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Laurene Powell Jobs invests in Anonymous Content, the studio behind ‘Mr. Robot’ and ‘Spotlight’

Via her Emerson Collective fund.

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Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

Silicon Valley investor and and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs is getting into Hollywood.

Powell Jobs is investing in Anonymous Content, the studio behind movies like “Spotlight” and “The Revenant” and TV shows including “Mr. Robot,” via her Emerson Collective fund.

The two sides aren’t disclosing the size of the deal, but describe it as a “ substantial minority investment.”

Powell Jobs is the widow of Steve Jobs, who died nearly five years ago, and is one of the wealthiest women in the world. Forbes pegs her net worth, derived from large stakes in Apple and Disney, at $17.6 billion.

Anonymous CEO Steve Golin founded his company in 1999, and the studio works on a wide range of projects. But Powell Jobs, via a press release, says she is particularly interested in “expanding the firm’s efforts in producing socially-relevant content aimed at inspiring change.”

A rough analogy would be Participant Media, the film studio founded by former eBay executive Jeffrey Skoll, which wants to create “entertainment that inspires and compels social change.”

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