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- The famous Hollywood director and actor Kevin Smith said in an interview that Harvey Weinstein owes him a decent amount of money for the movie "Clerks", which was released in 1994
The famous Hollywood director and actor Kevin Smith said in an interview that Harvey Weinstein owes him a decent amount of money for the movie "Clerks", which was released in 1994
We know Hollywood as a place of luxury, where the brightest public figures live. However, to a greater extent, Hollywood is a place of business, in which, unfortunately, fair rules do not always work. For example, the controversial director Harvey Weinstein, who is currently in prison, did not return part of the profits to his colleague Kevin Smith for a film that debuted 26 years ago.
The film "Clerks" was released in black and white, and then Kevin tried himself as a director for the first time. In his last interview, he said that Weinstein and the Miramax company bought a painting from him for 225 thousand dollars on the condition that they share the possible future profit under the contract. "Clerks" made a splash at that time and made Harvey richer by several million dollars, but he refused to pay money to his colleague. Only 7 years later, Kevin received a part of the profit, but as it turns out, not the same as the talk about earlier.
“What can I say about this situation. They bought the "Clerks" for $ 225,000. According to official figures, the film earned more than three million dollars at the box office and other institutions. And personally, it took my team more than seven years to get at least some profit for our work. For seven years, Harvey and his co-workers have said that the film still hasn't made any profit. And only then, at a certain moment, something happened” Kevin explained.
Smith explained that his work gives him great pleasure, but money is not a motivator for him. At that moment, he just wanted to get a reward for the first successful job. However, he admits that in Hollywood every director wants to keep as much money in his pocket as he can, and Weinstein is no exception. After 7 years, Kevin received an award for his work, but to the extent that he expected.
It is worth adding that at the moment Harvey Weinstein is convicted and sentenced to 23 years in prison. He carries his punishment for committing sexual harassment of actresses, as well as for forcing oral sex with his assistant. Harvey is located in the largest prison in the world - on Rikers Island. It was there that he contracted the deadly coronavirus, but two weeks later he was able to completely recover from it.