For those on our email list*, this is old news. For the rest, the MPTF held a private screening of Moneyball for contributors to the MPTF Every Member Campaign yesterday at the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot in beautiful Culver City.
I was able to attend the event through a donation I offered when the program first launched. Sony Pictures was overly generous in providing the feature to view, and in the luxurious Cary Grant Theater. MPTF provided a wonderful spread of baseball stadium fare to enjoy before the showing.
It was nice to be surrounded by IATSE members and employees who understood the value this important organization offers the members of the entertainment industry. While seeing the movie was an enjoyable experience, seeing people openly support the organization that has given back to the community was the real pleasure.
The MPTF is a charitable organization that was started ninety years ago to provide assistance and support to members of the entertainment industry. The Fund provides assistance through programs like Child Care, Retirement Care through the Residential Retirement Community and crisis support programs to name a select few. Anyone who has visited one of the now nine health clinics (these seven, the health center on the campus at DreamWorks, and the HealthWheels mobile clinic) has benefited from the efforts of the Fund.
There are few industries in our country that provide for their own the way the Motion Picture and Television Fund does for our community. Please visit the webpage we've designed to provide information about the campaign and the various ways you can participate:
*If you're a member of the Guild and not on our email list, you're missing out on important messages and notifications we send out regularly. Send an email to Steve Kaplan from your personal email address and request to be added.