Musicians union issues warning on Jackie Evancho concertsmain
Recording Artist Jackie Evancho is scheduled to perform in the following cities, with a locally-hired orchestra in each venue:
August 10, 2014 American Music Theatre (Lancaster, PA)
November 22, 2014 – Mayo Performing Arts Center (Morristown, NJ)
February 22, 2015 – Peace Concert Hall (Greenville, SC)
March 26, 2015 – Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater, FL)
April 23, 2015 – Grove Theatre (Shippensburg, PA)
The Producers of this event have been resistant to file Local AFM agreements for these engagements, which is troubling in light of the Producer’s intentions to film one or more of these concerts for a planned public television project.
If you are called to perform services for this event please contact your Local union to ensure a proper Agreement is in place.
If you discover or are called for taping for a public television project featuring Jackie Evancho, please contact Pat Varriale at the New York office of the AFM, (917) 229-0234, or by E-mail email@example.com. This applies even if you are asked to mime to pre-recorded tracks, as the AFM covers this employment as well.
Again, the producers of this program have not entered into the AFM National Public Television Agreement and, therefore, your services will not be properly covered.
Thank you for your assistance.
Patrick M. Varriale
Electronic Media Services Division
American Federation of Musicians