Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDesk
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDesk
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2007

1 item from 2015

Academy Originals Profiles The Mptf’s Channel 22

23 November 2015 2:06 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

For artists working in the film industry, what they contribute to motion pictures is not just a job – it’s a way of life.

Beginning more than 90 years ago as the Motion Picture Relief Fund has, today, flourished into Mptf, the Motion Picture & Television Fund, a comprehensive service organization that remains at the core of the entertainment industry.

The Mptf was created in 1921 by Hollywood’s earliest entertainment luminaries such as Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith, who realized the need for reaching out to those in the entertainment industry who fell upon hard times. It began with a simple coin box in Hollywood where entertainment industry workers would deposit spare change for fellow colleagues.

The Academy has released a new “Academy Originals” featuring Channel 22, Mptf’s Wasserman Campus-based television station – a hallmark of creative expression. Founded with the support and vision of Mel Shavelson, and support from NBCUniversal, »

- Michelle McCue

Permalink | Report a problem

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2007

1 item from 2015

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners