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With Mass Effect 2 BioWare seems to be intent on making sure that the members of the Sci-Fi Actor’s Guild (if there is indeed such a thing) are able to stay steadily employed and keep their resumes nicely padded.
Tricia Helfer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Hogan, Adam Baldwin, and Michael Freakin’ Dorn? If you don’t recognize these names, you need to turn in your geek card along with your rubber Vulcan ears and replica lightsaber. And that’s not even counting Liz Sroka, Seth Green, and the deep, commanding pipes of Keith David returning from the first Mass Effect.
For the video and more, hit that link. You know you want to.
http://www.crushfragdestroy.com/2009/12/15/mass-effect-2-my-god-its-full-of-stars/With Mass Effect 2 BioWare seems to be intent on making sure that the members of the... more
"When Dave Wittenberg began his acting career at a community theater in Boston, he never imagined that one day he'd be making his living as a voice artist for video game characters, portraying the likes of Hades, Tweedledee and Jerry Seinfeld.
But in the last decade Wittenberg's voice has been heard in more video games than he "can remember." And, though it's not the traditional actor's stagecraft, he still draws extensively on his thespian skills. "You get to create characters you wouldn't be able to create in any other medium," said Wittenberg, 38. "From an acting standpoint, it lets you flex your muscles that you wouldn't ordinarily use."
What it's not doing, however, is fattening his wallet. Despite his extensive credits, Wittenberg earns roughly $30,000 a year from his video game work and, like most of his peers, supplements that income by doing voice work for animated TV shows.
. . . The concerns have fueled a standoff between the video gave companies and the Screen Actors Guild, whose members recently rejected a proposed contract that covers voice work in the video game industry. "The concern going forward is that as these games become larger and larger and generate more income, we as actors won't see any more money when we walk out the door," said Wittenberg."
Fascinating to see that the SAG in this new field. You don't really think about these sorts of things too often as an outsider.
Read the full article in the link.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ct-actors7-2009dec07,0,6235255,full.story"When Dave Wittenberg began his acting career at a community theater in Boston,... more