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MPTF & Actors Fund Retirement Homes Are In Good Shape Despite Nationwide Covid-19 Surge – December 3, 2020

Agents of SHIELD’s Jeff Ward Dresses as Batman For MPTF’s COVID Relief – December 1, 2020

MPTF Country Home Residents Have Gone Five-Plus Months Without A New COVID-19 Infection; Katzenbergs Donate $455,000 In Matching Funds – September 22, 2020

Ruthie Tompson, Disney Animation Pioneer, Turns 110 in Quarantine – July 22, 2020

Known and loved: These six residents of LA’s Motion Picture home died of coronavirus – June 19, 2020

‘This isn’t a drill’: How LA’s Motion Picture home battled coronavirus – June 18, 2020

MPTF And Milken Institute To Host Summit On Social Isolation During Shutdown – June 11, 2020

Teamsters Local 399 Membership Approves $500,00 COVID-19 Releif Fund to Aid Members in Extreme Financial Hardship – May 19, 2020

Amazon Studios Donates $1 Million To Help Feed Angelenos In Need – May 14, 2020

George Clooney, Leslie Odom, Jr. Wanda Sykes and Allison Janney set for MPTF Benefit – May 8, 2020

After Deadly Outbreak, Motion Picture & Television Fund Home Eyes Path to Recovery – May 7, 2020

Ron Howard, Funny or Die Collaborate on Motion Picture & Television Fund Pitch – May 6, 2020

MPTF Reports No New Coronavirus Cases in 19 Days at its Skilled Nursing Home in Woodland Hills – May 1, 2020

Greg Berlanti Commits $1M to Aid TV Crews, Production Staff, Organizations With COVID-19 Relief – April 29, 2020

Ryan Murphy Brings Sneak Preview Of ‘Hollywood’ To MPTF Home As He & Netflix Donate To Industry Hardship Fund – April 28, 2020

MPTF Seeks Matching Funds For $250,000 Pledged By John Wells Family For PPE, Food & Supplies For Nursing Home’s Caregivers – April 24, 2020

Stanley Kramer’s Executive Secretary, Leah Bernstein, dies of Coronavirus at MPTF retirement home – April 24, 2020

MPTF Retirement Community Staff Get Creative To Keep Seniors Connected Amid Coronavirus Pandemic – April 23, 2020

‘Magnum P.I.,’ ‘77 Sunset Strip’ Producer Joel Rogosin Is Fifth MPTF Motion Picture Home Resident To Die Of Coronavirus – April 22, 2020

Inside MPTF’s Virus Battle – April 21, 2020

Writer, director and former WGA West President John Wells has launched a campaign to raise $500,000 for the MPTF Emergency Fund – April 20, 2020

In-House Channel Gives MPTF Residents Creative Outlet and News – April 17, 2020

Allen Daviau, ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’, ‘Empire of the Sun’ Cinematographer dies of Coronavirus at 77 – April 16, 2020

MPTF Chief Blames Lack of Testing for Coronavirus Deaths at Nursing Home – April 16, 2020

Ann Sullivan, Longtime Disney Animator, Is Third Coronavirus Death At Motion Picture Home Facility – April 13, 2020

Musicians Create ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ video to help unemployed entertainment workers – April 13, 2020

Retirement home for Hollywood vets has a unique strategy for keeping seniors safe from COVID-19 – April 10, 2020

Two Residents in Motion Picture Retirement Home Die of Coronavirus – April 8, 2020

Film Academy Donates $6 Million to Support Motion Picture Employees Affected by Coronavirus – April 3, 2020

Directors Guild Foundation Launches Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund – April 2, 2020

Coronavirus concerns locked down the motion picture home, but can’t stop the show – March 28, 2020

MPTF Stands Ready To Help Industry Workers Displaced By Coronavirus Shutdown – March 13, 2020

MPTF Taking Extraordinary Steps To Protect Wasserman Campus Retirees From Coronavirus – March 12, 2020

Meet Hollywood’s stars of yesteryear still going strong– February 12, 2020

Inside ‘Night Before’: Leonardo DiCaprio, Bob Inger, Greta Geriwg Help Raise $5.4M for MPTF – February 9, 2020

A new haven for dementia patients – funded by a Hollywood icon – December 21, 2019

It was about time a superstar of Hollywood’s silent-film era got her due at a Woodland Hills community – November 6, 2019

Meet Bob Beitcher of MPTF – November 5, 2019

Hollywood Stars Gather to Support MPTF at the 8th Annual Reel Stories, Real Lives Event – November 5, 2019

Awkwafina to Host MPTF’s ‘Reel Stories, Real Lives’ Event – October 3, 2019

Motion Picture & Television Fund Holds First Annual Giving Day – September 24, 2019

Now and Gen – August 28, 2019

CAA to Donate Funds from Scrapped Emmy Party to MPTF – August 15, 2019

MPTF Joins Forces With The Actors Fund To Provide Health Insurance Counseling Services– January 8, 2019

NBC Nightly News: Senior community of Hollywood entertainment veterans finds new inspiration with Channel 22– January 5, 2019

The Motion Picture and Television Fund home ‘isn’t your typical retirement community.’ – December 24, 2018

MPTF has helped Industry’s Military Veterans collect $500k in unclaimed VA Benefits – December 11, 2018

MPTF CEO Bob Beitcher Recounts Heroic Evacuation Of Residents As Woolsey Fire Approached– December 5, 2018

Courteney Bailey Named MPTF’s Chief Development Officer– November 15, 2018

Katherine MacGregor, Harriet Oleson on ‘Little House on the Prairie,’ Dies at 93– November 14, 2018

Keegan-Michael Key, Jay Ellis, Glen Powell and Mary Steenburgen Take Part in MPTF’s 7th annual Reel Stories, Real Lives – November 9, 2018

People Magazine Features MPTF’s Daily Call Sheet – November 9, 2018

Michael Douglas’s Work with MPTF Highlighted at Walk of Fame Ceremony by Jane Fonda – November 6, 2018


108 Year Old Ruthie Tompson Scores Tickets to Dodgers World Series Game– October 26, 2018

Topic Profiles MPTF Campus – September 5, 2018

NBC News Los Angeles Spotlight on Daily Call Sheet– August 5, 2018

Actor Alan Young Dies at 96

WOODLAND HILLS, CA, May 20, 2016— Film and television actor Alan Young died peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016 of natural causes at the Motion Picture & Television Home. Young has been a resident of the MPTF retirement community for over four years. Best known...

Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Contributes $6 Million to MPTF

Goldwyn Family Lauded as the Single Largest Donor in MPTF's 93-Year History MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) and the Samuel Goldwyn Foundation today announced a $6 million gift to establish The Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Center for Behavioral Health on MPTF's...

Entertainment Industry Loses Writer/Producer Robert Blees

Blees remembered for his talents, compassion, and dedication to the industry. WOODLAND HILLS, CA, February 5, 2015—MPTF announced today the passing of longtime board member Robert Blees on January 31 at the home of his daughter, Cynthia Klustner, in Menlo Park,...

MPTF Tackles Healthcare Challenges Facing Entertainment Community

Hosts First-Ever Industry-Specific Health Summit Woodland Hills, CA, May 30, 2013 - MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) today brought together the best and brightest thinkers around healthcare quality, evolving business models, and patient engagement at its...

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