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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

One in a Million

John (not his real name) was a Gulf War veteran from the ‘90s and until recently an active member of IATSE.

Veteran Benefits at MPTF

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

Ice Cream Man

Donald Desmond is a resident in the Goldwyn Lodge on the iconic Motion Picture Home campus and a gift to everyone around him.

Donald Desmond & Larry Frybarger Ice Cream on Campus

A Heart Connection

Stacey Rigney’s dad, Richard “Duke” Anderson, lived in a cottage and then in Mary Pickford House at MPTF for 8 years

Stacey Rigney Volunteers as tribute to father Richard “Duke” Anderson

Watch What Happens

When the MPTF campus closed its gates to visitors on March 9, 2020, we were sheltering our vulnerable residents from the community spread of COVID-19. But that meant they would be isolated as well, recalls Jennifer Clymer, Executive Producer of MPTF Studios. “In an...

MPTF Studios and Creative Chaos

The Editors Guild

These days, no one is a stranger to loss. If anything, in pandemic times, we’re likely overwhelmed by it and welcome a way to honor those we’ve cared about. The Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700, takes this idea one step further. Each year, for over three decades, the...

Thank you to The Editors Guild for your Donation

Keep Climbing with Delta

MPTF’s Courteney Bailey welcomed Delta’s Scott Santoro, Vice President, Los Angeles and Sales-West, to speak with her on MPTF Influencers. In their conversation, Scott shared that in early March of 2020, Delta, an invaluable and long-term supporter of MPTF, was...

Keep Climbing with Delta

Paving the Way

Courteney Bailey, Chief Development Officer for MPTF, recently spoke with Monica Macer, Executive Producer, Showrunner, Screenwriter, and member of the Board for MPTF’s NextGen. Monica is an accomplished and acclaimed member of the entertainment community and...

Courteney Bailey Interviews Monica Macer about NextGen