Posts Tagged ‘ Motion Picture & Television Fund ’

Good Deeds Behind the Scenes

April 23, 2012
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MPTF does a lot of good deeds for our industry members. That’s what we’re here for. Some of them can be very visible, like our recent support of industry member George Herthel and his wife Pam Boroski in fulfilling George’s final wish to have his house re-painted. In many other cases, because of their...

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Our Plan is Working

March 20, 2012
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In the past few weeks, as we told you we intended to do, we have successfully moved eight of the entertainment industry’s most frail and vulnerable into our long-term care unit, bringing our total to 34. A few of these good folks had previously left MPTF’s LTC and have now returned, and the others...

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Breakfast with George Clooney

February 28, 2012
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Breakfast with George Clooney

Did I mention that I had breakfast with George Clooney last Thursday at the Beverly Hills Hotel?  No?  Yeah, me and about 20 media people from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the LA Times and other outlets, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Bob Pisano, and the rest of our Board of Directors, many staff members,...

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Volunteers Welcome Incoming LTC Patients with Paint and Passion

February 15, 2012
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Volunteers Welcome Incoming LTC Patients with Paint and Passion

For the past 2 Saturdays, we’ve been “producing” our hybrid version of Home Improvement and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on the Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills.  Over 120 volunteers from all parts of the industry – from the MPTF board, guilds and unions, from studios, talent agencies, and business management firms, from staff, family...

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Creativity is Ageless

February 9, 2012
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Story-telling has been a large part of many of our campus residents’ lives in “the biz,” and while many of them (but not all) are now retired from the industry, their desire to continue to tell those stories in compelling ways isn’t over. In 2001, Lucy and Mel Shavelson provided the start-up funding for a Media...

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Looking Towards The Future

January 24, 2012
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One of our priorities here at MPTF is pinpointing what services the industry needs from us today, and anticipating what health and social services will be needed by our members in the future. Assuming that the demographics of the entertainment community for the most part reflect the demographics of the larger population, a recent...

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A Voice from the Field

January 4, 2012
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George Herthel, Frank Galvan & Volunteers

A note from Bob Beitcher: Frank Galvan’s touching and articulate words echo what we’ve heard from many industry members who participated in the Home Safe Home project for George and Pam. His thanks to MPTF are so very welcome, but the true gratitude we all know goes to committed people like Frank and Brooks whose hearts...

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A Remarkable Brunch

December 15, 2011
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This past Sunday, I had the real pleasure of joining the Community Volunteer Recognition Brunch at the Saban Center for Health and Wellness on the MPTF Wasserman Campus.  For a few hours on an otherwise dreary Sunday morning, I got to break bread (bagels, it was brunch) and meet up with some of the...

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