Alec Baldwin shooting: aerial shots of film set after director of photography was shot dead
Members of the film crew Rust had expressed concern for safety ahead of the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, according to a report.
An anonymous worker told ABC News that concerns about gun safety had been raised with producers, also saying there were two accidental gun discharges prior to the fatal incident.
A gun fired by star Alec Baldwin killed Ms Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza while filming in New Mexico on Thursday.
Mr Baldwin released a statement on Friday, saying: “I am fully cooperating with the police investigation to explain how this tragedy happened and I am in contact with her husband, offering my support to him and his family.
“My heart is broken for her husband, their son and all who knew and loved Halyna.”
Movie and TV stars call for law to ban real guns from set after fatal shooting
Film and TV stars are calling for a law to ban real guns on sets after Halyna Hutchins’ death, writing Jacob Stolworthy.
The 42-year-old cinematographer was gunned down on the set of the movie Rust, after a propeller pistol was fired by Alec Baldwin.
The actor was filming the next western at Bonanza Creek Ranch, south of Santa Fe, New Mexico, when the tragedy occurred.
Jon sharman23 October 2021 13:30
Rust crew members expressed “safety concerns” before Alec Baldwin’s propeller pistol kills Halyna Hutchins
Members of the camera crew left Rust’s set due to “security concerns” a day before Alec Baldwin’s propeller pistol killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, it has been claimed .
An anonymous crew member told ABC News they were part of a large group to send in their resignations, adding that they were present on the morning of the shoot (Thursday, October 21) as they collected their equipment, writing Jacob Stolworthy.
They said concerns about gun safety had been raised prior to the fatal crash, as well as concerns about the handling of Covid-19 regulations, but said these had all been “swept away several times. occasions ”by the producers of the film.
Jon sharmanOctober 23, 2021 12:59 PM
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Josh marcusOctober 23, 2021 1:54 AM
“All they wanted was to rush”: crew members worried about safety before firing
Just hours before Alex Baldwin accidentally shot a crew member with what he thought was a propeller pistol, half a dozen employees from the upcoming film Rust left the set to protest what they believed to be lackluster working and safety conditions, including with the replacement guns from the film.
A cameraman said The Los Angeles Times they complained to a gun safety production manager on set, after propeller pistols were accidentally unloaded on set twice over the weekend.
“There should have been an investigation into what happened”, the crew member told the Times. “There were no security meetings. There was no assurance that this would not happen again. All they wanted was to rush, to rush, to rush.
Three anonymous sources told the newspaper that standard safety protocols, regarding things like guns, were not followed during production of the low-budget film.
Josh marcusOctober 23, 2021 1:45 AM
Ireland Baldwin backs Father Alec after shooting
Baldwin was filming Rust in New Mexico when he fired with a propeller pistol. As a result, Hutchins was killed and the film’s director, Joel Souza, was injured.
Ireland took to Instagram to express support for everyone involved: “My love and support goes to the family and friends of Halyna Hutchins. Sending healing thoughts to Joel Souza. And I wish I could have hugged my dad really tight today. Read Sam Moore’s full story here.
Josh marcusOctober 23, 2021 1:20 AM
Alec Baldwin “handed over loaded gun by deputy warden who said it was safe to use”, court documents say
Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded gun by a member of the film crew and told him it was “safe to use”, court documents say, before accidentally shooting and killing an employee on set Thursday.
The independent‘s Andrew Buncombe follows this landmark story.
Josh marcusOctober 23, 2021 12:55 AM
Alec Baldwin filming: Rust 911 audio call released after fatal incident on set
“We need help immediately.”
These are the words of an employee who called 911 on Thursday, after actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on the set of the upcoming film. Rust, while he was using what he thought was a propeller pistol.
Call audio was first obtained by TMZ. I will be following this developing story and providing new details as they arrive.
Josh marcusOctober 23, 2021 12:50 AM
A gun safety instructor differentiates between real guns and propeller guns, and where the confusion occurs
Once loaded, it’s hard to tell a propeller pistol from a real one on a movie set, according to instructor and gun safety reporter Stephen Gutowski. “Blank firearms are designed to look like real guns,” he said on Twitter Friday. “They can also literally be made from real guns.” However, things are much less complicated before the weapon is loaded, and blank ammunition versus live ammunition is very different, he added, showing a comparison of photos.
Safety with prop guns on film sets is examined after actor Alex Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust in New Mexico, and hurt the director of the next film.
Josh marcusOctober 23, 2021 12:20 AM
Photos capture Alec Bladwin in frantic moments after accidental snap on the set of Rust
Jim Weber, a photographer from The Santa Fe New Mexican, captured photos of a distraught Alex Baldwin outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, in the moments after he accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza with a propeller pistol on Thursday.
Josh marcusOctober 22, 2021 11:50 PM
The Rust shooting took place amid an industry-wide calculation on work and safety
Tens of thousands of Hollywood blue-collar workers, behind the camera, are set to vote on a controversial deal between the International Alliance of Theater Employees and film producers, reached earlier this month for avoid an industry-wide strike. Many of the sticking points in the negotiations – safety, long hours – are the same as those discussed in the context of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ accidental shot on the set of Rust in New Mexico.
here is The independent‘s Oliver O’Connell with the details on the Hollywood job crisis.
Josh marcusOctober 22, 2021 11:25 PM