Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

U.S. Screen Actors union approves video game contract

Filed under
Gaming

Members of the Screen Actors' Guild overwhelmingly approved a new contract covering their work in video games, the union's Web site said on Friday.

The vote was approved by a margin of 81.2 to 18.8 percent late on Thursday, and sent a strong message to SAG's national executive committee, which in June narrowly voted to nullify a previous SAG member vote approving the agreement.

The contract with video game companies, including industry giant Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS.O: Quote, Profile, Research), was jointly negotiated by SAG and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

The agreement won higher wages and better benefits for union members, but failed to secure residual payments for a union actor whose voice or likeness appears in a video game.

AFTRA members approved the contract in June and have been working under the contract.

"By voting for this contract, SAG members have achieved major gains despite the fact that we were not able win in the area of residuals," Screen Actors Guild chief negotiator Sallie Weaver said in a statement.

Source.

More in Tux Machines

I/O-rich SBC runs Linux on Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC

MYIR launched a “Rico” SBC for TI’s Cortex-A9 AM437x SoC, with an open Linux BSP, 4GB of eMMC flash, and coastline GbE, HDMI, and USB host and device ports. Read more

ChaletOS Is a Design Tweak in the Linux House

ChaletOS Linux is one of the closest Windows 7 clone interfaces I have seen. Its refreshing design makes it a good choice for transitioning to the Linux OS. Read more

​Red Hat buys into Docker containers with Atomic Host

Not much over a year ago, few people knew about containers, and fewer still knew about Docker. Since then, the idea of building server and applications out of container-based micro-servers, has exploded in popularity. Red Hat has been watching this and now with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host (RHELAH) the company has its own operating system/container pairing to offer the business world. Read more

VMware heads to court over GPL violations

The Software Freedom Conservancy alleges that VMware is using GPL-licensed code in its proprietary products Read more