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Passing the Torch

When we say MPTF is “taking care of our own,” that includes all generations in the entertainment industry. Our newest initiative is Passing the Torch, a mentorship program bringing attention to two issues that broadly impact our entertainment community: diversity...

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Constant Companions

Longtime SAG members and spouses Bill Doyle and Lissa Negrin have seen it all in the entertainment business, with Lissa stealing scenes as a writer, comedian, and even a Cher impersonator. However, the past few years changed everything when she was diagnosed with...

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Lights, Camera, Take Action!

Aired live on Los Angeles' KTLA 5 on December 10, 2022, MPTF's first live telethon is hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown and Tom Bergeron, and produced by Phil Rosenthal and David Wild. Thank you to our presenting sponsors, City National Bank and UCLA Health. To donate...

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I Am MPTF: Billy Ray, Ashlei Tave and Tony Ludwig

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Billy Ray, stunt woman Ashlei Tave, and producer and MPTF resident Tony Ludwig share their moving stories about why "I Am MPTF" at “100 Years of Hollywood: A Celebration of Service."

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Fast Friends

“You two are out causing trouble!” That’s the joking reaction you can hear sometimes on campus when a special pair of friends is out cruising around on their motorized wheelchairs. A bond formed quickly earlier this year when resident Dave Pierce, who worked for...

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