The voice actors strike, which has been raging for a little over a week, just got a little more bitter, as high-profile publishers launch an attack site which aims to discredit the union behind the strike. If you haven’t been following the voice actors’ strike, hit the link right here, where Steve Blum – one of the top VAs in the industry, having voiced characters in Mass Effect, Call of Duty and even Cowboy Bebop (and about a thousand more games) – lays out all the union’s entirely unreasonable demands. But hey, why let the underdogs get away with, you ... Read More »
The Screen Actors Guild Union was publicly considering going on strike last fall to secure better pay and protection for physically demanding work. This year they’ve decided on a list of specific companies to strike unless contract negotiations go well. A post on the SAG-AFTRA’s website states that “unless you hear differently from us, effective Oct. 21 at 12:01 a. m., you should be prepared to strike the following video game employers with regard to all games that went into production after Feb. 17, 2015.” A few actors have even expressed their support of the Union with #performancematters on Twitter. ... Read More »
The Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has announced the results of a vote to strike. With 96.52% of members voting in favour of the Interactive Media Agreement Strike Authorization Referendum. This grants the National Board to declare a strike if necessary. The referendum took place as a result of continuing negotiations with developers such as Electronic Arts, Activision, Disney and Warner Bros. concerning the treatment of performers working in video games. The Guild's Interactive Committee met with publishers during February this year to renegotiate a new agreement. The agreement that was in place prior to these negotiations ... Read More »
A number of high profile video game voice actors may be going on strike very soon. This is in protest for better pay and working conditions. The Screen Actors Guild/ American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) is considering the action due to what they perceive is the unfair treatment of artists in the industry. The union is proposing that artist receive stunt pay for "vocally stressful recording sessions". They also want artists to receive a bonus after sales of the product exceed the two million units mark. On top of this the union also wants more transparency for ... Read More »
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