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Kevin Smith Donating Residuals from Weinstein-Made Movies to Women in Film

Kevin Smith Donating Residuals from Weinstein-Made Movies to Women in Film
Kevin Smith's allegiance to Harvey Weinstein dissolved earlier this month amid reports that the now-disgraced movie mogul had sexually assaulted or harassed dozens of women in the industry over the years.

And on October 13th, the filmmaker decided to take action to show his solidarity for those who have suffered abuse – at the hands of Weinstein or otherwise.

"My entire career is tied up with this man," Smith said during his Hollywood Babble-On podcast. "It's been a weird fucking week. I just wanted to make some fucking movies, that's it.
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Kevin Smith Will No Longer Profit From Weinstein Movies, Vows to Donate Residuals to Women in Film

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Kevin Smith Will No Longer Profit From Weinstein Movies, Vows to Donate Residuals to Women in Film
Kevin Smith and Harvey Weinstein’s careers have been linked since the mid-1990s, when Miramax launched the young director’s career by purchasing “Clerks” at Sundance. Kevin Smith owes Weinstein his career, which has made the latter’s sexual harassment scandal all the more personal for Smith. The director explained on his “Hollywood Babble-On” podcast that in light of recent events he will no longer be accepting residuals from the films he made under Weinstein, which includes “Clerks II,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Jersey Girl,” and “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.”

“My entire career is tied up with the man,” Smith said. “It’s been a weird fucking week. I just wanted to make some fucking movies, that’s it. That’s why I came, that’s why I made ‘Clerks.’ And no fucking movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, fuck it, take it.
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Kevin Smith Is Donating Weinstein Movie Residuals to Women's Charity

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Kevin Smith Is Donating Weinstein Movie Residuals to Women's Charity
As more and more women keep coming forward with their stories of sexual harassment and sexual assault at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, many of the male filmmakers and actors he's worked with over the past few decades have spoken against his actions, including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and even a brief statement from Quentin Tarantino last week. Today we have word that another filmmaker, Kevin Smith, whose career was launched with Clerks, distributed by Harvey Weinstein's Miramax, is taking it to another level. The filmmaker announced on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast that he will be donating all of the residuals from the movies he made with Harvey Weinstein to a women's charity.

After the original sexual harassment allegations surfaced earlier this month, Kevin Smith released a brief statement on Twitter, stating that Harvey Weinstein financed the first 14 years of his career, and that he "feels ashamed" that "others
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Ben Affleck Says Harvey Weinstein Rape Allegations ‘Made Me Sick’

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Ben Affleck Says Harvey Weinstein Rape Allegations ‘Made Me Sick’
Ben Affleck has become the latest Hollywood star to condemn Harvey Weinstein after multiple women have come forward to accuse him of sexual harassment and rape in recent days. Affleck, who has worked with Weinstein on films including “Good Will Hunting,” “Reindeer Games,” and “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” said in a statement on Tuesday that his is “saddened and angry” by the allegations. “The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick,” he said. Also Read: 'SNL' Spiked Harvey Weinstein Jokes After Dress Rehearsal Last week, The New York Times published an
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Ben Affleck Says Harvey Weinstein Allegations Make Him ‘Sick’

Ben Affleck Says Harvey Weinstein Allegations Make Him ‘Sick’
Updated: Ben Affleck is the latest celebrity to condemn Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

In a statement posted on both Facebook and Twitter, Affleck said the news about Weinstein has left him “saddened and angry” and that the “additional allegations of assault … made me sick.” The New Yorker published an expose early Tuesday morning detailing instances where Weinstein explicitly raped women by forcibly performing or receiving oral sex, and forcing vaginal sex.

“This is completely unacceptable, and I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others,” Affleck said. “We need to do better at protecting our sisters, friends, co-workers, and daughters. We must support those who come forward, condemn this type of behavior when we see it, and help ensure there are more women in positions of power.”

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Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) October 10, 2017

Weinstein backed several of Affleck’s films, including “Good Will Hunting,
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Jay and Silent Bob Star Calls Reboot Movie Amazing and Awesome

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Jay and Silent Bob Star Calls Reboot Movie Amazing and Awesome
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back star Jason Mewes has read Kevin Smith's script for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot and says that it's "amazing." According to Smith, the new movie is expected to begin filming this fall and is expected to contain many cameos from Smith's past body of work including Clerks, Mallrats, and Chasing Amy. Jay and Silent Bob haven't been seen on the big screen together since 2006's Clerks II and fans have been asking about their return ever since, but the timing was never right.

