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Group dissatisfied with aspect of 'Iron Man 3' production pickets Friday shoot

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Not everyone is happy that Iron Man 3 is filming in the Port City.

A handful of members of the American Federation of Musicians protested outside of the entrance of one of the movie's filming locations Friday afternoon.

Group members say Marvel Comics makes million of dollars in tax incentives, and that the company takes care of all cast and crew members, just not musicians.

"The Avengers, budgeted at $200 million – as is Iron Man 3 – grossed nearly $1.5 billion in worldwide box office revenue less than a month after its release," claimed a group spokesperson in a press release. "Disney's assets stood at $74 billion in 2011 with reported net income of $4.8 billion on revenue of $40 billion. Disney acquired Marvel in 2009 for $4.24 billion. Disney CEO Bob Iger earned $50 million in 2011."

"Marvel lines its pockets with taxpayer money, taking care of everyone who works on their
films, except musicians" said AFM President Ray Hair. "Marvel's actions toward professional musicians are un-American and unfair and we want the world to know it," he said.

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