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Warner Donates to Fund to Aid Colorado Shooting Victims

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July 24 (Bloomberg) -- Warner Bros., the studio that released “The Dark Knight Rises,” made an unspecified donation to a fund that will aid victims of the shooting that took place at a screening of the movie last week in Colorado.

Warner worked with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to identify the Community First Foundation’s Aurora Victim Relief Fund, to aid surviving victims and families of the 12 people slain in the shooting, Susan Fleishman, a spokeswoman for the Time Warner Inc. film unit, said yesterday in an interview.

Fleishman declined to say how much the studio has given. Warner employees can contribute as well through a link on the Givingfirst.org website, Fleishman said.

The shooting took place early on July 20, at a midnight screening of the Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater. James Holmes, arrested in the shooting deaths, is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, a charge that can carry the death penalty.

The Hollywood Reporter reported yesterday that the studio will make a contribution.

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael White in Los Angeles at mwhite8@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Palazzo at apalazzo@bloomberg.net