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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Silicon Valley and Hollywood join forces -- for good!

According to this San Jose Mercury News story, Jeff Skoll's Participant Productions has several films in the works as well including one that features George Clooney and Matt Damon and another with Academy Award winner Charlize Theron in collaboration with Warner:

Jeff Skoll, the billionaire former president of eBay, and actor Robert Redford have teamed up for projects designed around philanthropy and filmmaking. One of the results gets a national unveiling starting Tuesday: ``The New Heroes'' documentary series for PBS stations.

The series, which focuses on a globe-spanning group of ``social entrepreneurs'' who want to use business strategies to finance non-profit goals, epitomizes a longtime Redford ideal of using film on behalf of cultural and humanitarian causes.

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