Motion Picture & Television Fund member George Clooney has announced that Barry Diller and family have donated a $30-million legacy gift to the MPTF campaign.
The three-year campaign, with a goal of $350 million, is led by Diller's old Paramount cohort Jeffrey Katzenberg. The funds will be used to support charitable programs and services provided to thousands of individuals in the entertainment industry who rely on the MPTF for health and social services, child and retirement care. Clooney states: “It is estimated that over 75,000 industry members will be retiring over the next ten years and this Campaign will help insure that MPTF will remain a vital part of the safety net of care for our industry at a time that state and federal programs are coming under such great stress.”
Diller states: “Seems impossible to me to have had success in the entertainment industry and not strongly support the MPTF. I’m just glad and happy to be able to do so.”