AFTRA is still going through with the new deal, but the Screen Actors' Guild decides it's still not a fair one and pulls out.
Eariler this month, the two unions and game publishers reached an agreement on increasing payments to voice actors featured in videogames. It was a reluctant agreement, however, since Hollywood was looking for the game industry to offer residual payments to actors who star in top-selling games.
It appears that one of the two unions have changed their mind on the matter and rejected the official contract. The Screen Actors' Guild believed the deal was "inadequate," even though the 1,900 voice actors who would have been included in the SAG part of the contract were in favor of the proposed increase.
For a current four-hour recording session, an actor would recieve at least $556 to lend his voice to a game. This figure will go up to $695 for AFTRA members starting on July 1, and will eventually reach $759 when the contract expires in 2008.