The Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) today announced a gift of $20 million from News Corporation for its MPTF Campaign. Fox’s Filmed Entertainment co-chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos sits on the MPTF board. “Rupert Murdoch has been a major donor to MPTF for nearly twenty years,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, chairman of the MPTF Campaign. “He was one of the first people I approached when I became involved as Chairman of the MPTF Foundation in 1991. He said yes then and has never stopped, and now this incredible commitment from News Corporation is the ultimate expression of generosity.” Murdoch said, “The MPTF is vital to the long-term health of the entertainment industry and provides crucial support to many valued members of the creative community. I’m so pleased we can play a role in its ongoing success and hope that this commitment will spur others within the entertainment community to get involved and join this important mission.”
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