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Randy Newman Backs Music Tax Credit Bill, ‘Keeping the Score in CA’

Free concert Saturday at LA City Hall to promote AB 1300 to feature Rickey Minor (‘American Idol,’ ‘The Tonight Show’), composer Siddhartha Khosla (‘This Is Us’), surprise musical guests  

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 16, 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 back more of the entertainment industry’s scoring and composing work to California.

As momentum for the bill builds, Randy Newman is the latest high-profile musician to back the legislation. “The studio musicians here in Los Angeles are one of the greatest resources this city has,” said the legendary singer-songwriter and composer. Continue reading

H&W: Accessing Your Acupuncture & Chiropractic Benefit

 

Professional Musicians, Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund

To access the complementary health care benefits made available through Landmark Health Plan of California, Inc. just follow these simple steps:

1) To find a contracted Landmark Health Plan provider near you:

• Go to the Landmark Health Plan online provider search at www.LHP-CA.com OR

• Call Landmark Health Plan Member Services at 1-800-298-4875 (Monday – Friday, 5:30am to 5:00pm, Pacific Time) for a list of the closest providers near your home or work address. Continue reading

View and share our newest “Guaranteed Healthcare Rocks” video!

Share our new “Schoolhouse Rock!” inspired video that illustrates how we can do “Better Than Before” when it comes to covering everybody!

Today we join with the California Nurses Association to launch the second in a series of “Schoolhouse Rock!” inspired music videos created by Los Angeles musician Clifford Tasner in support of the Healthy California Act- SB 562, which establishes a Medicare-for-all type healthcare system in California. Continue reading

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

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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

August 2017 Overture Online: Keeping the Score in CA

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Overture Online
August 2017

Keeping the Score in CA 
An AB 1300 concert & media event feat. Rickey Minor & special guests


We’ve Moved!
Review these important updates & reminders regarding the Burbank relocation of Local 47 & AFM West Coast Office

Celebrating Lalo Schifrin: An 85th Birthday Concert
Musicians at Play, Music Fund of LA & Varèse Sarabande announce an October concert for the film music legend

We Can’t Afford to Work for Less
LAANE’s executive director spells out why “Right to Work”
is wrong

Congratulations 69th Annual Emmy nominees

and more!
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Memorial Service: Isabelle Daskoff

Isabelle Daskoff Samuels, with principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic, Laszlo Varga, February 4, 2009. (Photo by J. Kessler)

Life Member. Violin
6/4/1922 – 7/20/2017

Isabelle Daskoff was born in Illinois, but moved to Los Angeles when she was a child. (Her mother hoped that Isabelle and her sister, Bernardine, would become child movie stars.)

After graduation from UCLA, Isabelle moved back east, where she married Ralph Samuels, a noted photographer from Manchester, England. She was a longtime member of the New York City Opera Orchestra.

Relocating to Los Angeles in the early ’70s, Isabelle was active in the orchestras of the recording, motion picture and television industries, and in symphonic concerts. For many years, until her retirement, she was a member of the orchestra of The Simpsons.

Services for Isabelle will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017, at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Ave. Los Angeles CA 90045.

Statement from the Local 47 Executive Board

AFM Local 47 has been made aware of a recent incident involving one of our employees. This is now a police matter and we cannot comment on the ongoing investigation, nor can we comment on personnel matters.

As a labor union we believe in immigrant and workers’ rights and stand for dignity and respect for all workers in our community.