The Voice Actors Strike has Come to an End

A compromise with publishers brings to a close the longest Screen Actors Guild strike in history.

By Jon Stevens. Posted 11/10/2017 14:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

After more than 12 months, the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), the union that represents the majority of voice actors in the video game industry, has announced that it has reached a compromise with the major video game publishers and is bringing an end to the ongoing strike.

Voice actors belonging to SAG-AFTRA had been seeking better compensation and conditions for working on video games. The agreement which has now been agreed with the likes of Activision and Electronic Arts includes, amongst other things, bonus payments for recording sessions, commitments to take preventative measures for vocal stress and “transparancy measures” to help ensure that voice actors have more knowledge on the roles that they are auditioning for ahead of time.

Now that 90 per cent of SAG-AFTRA’s members have agreed to the terms of the agreement, the strike will officially end and see some of the industry’s biggest names return to the recording studio.

For Switch owners, the effects of the strike can notably be seen in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, releasing next week, which will have an almost completely different voice cast from the first game.

Source: Polygon

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