Creativity is ageless. That’s why the MPTF Studios and Media Center, formerly known as Channel 22, provides MPTF residents with a unique opportunity to create original programing for the community at MPTF’s Wasserman Campus. Shows are broadcast throughout the grounds, into cottages and rooms, as well as to our YouTube page for families of residents and for the public to enjoy.
We’re mindful of sharing industry knowledge and job skills and, because of this, MPTF Studios and Media Center is truly intergenerational. Residents, professionals, and industry volunteers work side-by-side with local high school youth who are interested in a career in the entertainment industry. We also foster fulfilling relationships by developing programs and partnerships with entertainment industry professionals, organizations, and companies.
The result is a combination of amazing experiences and incredible programs that speak volumes about the extraordinary people who are a part of the MPTF community.
For more information, please call 818-876-6388. See even more on our YouTube page!
Get involved in MPTF Studios and Media Center!
We’re always looking for cinematographers, videographers, editors, graphic designers, scenic designers, production coordinators, hair/makeup artists, and administrative volunteers who can spend a few hours each week with us. There are opportunities for everyone at any experience level. Call us for more information.
MPTF Studios and Media Center is extremely thankful for the founding vision and support of Lucille and Mel Shavelson and the generosity of NBCUniversal.
MEDIA CENTER HIGHLIGHT REEL
The Media Center provides opportunities for residents and industry volunteers to develop and create programing that serves the MPTF residential community through education, information, and entertainment programs. A key component to this is integrating junior volunteers into the process. The collaboration between generations preserves the tradition of shared knowledge inherent to the entertainment industry while educating all parties to current entertainment industry technologies.
Celebrating the intergenerational program at MPTF’s Media Center, this was created for and shown when the 2013 Eisner Foundation Prize was awarded to the Media Center on October 9, 2013. The Eisner Prize was created to recognize an individual or a non-profit organization for efforts to unite multiple generations – especially seniors and youth – and bring about positive, lasting changes in their communities.
Retired animator John Sparey is an MPTF resident who noticed that ducks visit campus each year. This is the ‘Duckumentary’ that he produced and animated.
MPTF resident Howard Flynn shoots and narrates a weekly current events program. He can be seen around campus interviewing people and getting stories for Channel 22.
Poetry, as a pure original expression of appreciation, exacerbation, or exhilaration, has a platform on Channel 22. MPTF resident Lin Dorfman shares her own poetry.
Whether to make you laugh at life or contemplate its complexities, MPTF residents are in focus at Channel 22. Here, Actor Jerry O’Laughlin shares his ‘opinion’ in a monologue.