Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti — recently named Honorary Member of Local 47 — shows his support of Listen Up! pictured above with rank-and-file Listen Up! campaign members Elizabeth Hedman, Marc Sazer, Phil Ayling, Doug Tornquist, Rafael Rishik, and Neil Samples. Photo by Kori Chappell
L.A. city leader joins with AFM in calling on film production companies to end practice of offshoring film scoring jobs; AFM Local 47 reaffirms support of campaign
by Linda A. Rapka
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced in June his support for the American Federation of Musicians’ Listen Up! campaign, which calls upon film production companies that benefit from taxpayer-funded film credits to score their films in the United States.
“I’m fighting for good paying middle-class jobs across California, and our work to pass legislation — which will boost production and music scoring — must be with that goal in mind,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. Continue reading
Los Angeles mayor joins American Federation of Musicians in calling on film production companies to end their practice of offshoring film scoring jobs
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June 11, 2014
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LOS ANGELES, California (June 11, 2014) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today his support for the American Federation of Musicians’ Listen Up! Campaign, which calls upon film production companies that benefit from taxpayer-funded film credits to score their films in the United States.
“I’m fighting for good paying middle-class jobs across California, and our work to pass legislation – which will boost production and music scoring – must be with that goal in mind,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Halting the bleed of film and television production jobs out of California has been a top priority for Mayor Garcetti. Alongside the musicians union and other entertainment guilds, Garcetti has taken a leading role in advocating for the passage of AB 1839, the bill that would enhance the state’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program and provide a bump in the incentive for film soundtrack scoring in California. Continue reading
Mayor Garcetti beams as he accepts his AFM Local 47 Honorary Membership card. Photo by Kori Chappell.
AFM Local 47 hosts the mayor in a ceremony to thank him for his support of Los Angeles musicians
LOS ANGELES, California (May 5, 2014) — The musicians union of Hollywood hosted Mayor Eric Garcetti in a ceremony last week naming him an Honorary Member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 47.
Mayor Garcetti personally attended the event at the Local 47 auditorium the evening of April 28. The members of AFM Local 47 thanked the mayor for supporting local musicians with his endorsement last September of our ListenLA campaign (listen-la.com), which highlights and promotes film and TV music scoring by union musicians. The membership also expressed their appreciation for Garcetti’s efforts to fight runaway production and keep film and TV work in Hollywood in supporting new legislation aimed at enhancing California’s production tax incentive program. Continue reading
AFM Local 47 names Los Angeles Mayor an honorary member
by Linda A. Rapka
AFM Local 47 proudly welcomed Mayor Eric Garcetti to the April 28 General Membership Meeting to name him an honorary member of the musicians union in recognition of his dedication to our city’s musicians and for his efforts to keep film and TV work in Hollywood by fighting runaway production.
Local 47 Secretary/Treasurer Gary Lasley, “American Idol” music director Rickey Minor, Mayor Garcetti, President Vince Trombetta and Vice President John Acosta. Photos by Kori Chappell.
From public service to music, Mike Davis does it all
by Linda A. Rapka
With a love of music almost as strong as his love for public service, Local 47 member Mike Davis has always sought to promote diversity through his work helping the community.
Born in North Carolina, Davis got his first taste of music singing in his church choir, later picking up the saxophone in the fifth grade.
Citing his mother, an educator, as an inspiration, his interests quickly broadened to include public service. Davis launched his career working as a public administrator in Los Angeles after completing graduate school here.
Courtesy of Mike Davis