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Sunday, February 26, 2012
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George Clooney Keeps on Giving – Launches $350 Million Fundraising Campaign

By Josh Abraham

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation and Chairman of the MPTF Foundation Committee, today announced the launch of the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s $350 million campaign to sustain the charity’s activities for the foreseeable future. At a media breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Katzenberg also introduced Board Member George Clooney as his partner in the Campaign.

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