STAGE TUBE: Katie Holmes Sings DAMN YANKEES to Tom Cruise
Katie Holmes and husband, Tom Cruise dance while Katie sing's Whatever Lola Wants from the musical Damn Yankees at the A Fine Romance Benefit for The Motion Picture and Television fund. May 4th, 2010.
The fifth annual A Fine Romance benefit presented by the Motion Picture & Television Fund took place on May 1. The event was hosted by Hugh Jackman. Adam Shankman directed, with musical direction by John Mauceri.
A heartfelt inspiration of entertainment industry visionaries, the Motion Picture & Television Fund began with a simple coin box in Hollywood where industry workers would deposit spare change for their fellow colleagues. Right from the start, our mission has been "We Take Care of Our Own."
The Motion Picture & Television Fund was created by such industry luminaries as Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith, who realized the need for reaching out to those in the entertainment industry who fell upon hard times. In 1921, the Motion Picture Relief Fund (MPRF) was incorporated with Joseph M. Schenck as first president, Mary Pickford as vice president and the Reverend Neal Dodd as administrator, each with a benevolent spirit intent on providing assistance to those in the motion picture industry who were in need.
The Motion Picture & Television Fund mission remains the same: to protect and preserve the health and quality of life of those who devote so much of their lives to a career in the entertainment industry. And so we turn to members and friends of the industry to help fulfill this mission by Taking Care of Our Own. Great vision is powerless without passion. Donations, large and small, are vital to MPTF's ability to provide services to industry members today, and make dreams of tomorrow a reality.