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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.

Musicians Call on Film/TV Studios to Bargain Fair for Streaming Media

Studios’ refusal to provide New Media residuals threatens livelihood of musicians  

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 13, 2019) — Today members of the American Federation of Musicians, AFL-CIO, held a press conference calling on the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to engage in fair contract negotiations and protect the future careers of professional musicians as the industry shifts to streaming and online distribution (aka “new media”). Continue reading