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The Video Game Voice Over Strike Is Finally Over

Based on early reports from the tentative agreement one of the biggest areas of concern, secondary compensation, is being addressed. In short, voice actors felt they deserved a bigger paycheck when a game they worked on became especially successful. The biggest headline maker from this particular corner of the dispute was Michael Hollick, who reportedly made $100,000 for more than a year’s worth of work on Grand Theft Auto 4. Despite the fact that the game was a huge success, the voice of Niko Bellic received no residuals. Under new terms, additional compensation will not actually be based on a game’s sales, but rather the number of sessions a voice actor works. Gabrielle Carteris, president of SAG-AFTRA, said this would be “significantly larger” payment than what voice actors are currently used to.

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