About NextGen

NextGen realizes we all play our part in supporting our community and is dedicated to raising awareness and creating impact for MPTF and the entertainment industry that it serves.

Who We Are

MPTF NextGen is a diverse group of talented individuals representing the many aspects of film and television in Hollywood who come together to make our industry a better place. As an up and coming part of the industry, we hope you will help us in taking care of each other in times of need. We are a community with the passion to create and the heart to give.

What We Do

As a group we: meet for networking mixers with peers in the industry; create ways to engage industry professionals; participate in fundraising activities; learn from fascinating stories of founders in the business; and rally our friends, meet new ones, and lead the future by serving as ambassadors for MPTF.


We recognize the need to share the work that MPTF does year after year. We tell the stories of our industry’s engine: the people who have worked above and below-the-line to entertain the world.


We are on the front lines with talent, crew, and all industry professionals to share that for 100 years, MPTF has taken care of our own, and NextGen is the team that will lay the groundwork for the next 100. Whether through providing housing, insurance, childcare, social services, or other needs, MPTF is there for our community.


Through our service we seek to inspire those around us to volunteer, donate, or be an ambassador. Just as the leaders of Hollywood paved the way for us, we seek to bring the next generation of Hollywood to 100% participation.

NextGen Membership

As an up and coming part of the industry, there’s no better time to help those among us in need. As a NextGen member, you can:
• Enjoy networking mixers with peers 
• Innovate creative ways to engage industry professionals
• Participate in creative fundraising activities
• Hear the fascinating stories of founders in the business
• Rally friends, meet new ones, and lead the future
• Enjoy special perks with sponsors (e.g., for 2020, become a MedMen VIP member with a 20% discount when you opt in)

Play Your Part

The privilege of membership is secured with your $120/year gift. Attend a mixer, pitch in, and enjoy great perks in the process. Join us, and you’ll get more out of it than you’ll ever give!

 MPTF NextGen Board of Directors

  • Cate Adams – Co-Chair
    VP, Production
    Warner Bros.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown
  • Natalie Bruss
  • Geoffrey Colo
    Transmedia Producer
  • Jeffrey Epstein – Co-Chair
    Director of Corporate Communications
    The Walt Disney Company
  • Michelle Homerin
    Manager, Casting
    ABC Studios
  • Andrew Honsey
    General Manager, Global Sales
    Delta Air Lines
  • Julian Jacobs
    Co-Head, UTA Marketing
    United Talent Agency
  • Jelani Johnson
    Executive VP, Content Strategy
  • John  Kulback
    Operating Partner
    Attention Capital
  • Monica Macer
    Showrunner, Writer/Producer
  • Lyndsey Miller
    Public Relations
    The CW Network
  • Anna Musky-Goldwyn
  • Tara Schuster
    VP, Development & Original Programming
    Comedy Central
  • Carly Steel
    TV Host/Producer
  • Sipra Thakur
    One Thousand Suns
  • Brian Toombs
    VP, Digital Content
    Funny Or Die
  • Rob Wiltsey
    Founder & CEO
    Rob Wiltsey Creative Partners
  • Alexandra Zimbler Smith
    Vice President, Creative Affairs
    Gaumont Television

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