June 2024 Overture Online: Labor Celebrates PRIDE ‎️‍🌈

Inside This Issue:

  • COVER STORY: Labor Celebrates PRID
  • Last Call – Spring Membership Drive Ends June 30th
  • Member Spotlight: LP
  • Next Local 47 Coffee Time Member Mingle: Friday, June 21
  • Action Alert: Protect Arts Funding in California
  • Book Review: “Union Divided: Black Musicians’ Fight for Labor Equality”
  • #WhyUnion? Share Your Answer
  • Motion Picture/TV Film: Important Dates for 2024
  • Organizing Updates
and more!

Motion Picture/TV Film: Important Dates for 2024

April 28: 5% Wage Increase Effective under Motion Picture/TV Film Successor Memorandum of Agreement (“MOU”).

May 1: Effective Date of Successor MOU. For “grandfathered” streaming shows, if principal photography of the first episode of the season commences on or after May 1, 2024, grandfathering of old wage rates no longer applies (“grandfathering,” as provided for in Paragraph F(1) of the Sideletter re: Productions Made for New Media, is eliminated).

June 1: For “High Budget SVOD Programs” (as defined in Paragraph F of the Sideletter re: Productions Made for New Media), when the initial date of recording music soundtrack is on or after June 1, 2024, new residual payments provisions in Paragraph G(2)(a) of the Sideletter re: Productions Made for New Media are effective.

July 1: Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund annual distribution date.

Loan-out Corporations

AFM Local 47 is aware of the current situation with the California Employment Development Department (EDD) regarding the use of loan-out corporations in the entertainment industry.

As noted in today’s Los Angeles Times, the entertainment community has serious concerns.

Local 47 has been in close communication with our fellow entertainment unions, and will continue to closely monitor the situation and keep our members informed.

If you have any questions, please contact the President’s Office at 323.993.3181.

Urgent Notice re: Deadline Sound & Screen Television Concert 6/7/2024


Deadline Sound & Screen Television Concert
Friday, June 7, 2024
Royce Hall, UCLA

If you accept this engagement and your wages are not paid, or are paid incorrectly, THE AFM AND LOCAL 47 CANNOT ASSIST YOU.

If you have any questions, please contact the Local 47 Live Performance Department at 323.993.3156 or Office of the President at 323.993.3181.

Stamp Out Hunger! Letter Carriers’ Food Drive: Saturday, May 11, 2024

Each year, letter carriers across the country head out on their routes on the second Saturday in May to collect donations of non-perishable food items to benefit local food pantries. Since launching in 1993, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has grown into the nation’s largest one-day food drive, helping to fill the shelves of food banks in cities and towns throughout the United States. Continue reading

May 2024 Overture Online: Musicians ARE Workers

Inside This Issue:

  • COVER STORY: Musicians ARE Workers – Celebrating our Profession on International Workers’ Day
  • 2nd Annual AFM Local 47 Jazz Festival Photo Gallery
  • Spring Membership Drive: Spread the Word! 
  • Member Spotlight: Pam Gates
  • Orchestration With Dr. Norman Ludwin – Free Classes for Members
  • Ensemble 2.0: Making Our Website Work Better for You
  • Volunteers Needed on May 11 to Help Stamp Out Hunger!
and more!

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Orchestration Classes 2024 with Dr. Norman Ludwin

AFM Local 47 members are invited to participate in an online learning experience with Executive Board member and professional orchestrator Dr. Norman Ludwin. This series of 4 classes will examine every section — Strings, Winds, & Brass — culminating in Full Orchestra. Students will also have the opportunity to complete their own optional orchestration assignments.

AFM Local 47 membership will be verified prior to enrollment. 




For more information about the instructor and to view student feedback from previous classes, please click here.