Some Game Companies Reportedly Agreeing to SAG-AFTRA’s Terms Following Voice Actors Strike
Following the SAG-AFTRA led voice actors strike, it has been reported that some video game companies have now agreed to the union’s terms but their names have not been revealed.
In its recent trade magazine (via Games Industry), the organization revealed that some companies have agreed to residual payments. Voice actors will be paid a day’s wage for every two million units that a video game sells, and up to four payments if sales reach eight million.
SAG-AFTRA says that companies have agreed to the deals “under the same terms that the AAA companies have refused,” which seems to suggest that big companies haven’t budged.
“This is a crucial time,” says SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. “The video game companies are getting ready to start production on a slate of new titles. They need and want our members’ talent to be on their games.”
Companies involved include Activision, Blindlight, Disney, Electronic Arts, Formosa, Insomniac Games, Interactive Associates, Take-Two, Warner Bros, VoiceWorks and Discovery Films.