Video Game Voice Actors Are Pushing For A Strike
Some of video gaming's most famous voice actors are threatening to go on strike, claiming their employers aren't giving their work proper respect.By Carter Woodiel | September 23, 2015
As video game technology has advanced over the years, games are starting to look more and more like movies. And now, the voices behind some of gaming’s most popular characters are demanding this be reflected in the way they’re paid. (Video via LucasArts)
SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents the actors, claims its members are asking for benefits already granted to workers in industries like movies and TV, and its members are currently voting on a strike if their demands aren’t met.
They include what the union calls a “backend bonus,” in other words, a payment to voice actors after the game they worked on sells a certain number of copies. The union points out how this practice takes place in film and TV production. (Video via Warner Bros.)