MPTF Raised $867,986 During "Lights, Camera, Take Action!" Telethon

MPTF Raised $867,986 During "Lights, Camera, Take Action!" Telethon Dec 14, 2022

The MPTF “Lights, Camera, Take Action!” telethon raised $867,986 on Saturday night to benefit the 100-year old charity’s support of entertainment industry members in need. More
MPTF To Hold "Lights, Camera, Take Action!" Telethon

MPTF To Hold "Lights, Camera, Take Action!" Telethon Dec 8, 2022

MPTF is proud to announce the “Lights, Camera, Take Action!” telethon, airing live in primetime on Los Angeles’ KTLA 5 on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM local time and also available across the country via KTLA.com and MPTF.com. More
Storyline Online Releases Star-Studded Promo Video for National Book Month

Storyline Online Releases Star-Studded Promo Video for National Book Month Oct 11, 2022

In celebration of October’s National Book Month, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has released a new promotional video featuring actors and children’s literacy advocates Nancy Cartwright, Terry Crews, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Garner, Joel McHale and Seth Meyers, encouraging families and educators to discover the popular reading initiative Storyline Online. More
Joel McHale Reads HALLOWEEN HUSTLE for SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online

Joel McHale Reads HALLOWEEN HUSTLE for SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online Oct 10, 2022

Emmy-nominated comedian, actor and host Joel McHale invites young readers from all walks of life to unleash their fancy Frankenstein feet this spooky season and learn all the steps to Halloween Hustle, McHale’s brand, new read-aloud at SAG-AFTRA Foundation's award-winning children’s literacy program Storyline Online. More
MPTF Held 16th Annual 'Evening Before' Fundraising Event

MPTF Held 16th Annual 'Evening Before' Fundraising Event Sep 15, 2022

Television’s biggest night took place in Century City, CA Sunday, September 11th, where the entertainment industry came together for MPTF's 16th annual “Evening Before” benefit. $3 million was raised to support the 100 year-old charity — a stunning record for the event. More
Lea Michele Reads for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online

Lea Michele Reads for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online Aug 10, 2022

Acclaimed singer and SAG Award-winning actress Lea Michele, who will star in Funny Girl on Broadway beginning September 6, can now also add Storyline Online to her credits. More
50 Cent to Co-Chair 2022 MPTF Evening Before Event

50 Cent to Co-Chair 2022 MPTF Evening Before Event Aug 1, 2022

On September 11, 2022, multi-hyphenate entertainer and producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, producer-director Greg Berlanti, and Pearlena Igbokwe, Chairman of Universal Studio Group, will Co-Chair a star-studded Host Committee for the MPTF's (Motion Picture & Television Fund) 16th annual Evening Before the Emmys party in Los Angeles. More
Hip Hop & Mental Health: Facing the Stigma Together

Hip Hop & Mental Health: Facing the Stigma Together Jun 24, 2022

The Universal Hip Hop Museum, in collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum, the Recording Academy, and MusiCares presents a Black Music Month event, “Hip Hop & Mental Health: Facing the Stigma Together”, on Saturday, June 25, 3 PM at the Clive Davis Theater, GRAMMY Museum at 800 W. Olympic Blvd. L.A., CA. 90015. More
MPTF Hosts 100 Years of Hollywood: A Celebration of Service

MPTF Hosts 100 Years of Hollywood: A Celebration of Service Jun 22, 2022

MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) continued its yearlong centennial celebration with “100 Years of Hollywood: A Celebration of Service,” an unforgettable evening of musical performances, tributes, and inspirational storytelling at The Lot at Formosa in West Hollywood, CA. More
MPTF To Celebrate “100 Years of Hollywood: A Celebration of Service”

MPTF To Celebrate “100 Years of Hollywood: A Celebration of Service” Jun 16, 2022

MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) will continue its yearlong centennial celebration with “100 Years of Hollywood: A Celebration of Service,” an unforgettable evening of musical performances, tributes, and inspirational storytelling on Saturday, June 18th at The Lot at Formosa in West Hollywood, CA. More
CharityBuzz Launches Massive Broadway-Themed Auction and Sweepstakes

