Thursday, March 30, 2006

Studio Briefing: Voice-Over Actors on Cable Cartoon Shows To Get Raises

Actors providing voice-over work in cartoons produced for cable will be receiving a 20-percent hike in their residual checks under a new pact agreed upon by Screen Actors Guild (SAG) negotiators during their current talks with producers. Although the deal is similar to one rejected by SAG for live performances, a spokesman for the union pointed out that animated episodes are generally rerun more often than live episodes. "The performers who work under this contract have waited a long time for these well-deserved gains," SAG President Alan Rosenberg said in a statement. "The Guild achieved this important victory by standing together as a united group of actors."

1 comment: said...

That's great news! Voice actors for cartoons deserve the hike in residuals. There are excellent shows still in reruns / syndication today because of their popularity and relevance to our society. Some of the voice actors who will reap the benefits of the raise are on . Many have voiced for cartoons such as G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, Baby Looney Toons series, and more. Thank you for posting this article, Gerald. Cheers, Stephanie