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Motion Picture Television Fund Honors President Short

Photo caption: President Short (right) with presenterTaylor Hackford and co-host of the event, Hugh Jackman.

LOS ANGELES – IATSE President Thomas C. Short was honored by the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) with its Silver Medallion Award at its third annual “A Fine Romance” fundraiser held Saturday, October 20th at the Sony lot in Culver City.  The event, hosted by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Hugh Jackman, honored President Short for his efforts on behalf of the Fund and service to the organization.  President Short is also on the Corporate Board of Directors of the Fund.  The event, chaired by Jim and Ann Gianopulos, raised over $1 million.

The Silver Medallion Award was established in 1942 to recognize outstanding humanitarian achievement for the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the entertainment industry at-large. Past recipients include Lew Wasserman, Jean Hersholt, Gregory Peck, Jules Stein, Mary Pickford and Kirk and Anne Douglas.