The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (or SAG-AFTRA) has traditionally threatened to strike when their working conditions have been deemed unfair to voice actors. Now, using the hashtag #performancematters, SAG-AFTRA plans to strike a variety of major publishers within the gaming industry on Oct 21st.
In recent years, the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (or SAG-AFTRA for short) has been pushing for better support for voice actors within the gaming industry. Last October, SAG-AFTRA found overwhelming support among union members to strike in solidarity with demands for such measures as vocal stress compensation and performance bonuses, as well as more transparency about voice acting requirements. Now, SAG-AFTRA is negotiating agreements for low-budget titles, according to the union’s official website.