Soon after I became the head of the newly formed MPTF Foundation over fourteen years ago, what started as a job became a way of life that filled me with passion.
I quickly fell in love with a concept: the idea that an organization could be built around a collective conviction that an industry -- in this case film and television -- would care for its own. Roddy McDowall crystallized the idea so well when he called it a “noble notion.”
And I took up the cause with unchecked enthusiasm as have countless others over the years who have devoted their lives to making it a reality.
Through the years, I have experienced the very best in the “Hollywood” people I have met -- from moguls and movie stars to those “behind the camera” and who work on “the lot.” And I have gathered countless stories...