CharityBuzz Launches Massive Broadway-Themed Auction and Sweepstakes May 23, 2022

This May, ahead of the 75th Annual Tony Awards, Charitybuzz, the leading impact marketplace for people to live out their wildest dreams while supporting great causes, has announced their biggest live theater initiatives yet, the Broadway Curtain Up Auction, full of once in a lifetime Broadway experiences, and the Broadway’s Biggest Fan Giveaway, which grants one lucky winner the ultimate Broadway getaway. More
Little Kids Rock Unveils Lineup For 20th Anniversary Benefit

Little Kids Rock Unveils Lineup For 20th Anniversary Benefit May 13, 2022

Little Kids Rock, the national nonprofit on a mission to transform lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in public schools across the country, today unveiled the lineup of honorees and musical guests for its 20th Anniversary benefit taking place May 17 in New York City. More
Late-Night Host Seth Meyers Reads His New Children's Book for Storyline Online

Late-Night Host Seth Meyers Reads His New Children's Book for Storyline Online Apr 19, 2022

The Emmy Award-winning television host, comedian and writer Seth Meyers, best known for hosting Late Night with Seth Meyers and as the former head writer of Saturday Night Live, can now add New York Times bestselling children’s book author to his resume. More
50 Cent Joins MPTF Board of Governors

50 Cent Joins MPTF Board of Governors Apr 14, 2022

Recently commemorating its 100th anniversary, MPTF (the Motion Picture & Television Fund) is expanding its Board of Governors with four new additions from different walks of the entertainment industry: Greg Berlanti, writer, director, and producer, Berlanti Productions; Lauren Shuler Donner, producer; Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, director, entrepreneur, actor, and producer; and Ann Sarnoff, former Chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group. More
Stars Attend 2022 'Night Before' 20th Annual Fundraiser in Support of MPTF

Stars Attend 2022 'Night Before' 20th Annual Fundraiser in Support of MPTF Mar 31, 2022

A star-studded host committee, Academy Awards nominees and presenters, along with some of the most powerful industry influencers came together on March 26, 2022, for the 20th annual ‘Night Before’ party to benefit MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund). More
Stars To Perform At MusiCares: Music On A Mission Presented by Gibson

Stars To Perform At MusiCares: Music On A Mission Presented by Gibson Mar 29, 2022

GRAMMY Award-winning artists Brandi Carlile, Shawn Colvin, Jason Isbell, Jesse & Joy, k.d. lang, and Fantastic Negrito, Latin GRAMMY Award winners Gian Marco and Dante Spinetta, GRAMMY Award nominee Amythyst Kiah, along with Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums, morgxn, Zach Person, and Emily Wolfe will join the performance lineup at the MusiCares: Music on a Mission Presented by Gibson on Wed, March 30, 2022, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. More
Terry Crews reads THE KING OF KINDERGARTEN for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online

Terry Crews reads THE KING OF KINDERGARTEN for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online Feb 18, 2022

Brooklyn-Nine-Nine SAG Award-nominee, actor, author, voiceover artist, and television presenter Terry Crews still remembers those “first day of school” jitters, but no kindergarten newbie will be knocking knees when Crews unleashes a wealth of humor, compassion, and understanding in his new read-aloud for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Storyline Online, The King of Kindergarten—a New York Times best seller and royally good time for all! More
Connie Britton Joins the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online as its Newest Reader

Connie Britton Joins the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online as its Newest Reader Jan 21, 2022

Multiple Emmy-nominated actress, producer, and mom Connie Britton knows all too well how busy things can get in the life of a child after school. More
SAG-AFTRA Rememebers Actor and SAG Life Achievement Recipient Sidney Poitier

SAG-AFTRA Rememebers Actor and SAG Life Achievement Recipient Sidney Poitier Jan 11, 2022

SAG-AFTRA mourns the loss of SAG Life Achievement Award recipient Sidney Poitier, who died last week at the age of 94. More
John Lithgow Reads his Magical Book for SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online

John Lithgow Reads his Magical Book for SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online Dec 10, 2021

