing for theatrical releases and other customers.
EVA’s facilities are located in Vanves (Paris) & Strasbourg, operating as Eclair V&A for versioning and as ST’501 for accessibility services including live subtitling, in Berlin, operating as Eclair Studios Germany / Christa Kistner Synchronproduktion GmbH, in Karlsruhe under the name of Studio 7, in Madrid & Barcelona, known as Tecnison and in Rabat as Studio 8.
All the studios have already started to use “by EVA” next to their own brand, and EVA as their collective brand.
“Implementing a new group brand is both exciting and efficient,” says Martin. “Bringing different studios, practices and cultures together offered us an opportunity to remind the industry who we are. Our strength remains in the experienced local teams that add value for our customers, understanding each project’s needs with passion and finding the best voices and technical means to deliver the same service required, in every language, wherever they are based.”
“Operating under EVA’s umbrella will remind the industry that we are an international provider with a very attractive footprint” says Bouchra Alami, EVA’s deputy MD and France and Morocco’s country manager. “Eclair is a strong brand, especially in France. As EVA’s localization services offering extends across various territories, we needed an identity to reflect that; EVA clearly conveys this without forgetting where we are coming from.”
Sebastian Reiss, EVA Germany’s country manager says, “We have decades of history operating under Christa Kistner Synchronproduktion and our community knows that. We want our partners to also know we are part of EVA and that it brings value to our offering.”
Ana Arbona, Spain’s country manager says, “Sharing this project with colleagues in other countries has been a great way of growing; finding a common brand to continue this journey is an efficient way to tell the world we are one team, offering the same services, practices and quality. Ultimately it is important our customers have direct access to all the facilities and services, regardless of in which language or country. This is what we want to achieve with EVA.”