Warner Bros. Makes Donation to Shooting Victims
By NATASHA HOLLY
July 24, 2012
Warner Bros. has acted quickly in the aftermath of last week's Aurora, CO shooting rampage at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, from canceling press events to withholding box office results, and now the iconic studio is taking its respects a step further by making a large donation to a charity supporting the victims of the tragedy.
ET can confirm that Warner Bros. has made a donation to givingfirst.org to support victims of the massacre, which left 12 dead and dozens wounded. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio donated to a fund identified by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, and the donation amount is "substantial." The fund will reportedly distribute monies among many organizations to support those affected by the shooting.
According to THR, Warner Bros. is the first of any Hollywood organization to make a charitable gift to the cause.