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LA Young Workers meeting: Sept. 26, 2017

Please join us next week to hear from Lauren Perez-Rangel, Organizing Campaign Director for the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television Artists (SAG-AFTRA) as she speaks to us about her success in organizing for the labor movement.

What: Los Angeles Young Workers Committee Meeting

Who: Guest Speaker Lauren Perez-Rangel, SAG-AFTRA Organizing Campaign Director

When: Tuesday, September 26, 6pm

Where: The LA Fed, 2130 James M. Wood, Los Angeles CA 90006

Open to young workers 40 and under and young workers at heart. RSVP to

‘Mission: Impossible’ Composer Lalo Schifrin to Celebrate 85th Birthday Concert

Legendary composer, musician, conductor and six-time Oscar nominee Lalo Schifrin (“Mission: Impossible”) will celebrate his 85th birthday with a special concert in his honor Oct. 7 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Continue reading

Orchestration II with Dr. Norman Ludwin

Saturdays, Sept. 30 – Nov. 18, 10am-1pm

@ AFM Local 47, 3220 Winona Ave. Burbank CA 91504

FREE class exclusively to AFM Local 47 members.
Space is limited! 

Dr. Ludwin provides access to online resources with an interactive website that includes essential class materials, scores and listening samples. Even if you have limited or no experience in orchestration, Ludwin strongly encourages you to attend to learn this important craft that can boost your career.

Students will continue the study of orchestration and elements of texture and form by looking at contemporary concert music, analysis of different composers’ methods of orchestration, and extensive study of film music. Using classic scores and scores he himself has recently worked on, Ludwin will instruct on cues and selections from Michael Giacchino, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, and Thomas Newman, among others. The ending course project is a recording of the students’ original compositions by the Symphony 47 orchestra.

You must be an AFM Local 47 member in good standing to attend this free course.

LAYWC: Mobilizing Young People – Tuesday, Aug 29

Dear labor leaders, members, community activists and friends:

Please join us to hear from two dynamic young leaders on how young workers can take on leadership roles and become more politically involved in your community.

What: Los Angeles Young Workers Committee meeting

Who: Guest speakers Mike Fong, Vice President, LA Community College District; & Teri Holoman, Political Director, CA Teachers Association

When: Tuesday, August 29, 6-8pm

Where: The LA Fed, 2130 James M. Wood, Los Angeles CA 90006

Open to young workers 40 and under and young workers at heart. There is no cost to attend, and a light dinner will be served. RSVP to

Free Concert at LA City Hall to Promote ‘Keeping the Score in CA’


Musicians Rickey Minor (‘American Idol,’ Grammys), Siddhartha Khosla (‘This Is Us’) and special guests to perform live in support of Music Scoring Tax Credit Bill AB 1300  

Rickey Minor

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 3, 2017) — Los Angeles film and television musicians will perform a free concert at City Hall on Saturday, Aug. 19 to raise awareness of AB 1300, the Music Scoring Tax Credit Bill aimed at bringing more of this work to California.

Keeping the Score in California, a free concert and media event sponsored by the American Federation of Musicians Local 47, will feature live performances by Emmy-nominated music director Rickey Minor (“American Idol,” Grammy Awards, Super Bowl Halftime Show); Siddhartha Khosla, composer for the hit TV series “This is Us” recently nominated for 11 Emmys; and special surprise musicians to be announced. Continue reading

Healthy California: Help Guarantee Healthcare for All

Join us in canvassing Sen. Hertzberg’s district in a final push to get his vote

AFM Local 47 has endorsed SB 562, the Healthy California Act, will guarantee high-quality healthcare for all Californians.

But first it has to pass a vote coming this week in the State Senate.  Key senators who have not committed to voting for SB 562 – like Senator Hertzberg – need to hear from constituents ASAP.

Join other Healthy California supporters along with the Democracy Project and Our Revolution Tuesday, May 30 or Wednesday, May 31 to knock on some doors and spread the Healthy California message in Senator Hertzberg’s home district! Continue reading