November 27, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel
Los Angeles, CA – The Actors’ Equity Association has endorsed SAG-AFTRA’s strike against 11 video-game companies, telling its members that taking work at those companies would be like crossing a picket line.
The union “stands in solidarity with and support of its sister union SAG-AFTRA as it fights for a fair contract for voice-over and motion-capture performers,” executive director Mary McColl said. “Equity members are reminded that they cannot accept work from these employers, and they should contact Equity immediately if they are offered any such employment.” SAG-AFTRA video-game performers have been on strike against companies including Warner Bros., Disney, and Activision since Oct. 21, demanding that they be paid residuals for successful games and be told the name of the game they’re working on. Read more