Tuesday, 11 February 2020
The Motion Picture & Television Fund is a charity that focuses on philanthropy and support for those within the entertainment industry. The charity helps everyone from sound engineers and set designers to A-list actors and directors with a wide array of programs for the support of its members; including financial assistance, crisis counseling and of course the legendary retirement facility in Woodland Hills that is "home" to film and television veterans alike.
The 2020 host committee included a lineup of the industry’s most elite talent, including Amy Adams, Antonio Banderas, Jack Black, Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Josh Gad, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez, Rami Malek, Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron and Tom Hanks. Riding off their wins earlier in the night Renee Zellweger and Laura Dern chose to forego the illustrious Vanity Fair Oscars After Party to attend the Benefit.
“MPTF’s Night Before once again brought our industry together in the spirit of a community that truly takes care of its own. We’re incredibly grateful for the generosity of the corporate sponsors and donors from the entertainment community who came out to support and sustain our mission,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Board of Governors. “We look forward to celebrating with them again next year, our organization’s 100th anniversary.”