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October 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Four years after angry protests by Screen Actors Guild members forced the Motion Picture & Television Fund to reverse its decision to shut down the Motion Picture Home in Woodland Hills, CA — a nursing home for ailing elderly actors — the MPTF announced that it had signed a letter of intent with the UCLA Health System. In a statement, UCLA and the MPTF said, “This partnership between two of Los Angeles’ iconic institutions will mean that entertainment industry members and their families can continue to get health care at MPTF facilities, with the added advantage of being able to access UCLA’s world-renowned specialty care and inpatient services.” The statement indicated however that the Motion Picture Home was excluded from the partnership and will continue to be operated by the MPTF. Nevertheless, MPTF chief Bob Beitcher said in the joint news release that the partnership will “future-proof the provision of high-quality health care for our entertainment industry community.”