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,