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Hollywood giants Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen gave a combined $100,000 toward Gov. Jerry Brown's tax hike initiative.

A campaign finance filing showed that the founders of Universal City-based studio DreamWorks SKG contributed to Brown's initiative committee Friday. Paramount Pictures acquired the company for $1.6 billion in 2006.

The three have contributed heavily in the past to California campaigns. Spielberg and Katzenberg gave to Schwarzenegger's initiative drives, while Geffen gave to Brown and a 2008 committee opposed to a same-sex marriage ban.

The donations came two days before Brown announced he signed bills extending an annual $100 million film tax credit until 2017. The program, initiated by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers as part of a 2009 budget deal, was scheduled to end in 2015.



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