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AFM Musicians Ratify Motion Picture Agreements

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) is proud to announce the ratification of the Basic Theatrical Motion Picture and Basic Television Motion Picture Agreements contract. This new agreement, unanimously recommended by the bargaining committee, represents a significant victory for musicians working in film and television. Made for new media […]

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AFM Secures Tentative Agreement with AMPTP, Delivering Historic Wins for Musicians

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) has reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on the Basic Theatrical Motion Picture and Basic Television Motion Picture contracts. The agreement, unanimously recommended by the bargaining committee, represents a significant victory for musicians working in […]

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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): “The first ten days of negotiations with the AMPTP concluded […]

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International Musician Recognized by ILCA with Prestigious Saul Miller Awards

The International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) announced its annual labor communications contest winners for 2022 entries. The largest competition exclusively for labor journalists and communicators, the awards recognize excellence among union publications, websites, video, and other media from across North America. Congratulations to International Musician and feature writer Stephen Laifer (Local 66, Rochester, NY) for […]

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AFM Congratulates SAG-AFTRA Members on AMPTP Contract Ratification

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) released the following statement congratulating the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) following ratification of the agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).  “The members of SAG-AFTRA showed our nation what is possible this year […]

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AFM and AMPTP Announce Dates for Contract Negotiations

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. Negotiations for AFM’s Basic Theatrical Motion Picture and Basic Television Motion Picture Agreements will begin later than planned in part due to […]

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AFM Congratulates SAG-AFTRA on Agreement with AMPTP

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) applauds the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) on reaching a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The new three-year contract, which covers more than 160,000 actors and other performers, includes significant gains […]

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The American Federation of Musicians of the US and Canada grieves over the terrorism and violence that has shaken the Middle East and joins the world in mourning the loss of all innocent lives. As music community representatives, we are especially saddened by and appalled at the murder of over 250 attendees who had gathered […]

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AFM Stands with SAG-AFTRA

The AFM is extremely disappointed that the studios have walked away from negotiations with SAG-AFTRA. We feel the pain the AMPTP has caused for the members of SAG-AFTRA. Our members who make music for film, television, commercials, and sound recordings have also been largely excluded from the residuals from streaming projects that have been central to the demands […]

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