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Your Lasting Legacy

Supporting industry members in need can take many forms, and one you might not think about is your will or trust. Almost 50% of adults between 50-64 years old don’t have an estate plan in place, and MPTF is here to help take that first or even last step in creating...

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A Time for Joy

On the MPTF campus, we celebrate and mark time with residents, staff, and supporters with our Celebrations of Culture Series. The programs offer opportunities for lifelong learning and recognize that our campus, our staff, and the industry at large are increasingly...

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Teaming Up

For over a decade, IATSE has fostered Young Workers committees for any of its union members and leaders under the age of 35. The dedication of the Young Workers to giving back has been truly impressive over the years, including volunteering, food banks, and...

MakeSale

Goodbye to a Dear Friend

Retired President of Sony Pictures Studio Operations and Production and second-generation industry executive Gary O. Martin passed away on November 2, 2023. Gary was a truly cherished member of our MPTF family for many years. During his time at Sony (Columbia...

Gary and Susan Martin

Thank You to TUSC and The Groundlings

As entertainment industry crew members continue to struggle to make ends meet during the ongoing strike, we extend a heartfelt thank you to two very special organizations who played their part last week to help us take care of our own – and deliver some much-needed...

One night only and backward special.

A Crisis for So Many

July 14, 2023 - With production shut down due to the current work stoppage, we have seen a dramatic increase in inbound calls to MPTF from industry members seeking some form of assistance. Speaking to Deadline, Jennifer Jorge, our Director of Community Social...

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Father’s Day

June 18, 2023 - Our MPTF family is full of stories of fatherhood, including several right here on campus. For example, Richard M. Learman, a resident here for four years, had many positions in the entertainment industry for five decades including Assistant...

Richard Learman and Kelly Browne

Let’s Get Social

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy recently published a report about the significant health impact of social isolation and loneliness, as well as the healing effects of social connection and community. “Loneliness is far more than just a bad feeling,” he noted....

Our epidemic of loneliness and isolation.

A Helping Hand

“Just as it doesn't hurt to smile, it's pretty easy to reach down and help someone out.” That’s the philosophy of Walton Dornisch, an active and enthusiastic MPTF volunteer with a long entertainment industry history. In fact, as he explains, “my great-grandmother,...

Walton Dornisch

Star Power

“Every card is unique; I never make the same one twice!” That’s how Anne Star describes her monthly Angel Cards made for MPTF residents, one of the many ways volunteers can give back from their own homes. These cards can be made for birthdays and holidays, and the...

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