Kevin Smith Says Harvey Weinstein Still Owes Him Money For “Clerks”
Written by B87FM on April 12, 2020
Kevin Smith believes that Harvey Weinstein owes him royalty checks for his movie, Clerks.
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Weinstein distributed Smith’s debut film although his firm Miramax. In a brand new interview with Selection, Smith alleges that Weinstein by no means absolutely paid what he owed for the movie: “He was infamous for that. I did encounter that. And I’m nonetheless out cash,” Smith defined. “However you bought to grasp, I by no means cared in regards to the cash. My entire profession, my reps have been like: ‘You’re presupposed to be making way more.’ Cash’s by no means been a motivator for me.”
“This a lot I do know,” he continued. “They purchased Clerks for $227,000. And the film went out and made $three million on the field workplace and stuff. And it took seven years for us to see any revenue from that film. For seven years, they have been like, ‘Nope, the film continues to be not in revenue.’ And we have been like, ‘How?’ After which there have been issues.”
By “issues,” Smith goes on to elucidate that the Clerks crew was billed for a yacht at Cannes Movie Competition they weren’t even invited on.
“If I used to be a greater enterprise individual, I’d have gone for extra money,” Smith says. “But it surely felt like – ‘Oh, there it’s. That’s their course of. Film math.’ And, to be truthful, I labored at studios they usually have far more paperwork and you may see the place each dime goes. However the nature of this enterprise is everyone desires to maintain as a lot cash as they probably can.”