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Leveling the Score: Alliance for Women Film Composers celebrates & advocates for female artists

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by Linda A. Rapka

Composer Laura Karpman never envisioned she would be participating in an organization like the Alliance for Women Film Composers, let alone serving as its president.

“I had hoped that my career, plus the careers of a few of my contemporaries and those who have come before us, would create myriad opportunities, equal opportunities for everyone,” Karpman said.

However, a need was seen to level the score for women in the current composing climate, and last September the Alliance for Women Film Composers came to life. The brainchild of AFM Local 47 members Karpman and Lolita Ritmanis and former member Miriam Cutler, the AWFC aims to increase the visibility of women composers active in media scoring through advocacy, support and education initiatives. Continue reading

July 2016 Overture Online: Alliance for Women Film Composers

Overture Online
July 2016

Cover Story:

Leveling the Score

Alliance for Women Film Composers celebrates and advocates for female artists

We’re Stronger Together
Why it pays to work union

AFL-CIO Mourns Lives Lost in Orlando Massacre
Labor pulls together in unity for the LGBTQ community

Ill or Injured? Know Your Rights
Learn the basics about your legal protections under the ADA and FMLA


and more!

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Summer 2016 Overture Magazine

Local 47 members will soon be receiving the print Summer magazine in the mail. These print issues contain additional news not found in the public Overture Online, such as Resolutions to amend the bylaws, member status updates, and other announcements requiring due notice per the Bylaws. If you are a member in good standing and didn’t receive your print copy, email us or view it online by logging in to your member account at afm47.org.