The Annual: Reel Stories, Real Lives

People from all areas of show business lend their skills, passion, and most importantly, their talents to a wide variety of MPTF fundraising efforts. No other organization has the ability to bring together the brightest stars from film and television to create unique events that raise money and awareness to benefit the MPTF mission.

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Josh Hartnett, Jessica Rothe, Chrissy Metz, Kumail Nanjiani, Matthew Broderick, Jim Gianopulos

Reel Stories, Real Lives takes place annually.

Reel Stories, Real Lives is an intimate celebrity-packed event dedicated to introducing MPTF to entertainment industry leaders. Held annually at Milk Studios in Hollywood, the event celebrates and highlights the extraordinary services provided by MPTF through a series of stories written and performed by Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars.

In 2017, Reel Stories, Real Lives was hosted by Kumail Nanjiani and stories were performed by Matthew Broderick, Will Fetters, Josh Hartnett, Chrissy Metz, and Jessica Rothe.

Stories were written by Dorothy Blyskal, Will Fetters, Seth Grahame-Smith, Monica Macer, and Billy Ray.

Event Producers

Guymon Casady • Julie Darmody • Bill Gerber • Eric Kranzler • Kevin McCormick • Tendo Nagenda • Karen Rosenfelt • Greg Sills • Courtenay Valenti • Warren Zavala

Past Participants

Will Arnett • Russell Brand • Matt Bomer • Josh Brolin • Yvette Nicole Brown • Danny DeVito • Michael Douglas • Robert Downey, Jr. • Lizzy Caplan • Anna Faris • Jon Favreau • Jodie Foster • Jennifer Garner • John Goldwyn • Tony Goldwyn • Cuba Gooding, Jr •Joseph Gordon-Levitt • Jon Hamm • Armie Hammer • Anne Hathaway • Dennis Haysbert • Bryce Dallas Howard • Tobey Maguire • Idina Menzel • Megan Mullally & Supreme Music Program • Sue Naegle • Alessandro Nivola • Nick Offerman • Chris Pine • Robert Pine • Chris Pratt • Keanu Reeves • Jeremy Renner • Andy Samberg • Taylor Schilling • Adam Scott • Mira Sorvino • John Stamos • Olivia Thirlby

Past Story Writers

Will Beall • Greg Berlanti • Scott Cooper • Peter Craig • Jeremy Doner • Bill Dubuque • Will Fetters • Dan Fogelman • M.A. Fortin & Joshua Miller • Scott Frank • Jason Fuchs • Michael Green • Jason Hall • John Hoffman • Karey Kirkpatrick & Steve Hickner • Callie Kloves • John Krasinski • Phil Lord & Chris Miller • Craig Mazin • Michele & Kieran Mulroney • Morgan Neville • Drew Pearce • Billy Ray • John Requa & Glenn Ficarra • Chris Weitz • Beau Williams

For information about MPTF fundraising events, please contact Rachel Davey at or 818-876-1909.

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