15th annual “Evening before” for the benefit of MPTF



CENTURY CITY, California, September 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The biggest TV night ever took place in Century City, California Saturday, September 18e, where the entertainment industry gathered for the 15e annual evening “Evening Before”, for the benefit of the MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund).

CENTURY CITY, CALIFORNIA РSEPTEMBER 18: (LR) Billy Porter, Reg̩-Jean Page, Cynthia Erivo, Bob Beitcher, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kathryn Hahn, Michaela Ja̩ Rodriguez, Anya Taylor-Joy and Evan Peters attend MPTF before the Emmys on September 18, 2021 in Century City, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac / Getty Images for MPTF)

The television industry, from Emmy Award presenters and nominees to other members of the television industry, has helped raise funds to support their colleagues and friends in the industry who benefit from the charitable programs and services of MPTF such as financial aid, crisis counseling, care support and of course the legendary retirement facility in Wooded hills it is the “home” of television and film veterans. As a precaution, all guests were required to present proof of vaccination and proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test.

“What a fabulous evening to celebrate the 100th anniversary of MPTF and the resilience of the creative spirit of our industry!” said MPTF President and CEO Bob beitcher. “The night before MPTF was an unforgettable moment for all of us.”

The 15th annual “Evening Before” welcoming committee was made up of Uzo Aduba, Anthony anderson, Paul bettany, Aidy bryant, Olivia colman & Ed sinclair, Michael douglas, Cynthia Erivo, Jonathan groff, Catherine hahn & Ethan Sandler, William H. Macy, Rege-Jean Page, Evan peters, Billy Porter, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Smart jeans, Jurnee Smollett, Anya Taylor-Joy, Kenan thompson, Hannah waddingham, and Bradley Whitford & Amy landecker.

The host executive committee included Bela Bajaria, Bob bakish, Greg Berlanti & Robbie rogers, Francoise Berwick, Casey bloy, Michelle & Paul Buccieri, George Cheeks, Nicole clemens & Vaun Wilmott, Charlie necklace, Rome Downey & Mark Burnett, Channing Dungeon, Jamie Erlicht, Craig erwich, Anne & Jim gianopulos, Perlena Igbokwe, Jason kilar, Katie McGrath & JJ Abrams, Steve mosko, Andrea & David Nevins, Megan & Stone Rice, Susan rovner, Jennifer salke, Anne Sarnoff, Zack Van Amburg, Tony Vinciquerra, Dana & Matt Walden, and Allied Walker & John landgraf.

The main sponsors this year were Penske Media Corporation (PMC) and Target with additional support from sponsors Diamond Netflix, The Walt Disney Company and WarnerMedia.

Among the celebrities who attended this year’s event were Lauren Ash, Vanessa Bayer, Madeline Brewer, Sterling K. Brown, Yvette Nicole Brun, Stephane Colbert, Ariana DeBose, Zooey deschanel, Phil dunster, Paapa Essiedu, Fortune Feimster, Cristo Fernández, Lukas Gage, Brett Goldstein, Tony hale, Justin hartley, Christina hendricks, Anders Holm, Sarah hyland, Mindy Kaling, Dan Levy, Natasha Lyonne, Joel McHale, Lorne michaels, Max Minghella, Matthew Morrison, Annie murphy, Julianne Nicholson, Ego Nwodim, Josh o’connor, Rita Ora, Amy poehler, Jack Quaid, Juno Temple, Tessa thompson, Lena waithe, Taika Waititi, Bowen Yang and much more.

The “Evening Before” was designed as a relaxed atmosphere in a town square in the park by Silver Birches with culinary specialties provided by Carmelized Productions by Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo.

The event is designed after the very successful “Night Before”, another fundraiser held each year before the Academy Awards.® over the past nineteen years for the benefit of MPTF.

On Penske Media
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is an independent global news and media services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate monthly audience of over 310 million people. Since 2004, PMC has been a digital media pioneer and platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens through its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands, which includes Deadline, Variety, Rolling Stone, SXSW, The Hollywood Reporter , Billboard, WWD, SHE Media, Robb Report, Sportico, BGR, ARTnews, Art in America, Fairchild Media, Spy.com, among others. PMC’s journalists and content creators deliver the most comprehensive news and information in their industries and areas of coverage, unmatched in ambition, depth and courage. Based at new York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries around the world, PMC believes that businesses should not only be profitable, but also be forces for good. To learn more about PMC, our 2% Foundation and our brand portfolio, please visit: http://www.pmc.com/.

About the target
MinneapolisTarget Corporation serves customers in over 1,900 stores and Target.com, with the aim of making all families discover the joy of living on a daily basis. Since 1946, Target has donated 5% of its profits to communities, which today equates to millions of dollars a week. Additional information about the company can be found by visiting its Company Website and press center and following @TargetNews.

About MPTF
MPTF supports active and retired members of the entertainment community with a safety net of health and social services, including temporary financial assistance, case management and residence living. From child care to living well and aging with dignity and purpose, MPTF is here to guide the industry’s workforce through the enormous obstacles that life presents. For 100 years, the extraordinary generosity of the entertainment community has enabled MPTF to provide charitable services to members of the industry in need. To learn more, visit mptf.com.

To learn more, visit mptf.com, Facebook.com/mptf, Twitter.com/mptf, and Instagram @MPTF.

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SOURCE MPTF (Film and Television Fund)



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