11th Jun 2018

Keywords goes to Hollywood

Keywords Studios today announced that it has acquired Blindlight, a Hollywood based production services company for the video games industry. Blindlight expands the group’s audio and production capabilities and further strengthens Keywords as the global video games services platform.

Established in 2001 by Lev Chapelsky, the company works on behalf of game publishers and developers in procuring specialised talent and managing the entire production processes for the parts of games that benefit from Hollywood production resources. Blindlight’s service disciplines include voiceover production, celebrity acquisition and rights management, game writing, music, sound design and motion capture.

Blindlight works with top game producers around the world (including Bethesda, NCSoft, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and Ubisoft) making the creative expertise of Hollywood readily available for the video games industry. The addition of Blindlight to the Group will increase the value of the services provided by Keywords and contribute to making those services more accessible to a wider customer base.

Andrew Day, CEO of Keywords Studios commented:

“Keywords and Blindlight have got to know each other well over the past three years and we see good opportunities to leverage both businesses to offer a wider range of world leading services to our clients. We are delighted to welcome Lev and the rest of the team to the Keywords family.

“Following our recent acquisition of music services companies, Cord and Laced, we see excellent opportunities for Blindlight to bring these services to Los Angeles, as well as providing access to further opportunities for our downstream production services of translation and localised voice over.”

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