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Cross-Regional Voice Acting

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Due to the simple fact that it's easier and cheaper to rely on actors from the area in which the studio's based, voice acting is usually done in separate regions. This is not always the case. If a work uses two studios based in different areas, then they have access to actors from both regions. To say nothing about home studios for personal use. Please note, this is not about an actor from one region doing work in another, this is about two regions being used in the same work.

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Companies with multiple studios.

  • NYAV Post, owning both New York and Los Angeles studios, practically specialize in these.
  • Etcetera Group owns one office building in Miami. As such, they've arranged at least two actors (Luis Carreño and Maria Jose Estevez) to record from there, allowing them to keep their roles after emigrating.
  • The Kitchen, using both Miami and Venezuela studios for dubbing, has done this a few times.
  • TV Group Digital has studios in two of Brazil's biggest cities, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
  • Okratron 5000, a Texas based studio owned by Christopher Sabat, opened a Los Angeles branch (Okratron West) in 2017, during production of the Dragon Ball Super dub, to allow some Los Angeles based Dragon Ball alumni (Sean Schemmel, Kyle Hebert, etc.) to reprise their roles without actually having to fly to Texas. The aforementioned series also features Brian Drummond returning to voice Copy Vegeta who recorded his role over the phone at a studio in Canada.
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  • Side UK, a London-based studio known for producing the English language audio tracks for games like Xenoblade Chronicles, Ni no Kuni, and Final Fantasy XIV (from the Heavensward expansion onwards), opened up an Los Angeles-based studio, called Side LA, in 2017. Since then, some of their projects, notably Cyberpunk 2077, Triangle Strategy, and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, have featured a mix of UK and LA-based voice talents.

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Two companies working together.


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