Each year MPTF and its donors change lives by providing the funding for critical services. Our annual event Reel Stories, Real Lives celebrates the impact of your philanthropy with top industry talent from film and television who produce, write, and perform stories illustrating how your gifts can change lives. Enjoy the highlights below and learn how these dazzling and powerful evenings raise awareness, entertain, and educate with personal journeys that speak to us all.
Discover the meaning of the MPTF community as Michael Douglas, Adam Scott, Bryce Dallas Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. reflect on how we help and change the lives of members of the entertainment industry one story at a time.
Watch and read the stories to see the impact MPTF has on entertainment every day.
Find out how MPTF made a difference with a daughter of the entertainment industry, a family in trouble due to a writer’s strike, a devoted husband from Hawaii, a surprising love story among entertainers on the Wasserman campus, and an award-winning actor and producer from one of showbiz’s enduring families.
You won’t forget these inspiring stories of a dance-loving entertainer facing unexpected obstacles, a very special kind of librarian who inspired an animated character, a selfless social worker who saved a life, the immense value of the Samuel Goldwyn Children’s Center, and the lessons in giving back learned by a major film and television actor.
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Lillian Michelson has helped guide some of the brightest filmmakers through her work as a hollywood archivist and librarian. She's a certifiable behind-the-scenes legend and calls MPTF home. Watch Lillian's story, performed by Alessandro Nivola...read more
The Samuel Goldwyn Children's Center embraces the busy work schedules of entertainment industry professionals and serves as a reminder of the long legacy of Goldwyns supporting MPTF and its mission. Watch the children's center story, performed by Samuel Goldwyn's...read more
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...read more