Continued Protests and Actors Speaking Out About SAG-AFTRA Video Game Strike
On November 3rd, the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) had another picket line for their video game strike in front of WB games in Burbank, CA. In October, we told you everything the voice actors were proposing and then the game company’s response after the first strike outside of the EA building. No agreement has been made as of yet between the two. The struggle is still going and there’s no clear end in sight. SAG-AFTRA is willing to fight for as long as it takes to get our beloved voice actors what they deserve.
The response from other voice actors, fans, and more about the video game strike have been flooding social media for weeks using the hashtag #PerformanceMatters. Cries of support come from all over the world and they are hoping to help the game companies involved understand the actors struggles and eventually come to an agreement to end the strike.
Many voices. One message. #PerformanceMatters pic.twitter.com/VFbTQTdXUp
— Keythe Farley (@faronear) November 3, 2016
Game companies spent more on hiring Singer Associates to do bad PR against us than our actual compensation request. #PerformanceMatters
— Kaiji Von Tang (@KaijiTang) November 3, 2016
Proud to march with hundreds of fellow union actors today to support a fair contract for interactive voice actors! #PerformanceMatters pic.twitter.com/zG4oTz8m5u
— Dee Bradley Baker (@deebradleybaker) November 3, 2016
Even the gang from Overwatch are supporting the fight despite Blizzard not being a company that is affected by the video game strike. Stay tuned with DFTG for an update with that as well, as we will be interviewing Jonny Cruz (voice actor of Lucio from the popular shooter).
The world needs heroes. #Overwatch #TBT #PerformanceMatters @PlayOverwatch @Blizzard_Ent pic.twitter.com/5p4RSTPNlz
— Feodor Chin 🇺🇸❄️ (@FeoChin) November 11, 2016
The list of companies that are affected are as follows:
- 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.
We here at Don’t Feed the Gamers truly hope that the SAG-AFTRA video game strike will come to an end soon. Hopefully these game companies and the voice actors can work things out and come to a fair and just agreement. Have you shown support for the voices behind your favorite characters? Let us know your thought on the strike below in the comments. We will keep you guys updated as the information comes in.
To FULLY catch up on everything with the strike, read all of our previous coverage here:
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