AFM and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Set to Begin Contract Negotiations

December 5, 2023

With settlements reached concluding strikes with both SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America (WGA), the  Alliance of Motion Picture and Television (AMPTP) and the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) 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 AMPTP’s prolonged labor disputes with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA, which caused significant disruptions in the entertainment industry.

The current contract was due to expire on November 13, 2023. To ensure the integrity of essential contractual protections until the next agreement is reached and ratified, the current agreements have been extended by six months.

Streaming now dominates the entertainment industry, and “new media” is no longer a new business. The AMPTP has unfairly exploited musicians’ labor and shut musicians out of millions of dollars of streaming profits for over a decade. It’s past time for a fair contract for current and future generations of all musicians.

The AFM is committed to fighting for the rights and well-being of members and improving industry wages, working conditions, and residual payments for made-for-streaming content. The Fair Share for Musicians campaign was created by musicians who record for motion pictures and television shows in preparation for negotiations of the AFM’s Basic Theatrical Motion Picture and Basic Television Motion Picture Agreements.

For more information and updates, please visit: www.fairshareformusicians.org.