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SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals.

SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

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Festival 2018 Sessions

Actors and Indie Games, a Union Contract Made in Heaven by People Who Love Indies [[Panel]]

Thursday October 11, 5:00 pm to 5:50 pm in Room 203 
Sarah Elmaleh, 
Crispin Freeman
, Cissy Jones
, Katie Sikkema

Have you, an indie developer, ever felt that real human voices would infuse extra life into your unique, personal game – but figured voiceover was too expensive/mysterious/complex a component to add? Think again! SAG-AFTRA, the actor’s union, now offers a low-budget interactive agreement, the first in its history. Carefully honed with feedback from devs like you, this contract is tailored to fit smaller dev teams who wish to collaborate with the union’s talented, seasoned actor membership. Come find out how!

SAG-AFTRA actors – with credits ranging from Firewatch, Gone Home, and Where the Water Tastes Like Wine to Destiny 2, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Overwatch – will share their passion for indie game work and fully unbox the new indie agreement, alongside friendly union staff eager to answer your questions and get your next performance-enhanced project registered for you.

So next time you daydream about having your favorite voice actor in your game – remember, it’s possible.

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