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Hundreds Rally to Support Musicians at Film/TV Contract Bargaining Kick-Off Event

WGA, SAG-AFTRA, Teamsters, IATSE Stand in Strong Solidarity with AFM

A little rain couldn’t dampen the high spirits of close to 300 AFM members and supporters during a morning rally and press conference on Jan. 22, 2024 in front of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) headquarters in Sherman Oaks, CA on the first day of negotiations for the Motion Picture/TV Film contract.

In a strong show of union solidarity, musicians were joined by members, union leaders and representatives from SAG-AFTRA, Writers Guild of America West, Teamsters, IATSE, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, and more. 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

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