Robert Beitcher President and Chief Executive Officer - the Motion Picture and Television Fund Robert Beitcher, 58, of Santa Monica, has been appointed to the California Workforce Development Board. Beitcher has been president and chief executive officer at the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) since 2010. He was co-chairman of the MacAndrews & Forbes Media Group Inc. from 2007 to 2009. Beitcher was president and chief executive officer at Panavision from 2003 to 2008, president of Technicolor Creative Services from 2000 to 2003 and president and chief executive officer at Consolidated Film Industries from 1997 to 2000. He has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1999. Beitcher earned a Master of Arts degree in British and American literature from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Beitcher is a Democrat.