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Matt Bomer, Jeff Bridges, Norman Lear, Joel McHale, and More Join ‘We All Play Our Part: A Benefit for MPTF’

Fundraising Event On Friday, May 15 Will Be Hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown and Tom Bergeron

MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) announced today that Matt Bomer, Jeff Bridges, Regina Hicks, Norman Lear, Joel McHale, Katelyn Ohashi, Billy Ray, and Jeff Ross will join the star-studded line-up of talent participating in “We All Play Our Part: A Benefit for MPTF,” a one-night-only fundraiser to benefit their COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.  The virtual event will broadcast on MPTF’s YouTube page on Friday, May 15 at 6pm PDT, and will be hosted by longtime MPTF advocates and supporters Yvette Nicole Brown and Tom Bergeron.

The one-hour salute to Hollywood and the people who work behind-the-scenes to make it all come to life will include stories, music, comedy, and heartfelt messages giving thanks to our Industry community.  As previously announced, Skyler DaySusanna Hoffs, Richard Marx, Leslie Odom Jr., Brad Paisley, and Rachel Platten are slated to perform, with additional appearances from Pierce BrosnanMPTF Board Member George Clooney, Taye Diggs, Michael Douglas, Jay Ellis, Valorie Kondos Field, Frances Fisher, Jodie Foster, Daisy Fuentes, Brad Garrett, Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Kris Jenner, Ken Jeong, MPTF Chairman of the Board of Governors Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Jay Roach, Ray Romano, Wanda Sykes, Ming-Na Wen, and more!

To stay up-to-date, and learn more about the event and its participants, please visit: https://mptf.com/WeAllPlayOurPart/.

“We see a need and we fill it,” MPTF president and CEO Bob Beitcher said in a message to the industry. “Mary Pickford said this about MPTF in 1921 and it remains true today. MPTF remains fully committed to its mission of helping our entertainment community in their time of need. Today, we are all coming together to support those members of our industry workforce who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 related issues.”

Tom Bergeron, David Boone, Kelly Brock, Yvette Nicole Brown, Phil Rosenthal, Greg Sills, and David Wild will serve as producers, with Jason Newman of Creative Technology Group providing additional support.

About MPTF

MPTF supports working and retired members of the entertainment community with a safety net of health and social services, including temporary financial assistance, case management, and residential living. From childcare to living and aging well with dignity and purpose, MPTF is there to guide the industry workforce through the enormous obstacles life presents. For nearly 100 years, the extraordinary generosity of the entertainment community has enabled MPTF to deliver charitable services to industry members in need.  To learn more, visit mptf.com and https://mptf.com/WeAllPlayOurPart/