Kevin Smith to Donate Leftover Profits From Weinstein-Backed Projects to Women in Film
Kevin Smith got his first big break in Hollywood when Miramax (a company founded by Harvey Weinstein) acquired the distribution rights to the film, Clerks. But now that the writer/director/actor has been made aware of producer’s predatory ways, he rightfully wants nothing to do with the disgraced Weinstein.
In an effort to give back to females in the film industry, Smith will be donating residuals from any films that were backed by Weinstein to a non-profit organization called Women in Film, an organization supports women filmmakers.
Smith spoke out about Weinstein on his podcast, Hollywood Babble-On. Smith said, “My entire career is tied up with the man. I just wanted to make some f***ing movies, that’s it … And no f***ing movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, f*** it, take it. It’s wrapped up in something really f***ing horrible.”
Smith has 13 feature-length films under his belt, half of which were produced by Weinstein. These movies include: Clerks, Clerks II, Chasing Amy, Jersey Girl, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Zack and Miri Make A Porno.
Smith vowed to donate $2,000 a month to Women in Film for the rest of his life. Smith said, “It feels like a start.”
Source: ABC News