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Hollywood Studios signs tentative agreement with musicians

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Hollywood Studios signs tentative agreement with musicians



LOS ANGELES — Hollywood musicians have reached a tentative agreement with the major entertainment companies after a month of  bargaining.

The American Federation of Musicians, which represents some 3,000 instrumentalists working in the film and TV industry, announced late last week  that its bargaining committee had unanimously recommended new movie and TV contracts negotiated by the union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

The tentative agreement will impact musicians who score films and TV shows, and sometimes appear onscreen as musical performers.

“This agreement is a major win for musicians who have long been under-compensated for their work in the digital age,” said Tino Gagliardi, international president and chief negotiator of the AFM, in a statement.

The union said terms of the proposed three-year contract — which expired in November and was extended six months — will be disclosed after members vote on it.

“We have secured historic breakthroughs in streaming residuals, established critical guardrails against the misuse of AI, gained meaningful wage increases and made other important improvements,” Gagliardi added. “This agreement…



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