The MPTF takes care of showbiz folks who have fallen on hard times.
Jim Gianopulos: Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures and chairman, board of directors MPTF “The nature of our industry is that people have varying levels of success. They have times when their work is popular on the creative side and sometimes there are gaps. Aging is difficult for anyone, especially when there are financial concerns involved, but our industry does have unique characteristics and I think that lends itself to a special amount of emphasis from the community itself.” Dr. Scott Kaiser: Chief innovation officer, MPTF “What’s been really striking is that the research coming out has shown how significant a health issue loneliness is. It’s on par with smoking, high blood pressure and obesity. The Daily Call Sheet is a brand-new program, it’s our latest initiative, and we have definitely seen immediate results. As a clinician, I’ve seen patients come in who I know are recipients of the Daily Call Sheet service who are just brighter, have more energy, it’s totally changed the dynamic of the whole encounter.” Bob Beitcher: CEO, MPTF “We’re always looking for innovative and really impactful ways of fulfilling our mission of taking care of our own. We know that there are lots of industry members who are living lives of social isolation or loneliness and need a friendly voice, once a week, twice a week, every day to give them a sense of purpose and engagement, to bring a little vitality and humanity into their lives. So, when we thought about this program, it just seemed like an incredible way to engage volunteers.”