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Minderoo Pictures Launched by Australian Philanthropic Organization

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Patrick Frater Asia Bureau ChiefMinderoo Pictures, which pitches itself as “a social impact film enterprise” is being launched by the Minderoo Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the Asia-Pacific.The new company starts life with a commitment of A$10 million ($7.7 million) from the foundation and a mission to develop, produce and assist in the release of screen projects that inspire change.The first four projects in development will span themes of ocean conservation, plastics and human health and early childhood development in Indigenous communities.Louie Psihoyos, director of “The Cove,” the controversial 2009 documentary about dolphin slaughter in Japan, is among the first to be backed by Minderoo Pictures.

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