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Warner Bros. confirms donation to Colorado shooting victims

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Warner Bros., the studio that released "The Dark Knight Rises," confirms to NBC News that it is making a substantial donation to help victims of the July 20 shooting at a Colorado screening of that film.

The studio confirmed a report by The Hollywood Reporter that the studio will be contributing to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund, established in partnership with Colorado governor John Hickenlooper.

As described on givingfirst.org, the fund "will only be used to meet the immediate and long-term needs of victims and their families and, as funds are available, the broad needs of those affected in the community."

Warner Bros. has been praised for its reaction to the shooting. The studio canceled a planned red-carpet premiere event in Paris and pulled the trailer for its upcoming movie "Gangster Squad" from "Dark Knight Rises" showings due to a scene that features a movie-theater shooting.

The studio would not confirm reports that the movie-theater scene is being cut from "Gangster Squad," which stars Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin and is scheduled for a September release.

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