The Live Television Videotape Supplemental Markets Fund ("LTVF") created this database for you to determine if a particular program was produced subject to an American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
Please note that under Title 28 U.S.C. § 4001 "Assumption of Contractual Obligations Related to Transfers of Rights in Motion Pictures1" (the "Assumption Statute"), distributors and other purchasers of rights will be responsible for LTVF payments residuals and reporting as established in the AFM's collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) covering programs that are produced under an AFM contract.
IF A PROGRAM IS LISTED, THE DISTRIBUTOR OR BUYER WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE CONSTRUCTIVE NOTICE THAT THE PROGRAM WAS PRODUCED UNDER AN AFM CBA.
Although the Fund seeks to post as complete a list of covered programs as possible, the list may not be the exhaustive universe of programs. You are deemed to have constructive notice and may also have the obligation to report and pay residuals if you are aware of facts and circumstances leading to the conclusion that a program is covered by an AFM CBA. Please contact the Fund for a full copy of the text of Section 406. § (a)(2)(B) of the Federal Assumption Statute which establishes that licensees will be deemed to have constructive and timely knowledge that a program was or is being produced subject to an AFM CBA, where the Fund makes such information available through this website. Under these circumstances, the applicable license agreements "shall be deemed to incorporate the assumption agreements applicable to the copyright ownership being transferred that are required by the applicable collective bargaining agreement, and the transferee shall be subject to the collective bargaining obligations under each such assumption agreement to make residuals payments and provide related notices, accruing after the effective date of the transfer and applicable to the exploitation of the rights transferred."