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Matt Bomer, Jeff Bridges, Norman Lear & More Join WE ALL PLAY OUR PART: A BENEFIT FOR MPTF

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MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) announced today that Matt Bomer, Jeff Bridges, Regina Hicks, Norman Lear, Joel McHale, Katelyn Ohashi, Billy Ray, and Jeff Ross will join the star-studded line-up of talent participating in "We All Play Our Part: A Benefit for MPTF," a one-night-only fundraiser to benefit their COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. The virtual event will broadcast on MPTF's Youtube page on Friday, May 15 at 6pm PDT, and will be hosted by longtime MPTF advocates and supporters Yvette Nicole Brown and Tom Bergeron.

Watch below!

The one-hour salute to Hollywood and the people who work behind-the-scenes to make it all come to life will include stories, music, comedy, and heartfelt messages giving thanks to our Industry community. As previously announced, Skyler Day, Susanna Hoffs, Richard Marx, Leslie Odom Jr., Brad Paisley, and Rachel Platten are slated to perform, with additional appearances from Pierce Brosnan, MPTF Board Member George Clooney, Taye Diggs, Michael Douglas, Jay Ellis, Valorie Kondos Field, Frances Fisher, Jodie Foster, Daisy Fuentes, Brad Garrett, Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Kris Jenner, Ken Jeong, MPTF Chairman of the Board of Governors Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Jay Roach, Ray Romano, Wanda Sykes, Ming-Na Wen, and more!

To stay up-to-date, and learn more about the event and its participants, please visit: https://mptf.com/WeAllPlayOurPart/.

"We see a need and we fill it," MPTF president and CEO Bob Beitcher said in a message to the industry. "Mary Pickford said this about MPTF in 1921 and it remains true today. MPTF remains fully committed to its mission of helping our entertainment community in their time of need. Today, we are all coming together to support those members of our industry workforce who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 related issues."

Tom Bergeron, David Boone, Kelly Brock, Yvette Nicole Brown, Phil Rosenthal, Greg Sills, and David Wild will serve as producers, with Jason Newman of Creative Technology Group providing additional support.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos


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