Adaptation & Translation Association
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“United we stand stronger! Trailblazing and timely, the creation of PANATAV is a most welcomed addition to the audiovisual translation mediascape, not only because it raises the visibility of our profession but also, and most importantly, because it lends a voice to media translators in the Americas and serves as a focal point for networking. Forming associations of this nature is never an easy task and the organisers should be congratulated for their efforts and enthusiasm. No doubt, this opens the doors for fruitful dialogue with other similar associations in Europe and elsewhere in the world. I wish PANATAV all the very best in the years to come and hope to celebrate many happy returns.”
"Having been an Audiovisual Translator for over 25 years, and having been involved in various associations supporting AV translators throughout this time, I believe there is a need to unite professionals within the Americas, focusing particularly on working conditions and visibility. The European associations are all united under the AVTE umbrella, and we look forward to fruitful collaborations with the newly formed PANAVAT. I believe the team leading this new association has the right connections and experience to make PANAVAT a success."
PANAVAT proudly represents the interests of audiovisual localization professionals across Pan-America and brings visibility to the work of subtitlers, adaptors, audio descriptors, and respeakers by raising awareness for the unsung heroes of broadcasting, streaming, and filmmaking.
The mission of the Association is to represent and protect the interests of Audiovisual Translation professionals, to promote the highest standards in the profession, to advocate for good working conditions and fair payment for the services its members provide, to support the professional development of its members, to raise the profile of the profession, and to create strong relationships with other professional bodies, education institutions, and other industry stakeholders in the region and internationally.