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November 3, 2009

Score one for the families

Filed under: Entertainment — showbizreporting @ 8:40 pm
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Thanks to the investigative journalism of Steven Mikulan of The Wrap (www.thewrap.com), we now have concrete proof that spokespeople for the MPTF have been lying to the press, to us, and to the motion picture industry.

Score one for the families.

We have always been told that there was a definite date – a deadline of sorts where everyone was to be transitioned out of the LTC. Ken Scherer, one of the funds hapless spokesmen, has insisted that no deadline existed.

The lies that frame the closing of the LTC are now beginning to reveal themselves. The veneer of fraud and deceit are being peeled away like the skin of an onion. Both Scherer and Seth Ellis have been caught with their pants down, as you can see by reading the linked article below.

Are you reading this Jeff Katzenberg? If these people were in your employ at Dreamworks, they’d be summarily fired.

Scherer and Ellis are typical of the problem that motion picture healthcare is facing. It’s not just about the LTC – it’s about entrusting the care of our needy, sick, elderly, infirm and handicapped to these men who play fast and loose with the truth in order to forward their own selfish agendas.

Wake up people who rely on motion picture health insurance – the future of your care are in these incapable hands.

I’ll be surprised if we hear another word from Ken Scherer, unless it’s “paper or plastic?”.

Please pass this on to your friends and fellow industry workers. We will all grow old one day, hopefully. The promise of ‘taking care of our own’ should apply to all who have toiled and sweated on behalf of the motion picture industry.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THIS: WE HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN OUR EFFORTS TO STOP THE CLOSING – SO FAR. YOUR PASSION AND DRIVE IN EXPRESSING YOUR OUTRAGE AND STANDING WITH THE FAMILIES IS WORKING. OUR JOB IS FAR FROM OVER, BUT WE CAN NOW SEE A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF US WHO ARE ACTIVELY SEEING THIS THROUGH, SIGNING PETITIONS, AND FACEBOOKING THE HELL OUT OF THIS ISSUE. THE RESIDENTS AND FAMILIES CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH!

YOU ARE SAVING THE LTC, YOU ARE SAVING THE LIVES OF THE RESIDENTS, AND YOU ARE SAVING THE FUTURE PROMISE OF A CONTINUUM OF CARE FOR THE MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY.

http://www.thewrap.com/ind-column/how-mptfs-eviction-deadline-shifted-9313

Please sign our petition:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/keepthemptfhomeopen

Best,

Richard

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