“The Union Intersection with Music: A Primer”

  • December 8, 2020
150 150 The California Copyright Conference

Date(s) -


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Zoom Webinar


A straightforward explanation of how the AFM and SAG-AFTRA affect creative talent in the marketplace, both for featured talent and supporting players. Topics will include explanation of the relevant rules and regulations pertaining to payment, residual income streams, and pension plans.

Don’t miss out on the CCC Silent Auction benefiting the John Braheny Scholarship at the beginning of the webinar!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

2:30 PM PST – 3:30 PM PST 



Garrett M. Johnson, Esq. | Attorney at Law

Jeffrey Izzo | Mike Curb Endowed Chair of Music Industry Studies, California State University Northridge



John Acosta | President, AFM Local 47

Talin Galoosian | Counsel, SAG-AFTRA


Zoom Registration Link

Registration here!


Advance Registration
CCC Members $0 per person | Non-members $5 per person

Once signed up via the registration link above, non-members will be emailed an invoice via Square. Invoice must be

paid to receive Zoom meeting information. 


  Questions? Email us at questions@theccc.org



John Acosta | President, AFM Local 47

John Acosta currently serves as President of the American Federation of Musicians Local 47 representing over 7,000 professional musicians in the southern California area. John also serves as an International Executive Board member of the AFM, Vice President on the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Executive Board, President on the Music Fund of Los Angeles Board of Directors, Director on the Actors Fund Western Council and Director on the Verdugo-Workforce Investment Board. John hails from the Bronx, New York. His father Juan Acosta was a percussionist from Cuba who worked as a touring musician with Latin jazz greats such as Tito Puente and Celia Cruz. In California, John began his recording career working as a composer, guitarist, producer and engineer for artists on Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, Geffen, BMG, Elektra and Capitol Records. John’s work as a musician lead to his work with Local 47, advocating for musicians rights.


Talin Galoosian | Counsel, SAG-AFTRA

Talin Galoosian serves as Counsel of SAG-AFTRA, one of the largest entertainment labor unions in the world, and is responsible for enforcing SAG-AFTRA collective bargaining agreements through arbitration and state/federal litigation. She represents SAG-AFTRA in any proceedings brought by or against the Union, and also helps in SAG-AFTRA’s contractual negotiations process.

Talin received her J.D. from Southwestern Law School, in Los Angeles, and her Bachelor’s Degree from UCSD, in La Jolla. Prior to working at SAG-AFTRA, Talin served as an Associate Attorney at a boutique employment litigation firm. During law school, Talin externed for the Honorable Jay C. Gandhi, clerked for the Office of the Attorney General, and interned for the Office of the City Attorney in Los Angeles. She spent time campaigning for Mayor Eric Garcetti, and co-authored a research paper on U.S. platforms on international legal treaties and instruments while interning for the Center of Human Rights in Padua, Italy.

Attention Attorneys: This virtual activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one (1) hour. The CCC certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. Attorneys who wish to register for MCLE Credit must include their State Bar number with their reservation. Following this virtual webinar, we will verify your attendance via Zoom reporting and email your certificate of attendance to the email provided at registration.