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Published on October 21st, 2016 | by gareth


SAG/AFTRA Video Game Members Go On Strike

In what could be a huge moment for the gaming industry, Union members have gone on strike and you know this may cause delays in the release dates of several pending games.


SAG-AFTRA Members Declare Video Game Strike

Members Want Decades-Old Interactive Contract Modernized

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 21, 2016) — After nearly two years of unsuccessful negotiations,
SAG-AFTRA has called a strike against certain video game producers, effective at
12:01 a.m. PT today.

SAG-AFTRA is striking the following video game employers: 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. The strike covers all games made by these companies that
went into production after Feb. 17, 2015.

SAG-AFTRA members will picket Electronic Arts in Playa Vista, CA at 10:30 a.m. PT,
Monday, Oct. 24.

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