SAG-AFTRA Is Officially Now On Strike!

Following our previous report, Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)  is officially now on strike. According to their Official Bulletin the following is the current list of affected employers:

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

The last round of negotiations failed to yield a compromise on terms. There are 2 main issues remain for SAG-AFTRA, Transparency and Compensation. Transparency is in regards to disclosing what projects talent will be working on. Compensation relates to whether an employer would have the option to buy out an actor’s royalties by paying a bonus upfront or, if they prefer, they would have the option to pay a bonus after the game releases, if the game happens to sell more than 2 million units.

Photo credit : SAG-AFTRA