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The thing is, he's just a voice actor, not really a "real" actor.
Uh, famous actors that do voice acting for animated films like Toy Story are paid millions and get royalties. GTAIV is no exception. Just because he wasn't a Hollywood A list voice actor they neglected his benefits. He should take it to court. I think he has a case.
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post #52 of 85
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Uh, famous actors that do voice acting for animated films like Toy Story are paid millions and get royalties. GTAIV is no exception. Just because he wasn't a Hollywood A list voice actor they neglected his benefits. He should take it to court. I think he has a case.
How so? Assuming he had a contract, how is he entitled to royalties if his status prior to the game didn't warrant it? Was he famous before? Even if he didn't, agreeing to get paid a said price for said work before hand has no bearing on the success of said work unless that was part of the agreement. I assume that when they offered him $100K, he was thrilled to have the oportunity. Now that it is off the charts, he got greedy. (or, he just wants more press to build his career. No such thing as bad press etc. etc.)

This is a simple case of greed. As in most things along these lines, it is always after the fact. Nobody heard a peep about how hard the work was or how long the hours were. It didn't become an issue until after the game was proven to be popular. This all has to do with looking back and seeing someone get more than you and being envious and greedy.
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So he gets £365 a DAY and *****es? holy crap......
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post #54 of 85
I just started the game but so far not a fan of his voice...
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post #55 of 85
I'm sorry but I refuse to sympathize with someone because they didn't get overpaid by the order of millions of dollars like so many other people do.
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Uh, famous actors that do voice acting for animated films like Toy Story are paid millions and get royalties. GTAIV is no exception. Just because he wasn't a Hollywood A list voice actor they neglected his benefits. He should take it to court. I think he has a case.
Those guys had the foresight and work history to demand those crazy sums of money. This guy was a no name who signed a contract for a flat payment, and was paid in full. He's not going to get any more money unless Rockstar is feeling generous; legally they're not obligated to pay him a penny more. The courts aren't going to help him.

IMO this is hurting his career... who wants to hire someone who tries to renege on a contract and demand more money just because it did better than he/she thought it would?
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post #57 of 85
Only 100k? Please.

An actor in a proper movie does a lot of the work that contributes to the movie. People watch a movie because of the actors.

People don't play games because of voice actors, and the voice actors to a lot less proportional work.

Think about it, programmers do more work for the game than the voice actors, so surely they should get paid more.

He's just being greedy. I hope the companies avoid him like the plauge because of this.
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Those guys had the foresight and work history to demand those crazy sums of money. This guy was a no name who signed a contract for a flat payment, and was paid in full. He's not going to get any more money unless Rockstar is feeling generous; legally they're not obligated to pay him a penny more. The courts aren't going to help him.

IMO this is hurting his career... who wants to hire someone who tries to renege on a contract and demand more money just because it did better than he/she thought it would?
How is he hurting his career? Did you read the statement? He blamed the union not having it in the contract. I'm assuming he had thought this was covered just all voice acting movies are covered.

No where in it does he blame Rockstar/Take2. He actually says he understands their situation.
    
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He's just being greedy. I hope the companies avoid him like the plauge because of this.
Lol....plauge...
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He made $100k doing his job. Rockstar made $600 million doing theirs.
    
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