LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Backs Efforts to Stop Outsourcing Film Scoring Jobs

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced support for the American Federation of Musicians’ Listen Up! Campaign, designed to stop producers from sending scoring jobs to musicians outside the U.S.

“I’m fighting for good-paying, middle-class jobs across California, and our work to pass legislation – which will boost production and music scoring – must be with that goal in mind,” he said.

Garcetti has been an active advocate for the passage of Assembly Bill 1839, which has been cleared by the Assembly and would enhance the state’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program — including 25% of the qualified expenditures relating to music scoring and track recording to the production of a qualified motion picture in California.

AFM Local 47, the Hollywood chapter of the musicians union, recently named Garcetti an honorary member of the union in appreciation of his efforts to stem runaway production from Hollywood and for his support of Los Angeles musicians.“Himself an accomplished pianist and composer, Mayor Garcetti truly understands the issues and concerns of professional musicians,” said musician Andy Malloy.

The union launched the Listen Up! campaign to focus attention on the precipitous decline in work for L.A. studio musicians because of a growing trend to record film scores in London, Prague, Bratislava and other cities. Union officials want use of union musicians to be a condition for productions that receive tax incentive funds.

More Film

  • Shelter PR

    Shelter PR Expands With New Film and TV Division, Hires Veteran PR Exec Alicia Ramirez Wyld

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced support for the American Federation of Musicians’ Listen Up! Campaign, designed to stop producers from sending scoring jobs to musicians outside the U.S. “I’m fighting for good-paying, middle-class jobs across California, and our work to pass legislation – which will boost production and music scoring – must be […]

  • From 'Lego Batman' to 'Ferdinand' to

    From 'Lego Batman' to 'Ferdinand' to 'Boss Baby,' These Actors Inspire the Animators

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced support for the American Federation of Musicians’ Listen Up! Campaign, designed to stop producers from sending scoring jobs to musicians outside the U.S. “I’m fighting for good-paying, middle-class jobs across California, and our work to pass legislation – which will boost production and music scoring – must be […]

  • Rose (ALLISON WILLIAMS) connects with boyfriend

    Jordan Peele Praises His 'Get Out' Below the Line Crew

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced support for the American Federation of Musicians’ Listen Up! Campaign, designed to stop producers from sending scoring jobs to musicians outside the U.S. “I’m fighting for good-paying, middle-class jobs across California, and our work to pass legislation – which will boost production and music scoring – must be […]

  • Best Picture Contenders The Shape of

    Oscars: Best Picture Field Shifts Into Focus

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced support for the American Federation of Musicians’ Listen Up! Campaign, designed to stop producers from sending scoring jobs to musicians outside the U.S. “I’m fighting for good-paying, middle-class jobs across California, and our work to pass legislation – which will boost production and music scoring – must be […]

  • Woody Harrelson Venom

    Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in 'Venom'

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced support for the American Federation of Musicians’ Listen Up! Campaign, designed to stop producers from sending scoring jobs to musicians outside the U.S. “I’m fighting for good-paying, middle-class jobs across California, and our work to pass legislation – which will boost production and music scoring – must be […]

  • The Fate of the Furious

    Universal Crosses $5 Billion Mark at 2017 Worldwide Box Office

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced support for the American Federation of Musicians’ Listen Up! Campaign, designed to stop producers from sending scoring jobs to musicians outside the U.S. “I’m fighting for good-paying, middle-class jobs across California, and our work to pass legislation – which will boost production and music scoring – must be […]

  • I Love You, Daddy

    Louis C.K.'s 'I Love You, Daddy' Leaks Online After Being Pulled From Theatrical Release

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced support for the American Federation of Musicians’ Listen Up! Campaign, designed to stop producers from sending scoring jobs to musicians outside the U.S. “I’m fighting for good-paying, middle-class jobs across California, and our work to pass legislation – which will boost production and music scoring – must be […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content