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Composers FAQ - Eligibility

Am I Eligible?

Applicants must be independent composers, with or without representation, who have some direct, credited professional experience and/or those who have worked in a support role (e.g., orchestrator, programmer, etc.) with a professional composer having produced credits in film (theatrically released) or in TV (broadcast or commercially released).   Completion of a known film-scoring program (e.g. Sundance or ASCAP Workshop) can substitute for above credit requirements.

Applicants who have composed two or more theatrically-released films in the U.S. within the past five (5) years are not eligible.

All candidates are required to submit a completed Application in order to participate in the Initiative.

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Do I need to be authorized to work in the United States to apply and participate if selected?

Yes. Applicants must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

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If I'm not authorized to work in the United States but want to apply for the Initiative, will you sponsor me?

No.

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Do I need to be part of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) to apply?

No.

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