MARCH 21, 2022
Please be advised that Hinterland Studio Inc. (also known as Hinterland Games), the producer of the video game The Long Dark, has not signed any agreement with UBCP/ACTRA. Union staff have reached out to the engager and will continue their efforts to unionize this production.
It is a contravention of the UBCP/ACTRA By-laws and Constitution for a union member to audition or work on any non-union production in recorded media. Accordingly, there are significant consequences for Full, Apprentice, and Background members found to be auditioning for, or working on, a non-union production. There are also consequences for talent agencies found to be directing members to non-union work.
The vast majority of our members do not work on non-union productions and feel strongly about protecting our jurisdiction against anything that threatens it, including members working on non-union productions and talent agencies that facilitate that work.
We also recognize the many members and agents who stand in solidarity with UBCP/ACTRA, particularly by refusing to participate in non-union productions. We will update you if an agreement with the producer has been signed.
If you have information on other non-union productions, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.