MPTF Hosts A-List ‘Reel Stories, Real Lives’ Hollywood Insider Event

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Courtesy of MPTF
Courtesy of MPTF

A-list Hollywood stepped out over the weekend to attend the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s (MPTF) third annual “Reel Stories, Real Lives” event at Milk Studios.

The event was hosted by Will Arnett and featured video remarks from Mark Wahlberg and readings by renowned Hollywood actors including Casey Affleck, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Andy Samberg, and Taylor Schilling.

Those who spoke at the event gave readings which told the stories of how their lives have benefitted from MPTF’s services in recent years. 

Courtesy of MPTF
Courtesy of MPTF

Each story was written by some of Hollywood’s leading feature and television writers including Scott Cooper, M.A. Fortin & Joshua Miller, Michael Green, Karey Kirkpatrick & Steve Hickner & Billy Ray, and John Krasinski.  This year’s show also included a special tribute to volunteering at MPTF by the Funny or Die production team starring Beth Grant and Frances Fisher.

Including the aforementioned guests, the evening drew 450 industry leaders, and celebrity guests including Jeffrey Katzenberg, Brie Larson, Samantha Mathis, Dawn Olivieri and Sasha Pieterse.

The event also featured a special exhibit, The Music Within: Celebrating the Wonderful World of Album Art Cover Design, including works by John Cage, Jo Ann Callis, Bruce Davidson, Henry Kiltz, William Eggleston, Raymond Pettibon, Norman Seeff, Alex Steinweiss, Andy Warhol and Hipgnosis.

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