Alec Baldwin shooting: aerial shots of film set after director of photography was shot dead
Hundreds of people attended a vigil for cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in Albuquerque, New Mexico, not far from the Rouiller movie set in Santa Fe, where she was shot dead by Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin in an apparent incident on set.
Many mourned Ms Hutchins, amid reports that a double from Mr Baldwin fired two live ammunition days before the Hollywood actor killed 42-year-old Ms Hutchins on Thursday.
His father, meanwhile, said in an interview that Mr Baldwin was not to blame for his death.
The deputy manager who handed Mr Baldwin a loaded propeller pistol is an industry veteran who has been the subject of safety complaints for at least two years, according to former colleagues on the set.
An anonymous worker told ABC News that crews had previously raised gun safety concerns with producers, and that there had been two accidental gun discharges prior to the fatal incident, including with the stuntman .
Joel Souza, the director who co-wrote Rouiller along with Mr Baldwin, was also injured Thursday and was later released from hospital. He said in a statement he was “gutted” for the death of Ms Hutchins.
Mr Baldwin said in a statement: “My heart is broken for her husband, their son and all who knew and loved Halyna. “
According to an affidavit, an assistant warden handed him the loaded gun and told him the gun was “cold” – or without live ammunition – before firing. An investigation is in its fourth day.
The weapon drawn by Alec Baldwin was used by crew members for target training, report says
The shot fired by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of Rouiller was used by members of the film crewfor target practice using real bullets, TMZ reported.
The outlet learned that a staggered target practice would have been conducted on the same day, so a live round ended up on the set.
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Peony HirwaniOctober 25, 2021 4:47 AM
The chief gunsmith described as “a little careless” on the old board
Sources close to the 24-year-old gunsmith’s work at the center of Alec Baldwin’s shooting claimed she was a bit negligent during her first role as a gunsmith on a film set.
“She was a bit careless with the guns, waving it every now and then,” a source told The daily beast by Hannah Gutierrez-Reed when we have the information.“There were a few times she would charge the whites and do it in a way that we thought was dangerous. “
The source added that on the set of Nicolas Cage’s upcoming film, The old method, Ms. Gutierrez-Reed handed a gun to an 11-year-old child actor without checking the gun.
She recently said in a podcast interview that “charging whites was the scariest thing for me because I was like” oh, I don’t know “, but her dad, the longtime Hollywood gunsmith Thell Reed, helped her in her training. .
Alex WoodwardOctober 25, 2021 4:00 AM
What are the approaches to gun safety on film sets?
Safety standards developed by film studios and unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene requires the use of propeller guns. Industry-wide guidelines are clear: “White people can kill. Treat all firearms as if they were loaded.
Shootings nonetheless left people dead and injured as cameras rolled, including the late cinematographer and the director who was injured this week as no one noticed a prop pistol fired by the actor Alec Baldwin while filming “Rust” carried live bullets that are far more dangerous than whites.
As the Associated Press explains, most of the preferred states for film and television productions take a largely hands-off approach.
Alex WoodwardOctober 25, 2021 3:10 AM
Hutchins’ father refuses to blame Alec Baldwin
Halynan Hutchins’ father said he refused to blame actor Alec Baldwin for the death of his 42-year-old daughter, who was shot and killed on the set of Rouiller.
Talk with the Sun Sunday, Anatoly Androsovych said: “We still cannot believe that Halyna is dead and her mother is losing her head in grief, but I do not hold Alec Baldwin responsible – it is the responsibility of the props that handle guns . ”
He added of his grandson: “The little boy was hit very hard – he is lost without his mother”.
Mr Androsovych added that her husband Matt Hutchins, corporate lawyer in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins, “will decide whether legal action will be taken”.
Alex WoodwardOctober 25, 2021 2:00 AM
Gunsmith ‘Careless’ Rust slammed for safety of previous film, before Alec Baldwin shooting incident
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, 24, was hired to work as a gunsmith on the set of Rouiller.
The daily beast reported on Saturday that Ms Gutierrez-Reed was also the gunsmith on another film set where a gun accident halted production. While working on Nicholas Cage’s upcoming film The Old Way, the woman allegedly gave an 11-year-old actor a gun without properly inspecting it for safety reasons.
Alex WoodwardOctober 25, 2021 1:00 AM
Second vigil for Halyna Hutchins in Burbank
After a vigil for cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Saturday, a second vigil will be held in Burbank, Los Angeles, attended by many other film workers.
The vigil, which was also organized by IATSE, the union of cinema and theater workers, saw many calls for greater safety and better working conditions.
Alex WoodwardOctober 25, 2021 12:00 AM
Another production fires live guns after Cackling’s death
Amazon series The boys will no longer use blank weapons on set after the accident that killed Halyna Hutchins, the director of photography for the film Rouiller.
As Jacob Stolworthywrites, the incident sparked a wide debate over the use of firearms on film and television sets.
Eric Kripke, who created Supernatural and developed The boys for Amazon Prime Video, has pledged to ban firearms from the sets of its television shows following the death of Ms. Hutchins. Instead, Kripke said flashes, depicting shots, will be added after filming.
“Someone injured or killed on my set is my worst nightmare,” he wrote. “Sending love to Halyna Hutchins’ family, @JensenAckles, cast and crew at Rouiller. I am really sorry. “
Alex WoodwardOctober 24, 2021 11:00 PM
Baldwin “cancels other projects” after fatal filming, reports People magazine
Alec Baldwin – who co-wrote, produced and stars in Rouiller – reportedly ‘canceled other projects’ following a seemingly accidental shooting on set that left cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead and director Joel Souza injured, an anonymous source said People magazine.
He is said to have taken “some time to himself and refocus” after being “absolutely inconsolable for hours” after the shooting, the magazine reported, citing an anonymous source.
Alex WoodwardOctober 24, 2021 10:03 PM
Witnesses say they previously complained about deputy director’s unsafe practices
The deputy manager who handed Alec Baldwin a loaded propeller pistol is an industry veteran who had been the subject of safety complaints for at least two years, according to former colleagues on the set.
Maggie Goll, an IATSE Local 44 props maker and licensed pyrotechnician, told CNN that she worked with Mr Halls in 2019 and found that he did not hold any security and systematically followed protocol when it came to announcing the presence of firearms on the set. .
“The only reason the crew were made aware of the presence of a weapon was because the assistant prop master asked Dave to recognize and report the situation each day,” Ms. Goll said in a report. statement to CNN.
Alex WoodwardOctober 24, 2021 10:00 PM
Donald Trump Jr ridiculise Alec Baldwin
Former US President Donald Trump’s eldest son appeared to ridicule actor Alec Baldwin following the duds that killed Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer on the set of Rouiller.
Mr Trump posted a photo of the actor – who usurped his father, America’s 45e President, on Saturday Night Live – which was captioned, “That look when an anti-gun nut kills more people with a gun than your vast gun collection has ever made …”
As Sheila Flynn writing, the memes came as many cried Ms Hutchins: