SAG-AFTRA board member Martin Sheen

SAG-AFTRA board member Martin Sheen

Talks between SAG-AFTRA and the video game industry have resumed.

Ahead of a Friday (21.10.16) strike deadline, the union, Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) - who can count Martin Sheen as one of their board members - is once again in negotiations with the $20 billion industry over residuals payments for actors who voice successful games.

One game voice actor, who wasn't named, insisted he and his colleagues have "had enough" of the situation and called for action.

They were told Deadline: "The number one thing is residuals.

"This is the only billion-dollar industry where actors are paid no residuals.

"Everyone I talk to at auditions is all in favour of a strike. We've all had enough."

This comes after Sunday's (16.10.16) SAG-AFTRA meeting in which the board of directors voted unanimously to go on strike if they could not come to an agreement with the video game industry about residuals payments.

A huge number of stars have lent their vocal talents to video games, including SAG-AFTRA board member Sheen.

Other big names include Snoop Dogg, Liam Neeson, Samuel L. Jackson, 50 Cent, Mark Hamill and Mila Kunis.

The gaming industry said in a statement it is trying to reach a "fair and equitable contract, despite the union leadership's most recent threatened labour action".

This comes after 96.5 per cent of union members voted in favour of a strike in October 2015 should discussions not result in any residuals.