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2014-10-02 12:28:44

Goldwyn Family Lauded as the Single Largest Donor in MPTF's 93-Year History WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MPTF (Motion Picture and Television Fund) and the Samuel Goldwyn Foundation today announced a $6 million gift to establish The Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Center for Behavioral Health on MPTF's Woodland Hills campus and to bolster the endowment fund at the Samuel Goldwyn Foundation Children's Center in West Los Angeles. The Goldwyn Family is the single largest...

2014-09-03 16:28:21

Invitation-Only Event Helps Women in Entertainment Take Charge and Face Life's Curveballs LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its over 90-year commitment to the well-being of the entertainment community, MPTF (Motion Picture and Television Fund) announced its second annual "Deal With It: A Women's Conference" to be held on September 21 at the Montage in Beverly Hills. This year's day-long program features keynote presentations by actress and best-selling author Sandra Tsing...

2014-08-25 16:23:21

CENTURY CITY, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many of television's biggest stars came out to Century Park, CA on Sunday night to celebrate the Eighth Annual "Evening Before" event, which benefitted MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund). Host Committee members including Kerry Washington, Jennifer Westfeldt & Jon Hamm, Lena Dunham, Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez, and Robin Dearden & Bryan Cranston, were joined by some of the brightest names in Hollywood for the...

2014-07-08 23:01:56

Mobile Corporation—an innovator of new online communities for the mobile workforce—announced today that Hawk Koch, veteran movie producer, past President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (oscars.org) and President of the Producers Guild of America, has joined the Advisory Board of Mobile Corporation. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 “We are proud to welcome Hawk on to our advisory board. Hawk’s vast experience in the entertainment industry both in the United...

2014-06-12 16:25:04

Experts Will Discuss Intellectual Property, Philanthropy, DOMA Demise LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jon Landau, producer of Titanic and Avatar, will provide his unique insights into the motion picture business during the Entertainment Industry Conference June 19 at the Hyatt Century Plaza. Produced by the CalCPA Education Foundation, the annual conference attracts an audience of top CPAs, attorneys and advisers who serve the entertainment industry. This year's...

2014-04-06 16:20:13

Casey Affleck, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Andy Samberg, and Taylor Schilling Read Stories of Those Who Have Benefited from MPTF Services LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The entertainment industry turned out in force last night in support of Motion Picture & Television Fund's (MPTF) third annual "Reel Stories, Real Lives" event, a unique evening of powerful readings which told the stories of industry members and their families who have benefitted from MPTF's...

2014-03-02 20:21:19

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A star-studded host committee, Academy Awards(®) nominees and presenters, along with some of the most powerful industry influencers came together on March 1(st), 2014 for the 12(th) annual 'Night Before' party to benefit MPTF. Funds raised during the now-legendary evening will be used to support the MPTF in providing its services of healthcare, financial relief and retirement living to the more than 150,000 people it helps each...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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