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Bringing Oscar Home

On Sunday, April 25, 2021, the Academy honored MPTF, the 40th recipient and first organization, with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

MPTF's Oscar for Humanitarian Work

Courtenay Colors Outside the Lines

Some may say that Courtenay Valenti’s life began under dramatic circumstances as she found herself with an unlikely fan in President Lyndon B. Johnson (seen above, showing her a basket of puppies) Courtenay’s father, famed MPAA head Jack Valenti, was a trusted...

Courtenay Valenti with Lyndon B Johnson

The Academy’s Award

Originally published Jan. 22, 2011: We are proud to announce that the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has selected MPTF to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for service to the industry! The Academy will present the...

Top 100 with Billy & Hawk

When the former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who also boasts an impressive producing roster of classics, gets together to talk movies with an Oscar-nominated screenwriter with extensive credits known around the world, you know...

Top 100 with Billy & Hawk

Love Grows

In their day, Jules Stein and his partner at MCA Universal, Lew Wasserman, set up an endowment for MPTF campus gardens.