The American Federation of Musicians Supports Keeping Film Scoring Jobs in North America with the Listen Up! Campaign
AFM's Listen Up! Campaign advocates for film scoring jobs in North America, which are being threatened by film companies who take that work overseas. A short term goal for the ListenUp! campaign is to obtain large numbers of petition signatures as quickly as possible. Please click http://tinyurl.com/lcv4fye to sign the petition.
The following text is from the official website at www.listenupnow.org:
Musicians perform the music that is the soul of a film; the musical score speaks a universal language. But corporate greed in the film industry is putting that in danger.
Some highly-profitable film companies, like Lionsgate Entertainment, are sending musicians’ jobs overseas, while taking millions in taxpayer money to produce their movies and continuing to raise costs at the box office. The result is a double-whammy for the public: While paying increasingly more at the box office, taxpayers are subsidizing multi-million dollar companies to ship jobs overseas.
That’s why musicians are speaking out all over the country, telling film and TV studios to “Listen Up!” It’s time these companies did the right thing.
Stand with the musicians who bring to life the music that’s the heart and soul of film. Sign the petition to ask Lionsgate to uphold accepted industry standards and guarantee proper wages and working conditions for musicians on all of its productions.
Listen Up! is a nationwide campaign of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM), led by musicians and community members advocating for the rights of workers in the entertainment industry.