Email Phishing Scam Alert

Several Local 47 members have recently reported receiving emails from someone claiming to want to hire them, and saying they obtained their contact information from afm47.org. Many of these messages appear similar and state that the job is voiceover work for a game show. Some, but not all, reference “Relix Media Inc.” and/or “John Loyal.”
 
We want to warn everyone that these emails seem to have been generated by a scammer/bot using our public-facing website exploiting our online member directory search feature, and that our website is working properly. Please do not reply to them. We encourage all of our members to be mindful and watch out for phishing attempts.

Please be aware that only the contact information you choose to have displayed in your profile is made available on our website. If you wish to update your Member Directory Profile preferences, you may fill out the form at afm47.org/directory.

Should you have any questions about this or receive a suspicious message that mentions AFM Local 47 in the future, please email webmaster@afm47.org.

AFM Local 47 Endorses Rep. Adam Schiff for U.S. Senate

On February 6, 2024, the AFM Local 47 Executive Board unanimously moved to endorse Rep. Adam Schiff for U.S. Senate.

Workers’ rights have always been a top priority for Schiff, and as Hollywood’s representative he has maintained particular focus on the entertainment industry. His founding of the International Creativity and Theft Prevention Caucus has increased awareness and understanding of creative industries, and has helped to create policies at home and abroad that prevent the theft of copyrighted materials. Throughout the pandemic, Schiff’s efforts helped ensure that all workers – even those with nontraditional employment like contractors, freelancers, and gig economy workers – could access the expanded unemployment assistance provided under the COVID relief bills. Continue reading

February 2024 Overture Online: African Americans and the Arts

Inside This Issue:

  • COVER STORY: Black History Month 2024: African Americans and the Arts
  • Hundreds Rally to Support Musicians at Film/TV Contract Bargaining Kick-Off Event
  • Member Spotlight: Kosine
  • L.A. Black Worker Center Receives $2.5 Million; Press Conference Feb. 2
  • Limited Pressing Agreement Recording Rates Increase in 2024
  • AFM Goes to NAMM! Highlights from the 2024 Show
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment Dedicates John Williams Music Building on Historic Culver City Lot
and more!
 

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Monday, Jan. 22: Musicians to Host Rally in L.A. Ahead First Contract Talks With AMPTP

**Event Will Happen Rain or Shine at 9 a.m. **

Los Angeles — On Monday, January 22 at 9 a.m, musicians of the American Federation of Musicians will host a press conference and rally in front of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) headquarters in Sherman Oaks, CA and host a rally ahead of the first day of contract negotiations.

AFM will be joined by members and representatives from SAG-AFTRA, the Teamsters, IATSE, WGA and the LA County Federation of Labor. Continue reading

Bargaining Kick-Off Rally at AMPTP Headquarters on Jan. 22 to Demand a Fair Share for Musicians

Los Angeles, CA — The countdown is on! On January 22, the AFM will enter the ring with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the powerful negotiating body representing major studios and networks.

Last summer, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and SAG-AFTRA secured historic contracts after unprecedented strikes, marking a new era of worker solidarity and industry recognition for artist value. These victories ripple outwards, offering potent opportunities for us, the musicians, to leverage in our fight for fair compensation and working conditions. Continue reading

Visit AFM at NAMM 2024!

 

The American Federation of Musicians is proud to have a booth at this year’s National Association of Music Merchants Show, the industry’s largest stage uniting the global music, sound and entertainment technology communities.

NAMM 2024 takes place January 25-28 in Anaheim. You’ll find AFM next to the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) at Booth #9916 — view the show map here

Grab your NAMM badge, stop by our booth and say hello!

Musicians to Rally Jan. 22 to Demand Their Fair Share

In less than three weeks, musicians will begin bargaining with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for the motion picture and TV film contract.

Now it’s our turn to negotiate a fair and sustainable contract – just like our fellow unions WGA and SAG-AFTRA did.

On Monday, January 22, 2024, at 9 a.m., musicians will be marching in front of the AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks to take us directly into that day’s negotiations with a great wave of support from members and fellow union allies.

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As Contract Negotiations Near, Musicians Demand a Fair Share in the New Year

Entertainment Workers are Rising Up: Musicians are Next!

Just as writers and actors fought the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers for better wages and strengthened contract protections over many long months in 2023, so too will musicians come January 22.

Contract negotiations for the AFM Basic Theatrical Motion Picture and Basic Television Motion Picture agreements with the AMPTP will take place here in Los Angeles, and AFM members throughout the U.S. and Canada are working together on the grassroots AFM Fair Share for Musicians campaign. Continue reading

January 2024 Overture Online: Musicians Demand a Fair Share in the New Year

Inside This Issue:

  • COVER STORY: Musicians Demand a Fair Share in the New Year
  • General Membership & Annual Club Meetings: January 22
  • 2024 Wage Scale Books Now Available
  • Member Spotlight: Michael O’Daniel
  • MusiCares Launches ‘Resilience on the Road Toolkit’ for Touring Musicians
  • The Year in Labor: An Overview by LA Fed President Yvonne Wheeler
  • Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund: A New Year Rings In a New Fund
  • Auditions: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
and more!
 

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