MPTF Activists To Hold Celebrity Fundraiser

Beverly Hills — Announcing “1 Voice”: A  Star Filled Evening of Entertainment in support of the embattled Motion Picture Home’s residents and its uncertain future. The Board of Directors of the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) is committed to closing the entertainment community’s historic nursing home and hospital in Woodland Hills, CA. The impending closure displaces Hollywood’s most frail and vulnerable residents from their campus home in the Long Term Care facility.

‘1 Voice’ is a celebrity-packed evening to raise industry and community awareness of the resident’s plight. The NEO Ensemble Theatre is sharing an evening of all-star entertainment in support of the efforts of Saving the Lives Of Our Own, the advocacy group dedicated to keeping the residents in the Motion Picture Home and to preserving the MPTF’s historic mission and promise of “taking care of our own” to all entertainment industry workers.

The Los Angeles based non-profit theater company is producing an Evening of Monologues, Music and Memories on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm at the Renberg Theater at the Village, 1125 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood, CA 90038.

The evening will include scheduled performances and appearances by Richard Dreyfuss, John Schneider, Lorenzo Lamas, Kathryn Joosten, Gloria Loring, Esai Morales, George Chakaris, Dawn Wells, and Renee Taylor & Joseph Bologna. Also appearing are Shirley Jones & Marty Ingels, Bill Smitrovitch, Connie Stevens, Lou Ferrigno, Jerry Douglas, Kate Linder, James Intveld, Ben Henry, George Barris, Nic Novicki, and cast members of The Event, Young and the Restless, Bold & The Beautiful, and members of the Neo Ensemble Theatre. Celebrity appearances are subject to change due to artists’ schedules and availability. Additional celebrities will be announced.

Tickets prices range from $20 (seniors) up to $99 and are available at, 800-838-3006.

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