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Congratulations 2019 Emmy Nominees!

Congratulations to all of the fantastic AFM Local 47 members who worked on this year’s Emmy®-nominated television shows! 

The 71st Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony will be held over two nights on September 14 & 15, 2019.

Best of luck to all!

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series

Jeff Beal 
House Of Cards – “Chapter 73”

Siddhartha Khosla
This Is Us – “Songbird Road: Part One”

Adam Taylor
The Handmaid’s Tale – “The Word”
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Member spotlight: Finneas O’Connell

This week’s member spotlight: FINNEAS O’CONNELL. Singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and actor, he has released several singles and has written and produced music for other artists, including his sister, singer Billie Eilish. As an actor, O’Connell is also known for his roles in the TV series Glee, Modern Family and Aquarius, and in the film Bad Teacher.

Making one of the hottest selling records of all time doesn’t always require a fancy, expensive recording studio. Case in point: the March 2019 release by Billie Eilish, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? In this second episode of AWAL’s SPACES series, we follow O’Connell at the humble family abode where he and Billie have written and produced all of their creations currently redefining pop music:

Teamsters 399 Car & Motorcycle Show

Join AFM Local 47 and the Music Fund of Los Angeles at the Teamsters 399 Car & Motorcycle Show!

The event takes place at Woodley Park in Van Nuys from 12-5pm. Enjoy incredible cars and motorcycles featured in major motion pictures and TV shows! Fun for the whole family.

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2019 Member Survey


The Benefits & Services Committee, formed as part of the union’s Strategic Plan, invites all members of AFM Local 47 to take the 2019 Member Survey so we may learn how the union can better serve you. The survey will be open through August 31, 2019.

To request a paper survey please call 323.993.3162

July 2019 Overture Online: Streaming Tech + the Music Industry

Overture Online July 2019

Streaming Tech + the Music Industry
How new media is changing the game

#ListenLA Spotlight
Spider-Man: Far From Home

Pension Update
News from the AFM-EPF

Know Your AFM Contracts
AFM Single Song Overdub Scale & Joint Venture Agreement

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Baltimore Symphony Locked Out: CALL TO ACTION

As of June 17, 2019, the musicians of the Baltimore Symphony have been locked out. At the AFM 101st Convention earlier this month, the body unanimously passed an Emergency Resolution condemning the Baltimore Symphony’s lockout of its orchestra. Locals from far and wide stepped up to support the musicians of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and their local as they face a lock-out and the threat of drastic cuts. Continue reading

Over 100 Musicians Deliver Petition to AMPTP Headquarters Demanding Streaming Residuals for Film/TV

AFM members step up efforts to secure a fair contract  

SHERMAN OAKS, CA (June 27, 2019) — Today more than 100 professional musicians who work in film and television held a press conference and delivered stacks of petition signatures to the entertainment industry’s major producers demanding a fair contract, including residuals, for new media.

Musicians marched to the front doors of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to hand-deliver hundreds of petitions signed by musicians who work in the industry, where studio representatives denied them entrance. “They are in this building and they are willing to deny us behind closed doors, but they will not do it in the open,” said musician and organizing committee member Jason Poss. “They will receive these petitions, even though they don’t want to receive them today. This is a victory. We have shown what is going on and they cannot hide from us any longer. This is just the beginning.” Continue reading