Wednesday June 08, 2016

SAG-AFTRA Requests Investigation Concerning Harmful Vocal Work In Video Games

Harmful vocal work? Studios gave special candies that stop the actors from feeling the damage they were inflicting on their vocal cords? Is it just me or does this whole thing sound made up to you?

SAG-AFTRA, the union representing actors and other performers in Hollywood, recently asked the state of California to open an investigation into allegedly unsafe vocal recording sessions held by companies in the video game industry. In a letter sent to the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health on May 25, SAG-AFTRA said that long hours, coupled with the need to record loud and strenuous noises such as violent screaming and inhuman voices, were damaging the vocal cords of its members.