Updated Live Streaming Addendum for Houses of Worship Approved
November 20, 2023
The AFM has created a new live contract streaming addendum specifically for houses of worship. This new streaming addendum allows for the streaming of a service for up to 7 days afterward for the lower, non-captured rate. Please contact Gus Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org for the new streaming addendum and begin using it immediately.
AFM Musicians Stand in Solidarity with WGA in Their Fight to Win a Fair Contract
Thursday April 27th, 2023
The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada has joined SAG-AFTRA, DGA, and IATSE in support of the Writers Guild of America and its ongoing negotiations for a new film and TV contract.
“We support the writers represented by the Writers Guild of America West and the Writers Guild of America East in their collective fight to win a fair contract,” states AFM President Ray Hair. “Writers are the backbone of the entertainment industry. They deserve to be paid fairly for their work in films, network television series, cable and new media productions. Streaming services are now the dominant force in the entertainment industry, and we stand with the writers asking to be compensated fairly for their work.”
The Writers Guild of America is currently in contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, but the current contract ends on May 1, and the WGA members have officially authorized a strike. The April 17 vote showed that 97.9% of participating union members approved of the potential strike.
We would like to thank David Steffens for his service as Secretary-Treasurer and we wish him well in his new job in Indiana.
The Executive Board had appointed Michael Mann as the new Secretary-Treasurer of Local 375-703 effective July, 1 2020. He can be reached at email@example.com.