Federal Mediator Joins SAG-AFTRA Video Game Contract Talks

EXCLUSIVE: After three days of intense bargaining, negotiations for a new SAG-AFTRA video game contract have deadlocked and a federal mediator will be called in this afternoon in an attempt to head off a threatened strike.
The main issue is the union’s demand that performers receive an additional full-scale payment for each 500,000 units sold, up to a maximum of four secondary payments if the game sells 2 million units. “The No. 1 thing is residuals,” said an actor who…

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