#GivingBack

One of the first instances of entertainment industry members coming  together to help a member in need occurred when Charlie Chaplain, Mary Pickford and other stars of the era pitched in to help a fellow actor purchase a much-needed wig for an audition. In that moment, MPTF—and the spirit that drives the organization to this day—was born.

MPTF still relies on the industry, and friends of the industry, to help support the entertainment industry family. We call it “Giving Back.” Whether that means visiting The Wasserman Campus to socialize with residents as a volunteer or  helping renovate the home of an industry senior, or as a donor who contributes to our many programs, MPTF’s mission lives and thrives in this community–a community with a long history of coming together to help one another.

Our Mission: MPTF supports our entertainment community in living and aging well, with dignity and purpose, and in helping each other in times of need.

Alex Aguilar Jr. – A Happy Union

Performed by Bryce Dallas Howard Life in Hollywood can be full of unexpected twists and turns worthy of any script, as you’ll find out in this story written by Jeremy Doner (Damages, The Killing). Watch the full video below performed by Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic...

Mary McCoy Goes Full Circle with MPTF

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Ned McNeilage – Why We’re All Showfolk

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Tiffany Lawrence – Openness Matters

By Eric Lichtenfeld Many of the people you’ll find in Hollywood or on our campus began their careers with a dream, but MPTF’s Tiffany Lawrence has one that’s a little different: to be a probation officer. However, after working in the juvenile justice system for three...

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