Video Game Voice Actors are Officially on Strike

Just over a year after SAG-AFTRA initially publicly considered going on strike for video game work, it appears that conditions have not significantly improved. After two years of failed negotiations, effective this past Friday, SAG-AFTRA members went on strike.

SAG-AFTRA is specifically striking against the following companies:

Activision Publishing, Inc.; Blindlight, LLC; Corps of Discovery Films; Disney Character Voices, Inc.; Electronic Arts Productions, Inc.; Formosa Interactive, LLC; Insomniac Games, Inc.; Interactive Associates, Inc.; Take 2 Interactive Software; VoiceWorks Productions, Inc.; and WB Games, Inc.

The strike effects any game using SAG-AFTRA talent that went into production after February 17, 2015. Members will picket EA’s offices in Playa Vista, CA on Monday.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Via SAG-AFTRA

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”