In 2001's standalone Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, the titular characters learned that Hollywood was planning to make a big budget motion picture about their comic book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic. The movie revolves around them taking an epic road trip to prevent the movie from happening with a whole bunch of crazy cameos from Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher,
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Kevin Smith's Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Begins Filming This Fall

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Jay and Silent Bob are finally returning to the big screen after over a decade hiatus, last appearing in Clerks II in 2006. Jay and Silent Bob are, of course, the dynamic duo created by Kevin Smith, who also plays Silent Bob, appearing in most of his movies since his very first film, Clerks, in 1994. Since Clerks, the pair have popped up in Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma, culminating an Avengers-type film that brought Smith’s entire View Askewniverse together in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. The pair have been absent this past decade as Smith tried his hand at more serious fare in Jersey Girl, avoided the pair all together in Zack and Miri Make A Porno, did a studio film in Cop Out, tried horror with Red State, and got just downright bizarre with Tusk and Yoga Hosers.

16 years ago, #JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack was released in theaters. And this Fall,
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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Begins Shooting Very Soon

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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Begins Shooting Very Soon
Director Kevin Smith is a man juggling many projects all at once. But it looks like he has finally decided on his next feature film. Instead of Mall Rats 2, which by all accounts appears to have been turned into a 10 hour TV show, or the True North trilogy ending thriller Moose Jaws, about a killer moose, he's gong back to the wellspring of his youth. And will literally try to rework that magic with an ode to Clerks he likes to call Jay & Silent Bob Reboot. His plan is to shoot the movie soon.

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was the culmination of many films featuring the two lead characters, a journey that started in 1994's Clerks which carried over into such films as Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma. It came out in 2001. And was a hit with audiences. Perhaps it's a fan favorite, but nothing was really ever the same after that movie.
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Production Begins on First Installment of Kevin Smith’s Horror Anthology Film Killroy Was Here

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Ringling College of Art and Design just announced a partnership between the school and filmmaker extraordinaire Kevin Smith (Clerks, Red State, Tusk) for Kevin's latest project called Killroy Was Here. And according to Smith, the anthology will be a monster movie with grisly moments.

Press Release: "Sarasota, Fl, June 15, 2017 (Globe Newswire) -- Ringling College of Art and Design today announced that Kevin Smith -- iconic filmmaker, author, actor and director of Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and recent horror films Red State and Tusk; has returned to Sarasota to shoot the first installment of his latest horror anthology film Killroy Was Here. This project is being done in partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design and Semkhor Productions, the executive producer.

Like many recent Kevin Smith projects, Killroy stems from a conversation taken from one of his popular weekly podcasts.

“This is a monster movie in
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Kevin Smith Filming Horror Movie ‘Killroy Was Here’ at Florida College

Kevin Smith Filming Horror Movie ‘Killroy Was Here’ at Florida College
Kevin Smith has started shooting horror movie “Killroy Was Here” in Florida in partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design and Semkhor Productions.

Smith has focused in recent years on horror and comedy with last year’s “Yoga Hosers,” a spinoff from 2014’s “Tusk,” and 2011’s “Red State.” “Killroy” stems from a conversation taken from one of his weekly podcasts.

The phrase “Killroy Was Here” originated in American culture as graffiti during World War II as a bald-headed man with a big nose peeking over a wall with the fingers of each hand clutching the wall. Smith said the new film will be the first installment of a horror anthology.

“This is a monster movie in the sense of a classic morality tale,” Smith said. “No one wants to see you spill the blood of innocents, but when someone crosses the line and goes bad, you get to make them pay in horrible ways,
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The Black Company: Eliza Dushku To Headline Im Global Television Series

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Eliza Dushku Cast As Lead In The Black Company Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back actress Eliza Dushku is set to star in Im Global Television‘s adaptation of The Black Company. Best known to audiences for her TV roles, Dushku played the role of Faith in the cult classic supernatural drama series Buffy the [...]

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Kevin Smith Says Without Jeff Anderson, There Is No Clerks 3

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The entire fate of Clerks 3 depends on one actor.

Lrm and Review Nation was told by Kevin Smith that Jeff Anderson was the previously unnamed actor who refused to be in Clerks 3. He was already suspected and implied by the Internet community, but this is an official confirmation by the director since the announcement of the cancellation of the film.

Anderson is well known as Randal Graves, the best friend to Dante in Clerks and Clerks II. He was the wise-ass slacker who worked in the video store, who managed to convince consistently Dante to ditch his responsibilities and get into trouble.

He reprised his role multiple times, not only in the sequel, but also in the animated series Clerks, the film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and The Flying Car short. He has also appeared in Smith’s other works, including Dogma and Zack and Miri Make a Porno.
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Eliza Dushku Joins CBS’ ‘Bull’ With Option to Become Series Regular in Season 2

Eliza Dushku Joins CBS’ ‘Bull’ With Option to Become Series Regular in Season 2
Eliza Dushku has joined the cast of “Bull,” which was just renewed Thursday for a second season on CBS, Variety has learned.

Dushku will appear in a three-episode arc this season on “Bull,” and has the option to be upped to a series regular in Season 2. She makes her debut on Tuesday, May 9.

