Spielberg, Katzenberg Donate $1 Million Each to Obama SuperPAC

Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg each donated $1 million in September to the pro-Obama SuperPAC Priorities USA Action.

The SuperPAC, which reported raising a record $15.2 million in September, also said that “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening contributed $50,000.

Katzenberg was one of the original donors to Priorities, having contributed $2 million when it launched last year and having committed to raising money for the independent expenditure org. Spielberg also contributed $100,000 to Priorities USA in July, 2011.

The Spielberg and Katzenberg contributions were made on Sept. 24, according to a filing Saturday with the Federal Election Commission.

Other donors included attorney David Boies, who also contributed $1 million. He has partnered with Ted Olson, a Romney supporter, in the federal challenge of Prop 8. They are awaiting word on whether the Supreme Court will review the case.

The largest single donor for the month was Fred Eychaner of Newsweb Corp. He contributed $2 million to the SuperPAC.

Past donors to Priorities include Chelsea Handler and J.J. Abrams. Morgan Freeman and Bill Maher have each contributed $1 million to the org.

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