SAG-AFTRA On Strike Against Video Game Companies

News   SAG-AFTRA On Strike Against Video Game Companies
Parties could not come to an agreement on a new contract for voice actors.

Members of SAG-AFTRA, the unions representing screen actors, officially went on strike as of October 21 at 12:01 AM PTD.

According to Variety, Union negotiators and video company executives could not come to an agreement regarding voice actor compensation for re-use in video games. The union states that video game companies should pay actors residuals for re-use in a manner similar to those for movies and television.

A final offer from the companies included a nine percent wage increase if SAG-AFTRA members ratified the contract. Talks finally broke down this week after three days of negotiations with a federal monitor.

No new negotiations have currently been scheduled.

Among the companies the union will not work for are Activision Publishing; Blindlight; Corps of Discovery Films; Disney Character Voices; Electronic Arts Prods.; Formosa Interactive; Insomniac Games; Interactive Associates; Take-Two Interactive Software; VoiceWorks Prods.; and WB Games.

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