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Affleck to donate profit from Weinstein, Miramax Films

By IANS Updated: Nov 07, 2017 7:32 pm

Amidst the Harvey Weinstein scandal, actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck says he has decided to donate any further profits from a Miramax or Weinstein Co film to charity.

In an interview with Fox 5 DC, Affleck said he would follow the lead of his friend and filmmaker Kevin Smith and donate the residuals of any of his Weinstein-backed films to Film Independent (FI) or to RAINN, an anti-sexual assault organisation that runs the National Sexual Assault hotline, reports

“Once Kevin suggested that, I decided to do the same thing, so any further residuals that I get from a Miramax or a Weinstein movie will go either to FI or to RAINN,” Affleck said.

“I just didn’t want to cash any more checks from the guy, you know? Some people probably couldn’t afford to give all their residuals away, but even if you do 10 per cent, that’s something.”

Weinstein has played a large role in Affleck’s early career, with the actor gaining recognition through Miramax films like the Weinstein-executive produced “Good Will Hunting”, which won Affleck an Oscar.


By IANS Updated: Nov 07, 2017 7:32:54 pm