From the Business Representative
I hope that 2016 was a busy work year for you, full of new challenges and new business relationships. During the holiday season, we should take stock of what’s really important and hold your families close.
Think about your extended family at the Motion Picture Television Fund (MPTF), ready to help your family when you need it. The humble beginning of the MPTF began when Charlie Chaplin was having lunch at the famous Brown Derby, when a fellow actor approached. This young actor, hungry and without money for lunch, asked Mr. Chaplin for help. That day, “The Little Tramp” put a coin box at the counter of the Brown Derby, where fellow entertainment industry workers would deposit spare change to help anybody who couldn’t afford to purchase a meal.
In 2015, MPTF social workers gave $2,835,503 in financial assistance. Through this support, 3,793 lives where changed. The MPTF has continued the tradition “taking care of our own.” Please consider donating to the MPTF, your extended family.