Kevin Smith likely would not have gotten to where he is today –at least, not as quick as he did – without the help of The Weinstein Company and their now disgraced founder Harvey Weinstein. Miramax (founded by Bob and Harvey Weinstein) purchased Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks II, and other films by Smith that shot him to super-stardom.

Smith is cognizant of that fact. On the Hollywood Babble-On podcast he said, “my entire career is tied up with the man… 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. It's wrapped up in something really fucking horrible.”

Smith will donate all residuals from his Harvey Weinstein-backed films to Women in Film, a non-profit seeking to promote “equal opportunities for women.” Smith is going beyond this though – if the residuals dry up, or The Weinstein Company folds, Smith will still pay Women in Film $2,000 a month for the rest of his life.

Smith goes on: “That feels like a start… hopefully that goes to people that get to make shit without having to deal with some fucking animal saying, ‘Here’s the price.’”

A noble thing to do for the great entertainer – a lead we can all take inspiration from and follow by donating to Women in Film here.