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Here’s the Score: AFM Makes Movie Music Soar

Here’s the Score: AFM Makes Movie Music Soar

We gave a shout out yesterday to the Oscar winners and nominees and all the union workers who make the movie magic happen, the actors, dancers, production crews, directors, musicians and others. Today, we’d like to share a few photos of our brothers and sisters from the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) Local 47 in Los Angeles at work making the movies come alive with music.

These pictures, shot by Local 47’s Linda A. Rapka, come from a session for the comedy “Ted” that was nominated last year for Best Original Song, “Everybody Needs a Best Friend.” Leading the 90-piece orchestra was Local 47 member John Elg and the composer was Local 47 member Walter Murphy.

Overall, Local 47 musicians provided the scores for films nominated for more than two dozen Academy Awards, including “Captain Phillips,” “Nebraska,” “Frozen,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “The Book Thief,” “Despicable Me 2” and “Get a Horse.”

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