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The American Federation of Musicians is grappling with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers over pay, streaming residuals, AI and more. Billboard.com (Feb 5, 2024) — After negotiating a new contract with film and TV producers for the last 10 days, the American Federation of

Tino Gagliardi, American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada international president and chief negotiator, issued the following statement on the Basic Theatrical Motion Picture and Basic Television Motion Picture Agreements contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP):

January 23, 2024 — Following the first day of contract negotiations for the members of the American Federation of Musicians who work under the collective bargaining agreement with the AMPTP, IATSE, SAG-AFTRA, Writers Guild of America West, Writers Guild of America East and the Teamsters

The American Federation of Musicians says it’s fighting for residuals for streaming content and protections against artificial intelligence, among other issues. January 22, 2024 — Hollywood’s labor problems might not be quite over. Following extended strikes from the Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) last year,

January 22, 2024 — The union representing Hollywood musicians begins bargaining on Monday with demands for streaming residuals and protections from artificial intelligence. The American Federation of Musicians kicked off the talks with a rain-soaked rally at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, home of the Alliance of Motion

January 22, 2024 — On a rainy Monday morning, workers from multiple guilds turned up at the offices of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in a show of unity: “We’re all together in this industry.” The leader of the American Federation of

January 20, 2024 — After a year in which both actors and writers hit the picket lines, another Hollywood strike may be on the horizon. The American Federation of Musicians (AFM), a union representing musicians across the entertainment industry, will begin negotiations Monday on a new contract

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 January 22 in front of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) headquarters in Sherman Oaks, California, on the

In less than three weeks, the AFM will begin bargaining with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for the film and motion picture contract. Now it’s our turn to negotiate a fair and sustainable contract for our members – just like our

On December 6, the AFM Fair Share for Musicians Road to Negotiations meeting was held at Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA). This meeting was a mix of in-person and Zoom attendees. Thousands of AFM members from across the US and Canada who have worked under

The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television (AMPTP) have set contract negotiations for theatrical and television film work for January 22-31 (minus weekends) in Los Angeles.

From Deadline.com Now that a tentative agreement has been reached to end the Writers Guild’s strike, SAG-AFTRA, of course, is next, with IATSE waiting in the wings and the American Federation of Musicians just around the corner.  The next entertainment industry contracts up after SAG-AFTRA are the American Federation of Musicians’ Basic

From Variety.com What would it take to get a fair residual in streaming? That is the question at the heart of both the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes. It’s also a deep question, with roots in the history of technology and its impact

From Variety.com Boots Riley brought the fire. Lindsay Dougherty brought the Teamsters. And top leaders of SAG-AFTRA, DGA, IATSE, American Federation of Musicians and other area unions gathered by the hundreds Wednesday to show solidarity with striking writers at the WGA Strong March and Rally for a

* Musicians and writers are both fighting for fair wages, respect and a voice at the table * Their fight is the same as our fight! * What does this mean for our negotiations this fall? * How can I get involved? Join Fair Share for

from Deadline.com The American Federation of Musicians is the latest union to pledge solidarity with the WGA in its ongoing negotiations for a new film and scripted TV contract. Earlier this week, SAG-AFTRA, the DGA, IATSE and the Teamsters all expressed support for the WGA in its contract talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture

Mark your calendars!! Sunday, April 2 @ 6pm PST/9pm EST Come help us prepare to officially launch Fair Share for Musicians! Get informed about our fight to win streaming residuals and to learn how you can participate so we can win a strong film/TV contract.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 IN PERSON: 322 WEST 48th STREET, NEW YORK ZOOM: CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION MORE INFO: John Pietaro All AFM members are invited to a special info session on Thursday, Feb. 9 (both in-person and Zoom) to discuss film/television streaming and your future. Whether you

You’re invited to a special info session on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 2pm (both in-person in NY and Zoom) to discuss film/television streaming and your future. Whether you play one recording session, or 50+ a year, come learn how the entertainment industry’s rapid shift to streaming

Sunday, August 14 at AFM Local 47Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.Panel discussion begins at 7 p.m. All AFM members are invited!For more information contact: organizing@afm47.org Please view our Covid protocols for in-person meetings here.