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ABC7: Food Drive for Entertainment Crews

ABC7 takes a look at the August 25, 2023 food drive at MPTF with IATSE, Teamsters Local 399, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Labor Community Services and Matthew 25 Ministries, addressing the needs of entertainment...

Volunteers at food drive on MPTF campus

KCAL: Food Drive at MPTF Campus

Los Angeles' KCAL covers the August 24, 2023 food drive with IATSE and Teamsters Local 399 volunteers and an interview with MPTF CEO Bob Beitcher. If you need help today, click here, and if you can help crew members in need, click here....

Food Drive at MPTF

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

Our MPTF Moms

“It’s knowing how to juggle, with a lot of challenges for sure, but it works out, thank goodness. If you resist, things will be so much harder. Being open to change is a very good thing.” That’s how Phyllis Morales, MPTF’s Coordinator of Long Term Care Business...


MPTF Country Home cottage residents Alan and Sally Sloan faced an unexpected test recently when Sally fainted on the way to breakfast and hit her head. After a three-week hospital visit and rehab due to brain bleed, Sally is back on our campus at our Mary Pickford...

Alan and Sally Sloan

A Very Creative Year

We can’t help but admire the endless creativity and passion of our residents and volunteers from all walks of the entertainment industry. One way they keep their skills honed is The Grey Quill Society, a group of professional and newbie writers that began in 2012...

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...

Tom Bergeron and Yvette Nicole Brown

KTLA’s L.A. Unscripted with MPTF

KTLA profiles MPTF on "LA Unscripted" on December 6, 2022, featuring interviews with Bob Beitcher, Courteney Bailey, and Kay Weissman.

Kay Weissman on KTLA's L.A. Unscripted

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."