Warner Bros. donates to victims of Aurora shooting
POSTED: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 12:19am
NATIONAL NEWS (CNN) — In light of the tragic shooting that killed 12 and wounded 58 Aurora, Colorado moviegoers who were viewing an early morning showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, the studio behind the new Batman film has made a donation to the victims.
A rep for Warner Bros., which shares a parent company with CNN, confirms that the studio pledged a contribution to Colorado's Community First Foundation on Monday.
GivingFirst.org describes the Community First Foundation as a "longstanding community foundation" which has "established the Aurora Victim Relief Fund in partnership with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper."
The website adds that contributions to the fund will go toward meeting the short- and long-term needs of the shooting victims and their families, "and, as funds are available, the broad needs of those affected in the community."
The Warner Bros. rep didn't have details on an amount, but the Hollywood Reporter cites sources who called the donation "substantial."