Former AFTRA Topper Kim Roberts Hedgpeth Heading Musicians Fund

Kim Roberts Hedgpeth
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Former AFTRA national executive director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth has been tapped as administrator of the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund.

The fund collects and distributes residuals to musicians in the motion picture and television industry. It distributed more than $72 million in residuals to musicians in fiscal year 2012-13, up 6.5% over the previous fiscal year.

The announcement was made jointly by the American Federation of Musicians and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

She will replace Dennis Dreith, who is leaving after 14 years of service to head the AFM-SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund.

The fund was established in 1972 through the collective bargaining agreement between the AFM and the AMPTP.

In addition to collecting and distributing residuals to musicians, the fund also performs regular compliance reviews, pursues undiscovered revenue sources owed to participants and works on piracy issues.

Roberts Hedgpeth has been serving as national exec director of the American Youth Soccer Organization. She served seven years as AFTRA’s top exec, leaving in 2012 after it merged with SAG.

During that same period, she served on the board of trustees of the AFTRA Health and Retirement Fund and on the board of the AFM-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund.

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    1. Bob Beale says:

      I only knew her from her time at AYSO but I have to say you guys are so fortunate to have her back in your ranks. In the short time that Kim was with us we got to see what a true professional can do.
      Kim, thank you for your contribution to our organization. You are missed.
      And good luck for the future.

    2. bobbutler7 says:

      Talk about the right choice, Kim knows the industry, she knows musicians and she knows what the heck she’s doing. The AFM is very smart.

    3. J. R. Horne says:

      They could not have made a better choice. She is one of the most capable executives in America and a very fine person to boot.

    4. Bill Thomas says:

      Kim is a great choice– she will serve the musicians of the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund very well, and I am thrilled to be working with her again.

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