Two-time Oscar nominee, three-time SAG Award winner and multiple Emmy-winner John Lithgow isn’t just an iconic performer — he’s also an author and the newest reader for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Storyline Online. More
U2’s The Edge and Bob Ezrin Launch ohyay Gallery to Celebrate Guitar Icons: A Musical Instrument Auction

U2’s The Edge and Bob Ezrin Launch ohyay Gallery to Celebrate Guitar Icons: A Musical Instrument Auction Dec 2, 2021

Ohyay, a virtual event platform, has partnered with the charity Music Rising to launch a first-of-its-kind guitar viewing gallery in anticipation of “Guitar Icons: A Musical Instrument Auction to Benefit Music Rising” on December 11th. More
Audacy Beach Festival 2021 Returns to Fort Lauderdale

Audacy Beach Festival 2021 Returns to Fort Lauderdale Nov 29, 2021

Audacy Beach Festival 2021 returns to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a two-day ticketed music festival taking over Fort Lauderdale Beach. More
Rita Wilson Performs At Fundraising Dinner Benefiting MPTF's 100th Anniversary

Rita Wilson Performs At Fundraising Dinner Benefiting MPTF's 100th Anniversary Nov 15, 2021

MPTF (Motion Picture and Television Fund), the safety net for workers in the entertainment industry, continued the celebration of its 100th anniversary with an exclusive salon event last week sponsored by City National Bank, Los Angeles Times and UCLA Health. More
Jennifer Garner Raises Poverty Awareness in New Read-Aloud for Storyline Online

Jennifer Garner Raises Poverty Awareness in New Read-Aloud for Storyline Online Nov 12, 2021

Award winning actress, philanthropist and entrepreneur Jennifer Garner lends her voice to SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Storyline Online during this season of giving by shining a light on two social issues that are often invisible—food poverty and childhood poverty. More
Stars Attend 15th Annual "Evening Before" Benefiting MPTF

Stars Attend 15th Annual "Evening Before" Benefiting MPTF Sep 24, 2021

Television’s biggest night took place in Century City, CA Saturday, September 18th, where the entertainment industry came together for the 15th annual “Evening Before” party, benefiting MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund). More
MPTF NextGen Board Holds 2021 Summer Party Hosted by Max Greenfield

MPTF NextGen Board Holds 2021 Summer Party Hosted by Max Greenfield Sep 23, 2021

Last week, the MPTF NextGen Board, a diverse group of entertainment industry professionals who represent the future of Hollywood, and support the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s (MPTF) mission of “taking care of our own,” hosted the 2021 NextGen Summer Party on Sunday, September 12 outdoors at the iconic Sunset Tower Hotel. More
MPTF NextGen Board To Hold 2021 Summer Party at Sunset Tower Hotel

MPTF NextGen Board To Hold 2021 Summer Party at Sunset Tower Hotel Aug 23, 2021

Today, the MPTF NextGen Board, a diverse group of entertainment industry professionals who represent the future of Hollywood, and support MPTF’s mission of “taking care of our own,” announced that it will host the 2021 NextGen Summer Party on Sunday, September 12 outdoors at the iconic Sunset Tower Hotel. More
Stars In The House To Host Live In-Person Show Benefiting The Actors Fund

Stars In The House To Host Live In-Person Show Benefiting The Actors Fund Aug 17, 2021

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that their live and in person Stars in the House at The Town Hall will be rescheduled to Monday, October 25th at 8:00 PM, consistent with Theatre Authority guidelines. More
Stars In The House To Celebrate $1 MILLION Raised for The Actors Fund With Live IN-PERSON Show

Stars In The House To Celebrate $1 MILLION Raised for The Actors Fund With Live IN-PERSON Show Jun 25, 2021

There’s no business like show business, and if anyone has proven that over the past 16 months, it is “Stars In The House” co-hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley! More
Stars Launch MPTF's 100th Anniversary Campaign

Stars Launch MPTF's 100th Anniversary Campaign May 3, 2021

MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) last week hosted a very special virtual press conference to kick off their 100th Anniversary Campaign, revealing how MPTF plans to build its foundation for the next 100 years to support working and retired industry members. More