Dushku will play J.P. Nunnelly, the savvy head of the best criminal defense firm in New York, who is hired by Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) when a member of his Trial Analysis Corporation team faces prison time.

Known for her roles in “Dollhouse” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Dushku most recently appeared in the final season of “Banshee.” She also starred in the 2016 television movie “The Saint,” plus films “Bring It On,” “True Lies,” “This Boy’s Life,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Wrong Turn,” “Soul Survivors,” and “That Night.”

Led by “NCIS” alum Weatherly, “Bull
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That's A Wrap! Kevin Smith Finishes Second Supergirl Episode

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Earlier this week Kevin Smith announced on Twitter that he has finished directing his second episode of Supergirl. This will be Kevin Smiths fourth time in the directors chair for a DC/CW show. Kevin directed a previous episode of Supergirl (Supergirl Lives) already this season as well two episodes of The Flash (The Runaway Dinosaur and Killer Frost). All of Kevin's previous episodes he has directed have been well received by the fans and great reviews from critics. If you listen to Kevin Smith's podcast though he will say that he doesn't do anything and that the show directs itself. I beg to differ from his thoughts coming from a person who watches all the DC/CW shows.

We wrapped the second @TheCWSupergirl episode I got to direct last night at 11:30! Thank you to the Vancouver cast & crew for making it fly! pic.twitter.com/kbi4ItUwzn
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Illumination Taps Peter Schube as Chief Operating Officer

Illumination Taps Peter Schube as Chief Operating Officer
Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment has appointed former Jim Henson Company exec Peter Schube to replace Natalie Fischer as chief operating officer.

Illumination — the production company behind “Minions,” “Sing,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” and the “Despicable Me” franchise — also announced Thursday that it’s appointed Scott Broock as exec VP of digital strategy and innovation, and Latifa Ouaou as executive producer.

Schube will work alongside Meledandri on business strategy and will oversee all core business operations, including finance, business development, and administrative functions. Schube was the president and chief operating officer at Henson before leaving last year.

Fischer helped devise the original business plan for 10-year-old Illumination with Meledandri and was its first COO. She’ll scale back her role at the company after its release of “Despicable Me 3” this summer, but will continue serving as a close strategic adviser to Meledandri and Illumination.

Broock was global virtual reality evangelist at YouTube,
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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Film Critics Are Forced to Pick a Favorite — IndieWire Critics Survey

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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Film Critics Are Forced to Pick a Favorite — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

From “School Ties” to “Live By Night” and this weekend’s “The Great Wall,” Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have each — for better and worse — left a considerable and ever-increasing footprint in the cultural landscape. But while the world is wide enough for both of them, our hearts are not. And so, we forced our panel of critics to choose: Ben Affleck or Matt Damon?

There can be only one.

Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse), Freelance with Rolling Stone, Vulture, Vox

This is a toughie. In terms of looks, both Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s faces remind me of between forty and fifty of my least-favorite classmates during
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Kevin Smith Will Still Release ‘Clerks 3’ and ‘Mallrats 2’ in Some Form

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Kevin Smith Will Still Release ‘Clerks 3’ and ‘Mallrats 2’ in Some Form
Just over a week ago, we learned from Kevin Smith that he was working on a sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back that would take aim at Hollywood’s nostalgia obsession by getting nostalgic himself with Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. While that was good news for his most loyal fans, it also came […]

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The unmade films of Kevin Smith

Rob Leane Feb 13, 2017

Superman Lives, The Green Hornet and sadly now Clerks III: here’s a rundown of the Kevin Smith films we’ll probably never see...

Kevin Smith has always had to fight to get his films off the ground: he started his filmmaking career by maxing out multiple credit cards to self-finance Clerks, and more recently, legend has it, it was only Johnny Depp’s decision to come on board as a wacky supporting character that allowed Smith to secure financing for his walrus-centric horror flick Tusk.

Smith has, across his career, been offered several barmy jobs (he rejected a chance to pen Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian back in the 90s) and he’s also signed up for a lot of projects that never got past the script phase.

The latter camp of could’ve-beens is what we’re talking about today, following that news that Clerks III
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Kevin Smith interview: Yoga Hosers, Arrow, Mallrats

Rob Leane Feb 14, 2017

Kevin Smith tells us how he wound up making Yoga Hosers, a movie about miniature Nazis made of sausage...

Among geeky film fans, Kevin Smith needs no introduction. He’s brought us such treats as Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma, and recently he’s had a massive resurgence as a giant in the nerdy podcast world.

So far, two movies have come out of Smith’s podcasting: first was Tusk, branching out from a SModcast episode about a Gumtree advert seeking someone willing to dress up as a walrus in exchange for lodgings. Justin Long starred in that one, with Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith featuring in the supporting cast alongside her best friend Lily Rose Depp and her famous father Johnny Depp.

And now we have Yoga Hosers, a spinoff from Tusk in which Smith Jnr and Depp Jnr’s Canadian convenience store clerks
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