NEWS: Kyle McCarley Might Not Star In Anime Mob Psycho 100 III Due To Disagreement With Crunchyroll Ab – Forum

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No real surprise here. I guess signing a union contract with one person at least opens that production up to having to do it for everyone. Considering how quickly most of the recording has moved to Texas, I guess Crunchyroll/Sony wants to be able to be more selective about when they pay union rates. Paying a lead actor here or there wouldn’t be a big deal, but having to do it for an entire series, or possibly having to do it every time an LA cast is/was involved, is something they won’t want not to do.

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Shit, this really sucks for LA people like Kyle, but what are you waiting for? It’s Crunchyroll, they’re in Texas, and Texas is very anti-union. They certainly prioritize their own talent pool. I just hope they get paid well and get better benefits.

While I’m all for unionization, I’m concerned about how it would affect non-union Texan talent, they would be deprived of getting VO work, and union talent, especially outside of Texas, will be favored instead. I think this is the biggest factor why CR is still reluctant to unionize.


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I just hope they get paid well and get better benefits.

They are unlikely to receive benefits (such as health/dental insurance, 401k, life insurance, etc.) as this is self-employment. McCarley specifically says he relies on the union to provide him with these things.

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I really wish them the best of luck getting CR to even have a discussion about this (I’ve long supported efforts to syndicate more projects, especially when one company produces the majority of the dubs – a segment that’s already undervalued and undervalued). -paid from the acting sphere, not to mention the VO industry).

But I don’t feel confident based on just one show/cast. Especially for Mob Psycho 100 which, as popular as it is, most likely only has one final season left. I can’t help but think that unless several cast members from several major shows come together on this in solidarity, CR will just fix it and rerun it. And given the fairly clear division within TX on the issue (even though many of these concerns are steeped in misinformation), I don’t think that’s likely. And it really sucks.

Last time around, talks of unionization for CR shows started to really take off, everything on that front pretty much came to a halt with the new “unspoken” mandate for local/in-person taping only. I guess time will tell.


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It really sucks! Especially for Kyle because I can imagine he would play Mob in a pinch under ideal circumstances.

I hope they find something. To have the final season of a show recast the title character because of union issues would be… bad enough.


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therjabundo wrote:


While I’m all for unionization, I’m concerned about how it would affect non-union Texan talent, they would be deprived of getting VO work, and union talent, especially outside of Texas, will be favored instead. I think this is the biggest factor why CR is still reluctant to unionize.

It is simply a misunderstanding of how the union process works. Because Texas is a “right to work” state, non-union actors can appear on a union show without ever having to join. The producer simply has to file what is called a “Taft-Hartley report”. If anything, it’s the best of both worlds for NU talent.


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therjabundo wrote:


While I’m all for unionization, I’m concerned about how it would affect non-union Texan talent, they would be deprived of getting VO work, and union talent, especially outside of Texas, will be favored instead. I think this is the biggest factor why CR is still reluctant to unionize.

It is simply a misunderstanding of how the union process works. Because Texas is a “right to work” state, non-union actors can appear on a union show without ever having to join. The producer simply has to file what is called a “Taft-Hartley report”. If anything, it’s the best of both worlds for NU talent.

What I’m saying here is yes, CR should unionize or at least start paying higher union rates, but I want Texas talent to come first, and I want their actors to be safe even if CR continues to restrict their talent pool to theirs. I’m also concerned that if they unionize, they’ll start to attract talent from LA and therefore push away all the non-union talent in Texas, and that doesn’t seem fair to people who work primarily in Texas. I may be completely wrong, maybe more TX players will speak out on this issue.


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therjabundo wrote:

What I’m saying here is yes, CR should unionize or at least start paying higher union rates, but I want Texas talent to come first, and I want their actors to be safe even if CR continues to restrict their talent pool to theirs. I’m also concerned that if they unionize, they’ll start to attract talent from LA and therefore push away all the non-union talent in Texas, and that doesn’t seem fair to people who work primarily in Texas. I may be completely wrong, maybe more TX players will speak out on this issue.

It’s a pretty understandable fear, but something that should probably be considered with all of this is that due to Crunchyroll having the lion’s share of seasonal anime titles: they themselves can’t keep up dubbing it all in their own studio and even after During the whole remote recording lockdown, they’ve outsourced some of their new seasonal tracks to other Texas-based studios (those studios being more willing to release of the State for talents because they are not liable for CR mandates). Even saying, negotiating a deal regarding unionization for the voiceovers they were going to outsource anyway, would be a huge improvement over what’s happening right now


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