The official website of Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has put up a notice on April 22, 2021, requesting its members to halt their service for Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai English dub until further notice.
The cause of the “Do not Work” notice roots in the refusal of the production company, Ocean Media to accept “a basic minimum agreement” that is in effect for the service with respect to the series.
An excerpt of the statement is as follows:
Please be advised that Ocean Media, the producer of the English-language dubbing series Dragon Quest: Legend of Dai has refused to execute a basic minimum agreement that is in full force and effect for work with respect to this series. As such, SAG-AFTRA members are hereby instructed to withhold any acting services for this production until further notice.
Furthermore, the union declared to their employees that accepting jobs on Dragon Quest: Legend of Dai might be considered a violation of Global Rule One.
Moreover, SAG-AFTRA also warns that members of the union if found accepting work or appearing in Ocean Media production in the future, they may have to face disciplinary action in consideration to violating the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.
“Therefore, all SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work or appear on the above production. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution,” said the notice.
The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is an American labor union representing approximately 160,000 film and television actors, journalists, radio personalities, recording artists, singers, voice actors, internet influencers, fashion models, and other media professionals worldwide.
The organization was formed on March 30, 2012, following the merger of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG, created in 1933) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, created in 1937 as the American Federation of Radio Artists, gaining a ‘T’ in 1952 after its merger with the Television Authority). SAG-AFTRA is a member of the AFL–CIO, the largest federation of unions in the United States.