SIDE Opens New Studio in Paris

March 2023


PARIS, France – March 6, 2023 – Award-winning audio production and localization specialist SIDE today bolstered its international presence by opening their latest studio, SIDE Paris. Joining studios in London, Shanghai, and Los Angeles, the Paris location will support the local and international games industry with native French localization and audio services. SIDE Paris will be led by Maxime Romano, who also serves as Head of Localization.

“SIDE is an integral part of the PTW family, and expanding their global footprint into key markets like France is essential to our long-term growth strategy for the business,” said Deborah Kirkham, Chief Executive Officer of PTW. “The strength of the French development scene and the steady demand for French language localization made this an easy decision – we can now provide our customers with a strong, local solution for their audio and localization needs.”

Ideally situated in Vanves on the southwest edge of the capital, SIDE Paris will be a new source of employment and tax revenue for the city. In addition to working with local clients, the office will be tapped to work on projects across the PTW network, offering clients single (or multi)-language solutions.

“SIDE Paris is our opportunity to expand our audio services and production capabilities into the gaming industry in France,” continued Kasturi Rangan, Chief Creative Officer of PTW and SIDE. “Our presence adds a new level of depth to our native language solutions and gives clients, regardless of their size, a strong, trusted, global partner in the audio and localization space.”

SIDE’s dialogue management services in Paris will include:

  • Casting
  • Talent Negotiation
  • Studio Recording
  • Performance Direction
  • Editorial / Post-Production
  • Production Management
  • Audio Localization

SIDE works on the cutting edge of interactive media as a provider of audio services for the global entertainment market. With over 25 years’ experience, an international network of resources, and state-of-the-art studios, SIDE’s award-winning team of technical and creative experts still holds the same collective intention: to develop the truest interpretation of each client’s vision, for audiences of every genre, on any platform, in all languages.