Inside ‘Night Before’: Leonardo DiCaprio, Bob Iger, Greta Gerwig Help Raise $5.4M for MPTF

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for MPTF Jeffrey Katzenberg (left), who serves as chairman of the MPTF Board of Governors, chatted with Oscar winner (and current nominee) Leonardo DiCaprio.

Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by THR’s staff on February 9, 2020.

A who’s-who of Oscar nominees and top Hollywood executives were on hand Saturday night to support the Motion Picture & Television Fund at its 18th annual “Night Before” party, which raised more than $5.4 million in support of the MPTF.

One of the key events of Oscar weekend, the “Night Before” party, held on the Fox Studios lot in Los Angeles and co-sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, drew both past Oscar winners and current nominees including Amy Adams, Mahershala Ali, Antonio Banderas, Adrien Brody, Nicolas Cage, Viola Davis, Laura Dern, Greta Gerwig, Tom Hanks, Marcia Gay Harden, Michael Keaton, Regina King, Brie Larson, Rami Malek, Sam Mendes, Joe Pesci, Jonathan Pryce, Florence Pugh, Margot Robbie, Octavia Spencer, Steven Spielberg, Taika Waititi, Diane Warren and Renée Zellweger. …

Funds are used to support industry colleagues and friends who benefit from MPTF’s charitable programs and services, such as financial assistance, crisis counseling, care giving support and the retirement facility in Woodland Hills that is “home” to television and film veterans. In total, the annual event has raised more than $90 million since its inception in 2003. …

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