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Alec Baldwin Urges Hollywood to Employ Police Officers on Sets Using Real or Fake Guns

Alec Baldwin took to social media on Monday to urge Hollywood to employ a police officer on every film and TV set that uses guns. “Every film/TV set that uses guns, fake or otherwise, should have a police officer on set, hired by the production, to specifically monitor weapons safety,” the Rust star and producer […]

Cinematographers Call on Industry to “Ban All Functional Firearms on Set” After ‘Rust’ Shooting

In the wake of Halyna Hutchins’ tragic Oct. 21 death after a shooting on the set of Rust, a group of prominent cinematographers is calling for the entertainment industry to ban “functional firearms” on productions. In a letter disseminated on Tuesday, directors of photography including Rachel Morrison (Black Panther), Bradford Young (Arrival) and Dana Gonzales […]

Alec Baldwin Calls Halyna Hutchins “My Friend,” Says ‘Rust’ Production Was “Well-Oiled” in First On-Camera Interview Following Tragedy

Alec Baldwin addressed the Oct. 21 death of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and questions around the now-paused production in his first on-camera interview since the on-set shooting. Speaking to several reporters while stopped on the side of a road in Manchester, Vermont, on Saturday, Baldwin — who was with his wife, Hilaria — once again […]

‘Rust’ Armorer Says She Had No Knowledge of Live Rounds on Set

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the tragedy-stricken production Rust, released a statement through her lawyers saying she had “no idea where the live rounds came from” that were recovered by the Santa Fe County sheriff in their investigation into the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and that the whole production was “unsafe.” In a […]

‘Rust’ Line Producer Had a Previous Labor Violation

A line producer on Rust was named in a previous unfair labor practices settlement, parts of which mirror treatment that crew have said they experienced on the New Mexico set of the Alec Baldwin indie Western before that production shut down on Oct. 21. In October of 2018, crewmembers on the set of the low-budget […]

‘Rust’ Investigation: Sheriff Says Three Guns, 500 Rounds of Ammunition Recovered

As the Alec Baldwin Rust shooting investigation continues, the Santa Fe County sheriff on Wednesday said that three guns and 500 rounds of ammunition had been recovered from the New Mexico film set where the ​​cinematographer was killed and the director wounded. The investigation, however, could take several more months, Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan […]

District Attorney: ‘Rust’ Investigation Could Take Weeks, Criminal Charges Possible

The Santa Fe County district attorney said the investigation into the fatal shooting on the set of Rust could take weeks, if not months, and she had not ruled out criminal charges. Speaking to The New York Times ahead of a planned press conference Wednesday, district attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said her office has not “ruled […]

‘Rust’ Tragedy: Was an Inexperienced Producing Team to Blame?

In May 2020, Alec Baldwin and writer-director Joel Souza unveiled an upcoming collaboration, the period Western Rust, a month before sellers would get a crack at the film at the first-ever virtual Cannes Film Market. Powerhouse agency CAA was handling domestic rights, while Cannes regular Highland Film Group was on board to spearhead international sales. […]

Hilaria Baldwin Addresses Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ Shooting: “My Heart is With Halyna”

Hilaria Baldwin, the wife of actor Alec Baldwin, has publicly addressed the fatal shooting incident on the set of Rust for the first time. Posting to her verified Instagram account on Monday evening, Hilaria Baldwin wrote, “My heart is with Halyna,” referring to cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed after Alec Baldwin discharged a prop […]

Producer: ‘Rust’ Assistant Director Fired From Previous Film Following Prop Gun Discharge

An assistant director who is cited in a search warrant as having unknowingly given actor Alec Baldwin a loaded prop gun before a fatal shooting on the set of Rust was previously fired from another film following an accident involving a weapon, a producer confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The producer on the film, Freedom’s […]

‘Rust’ Shooting: Production on Alec Baldwin Movie to Wrap Until “Investigations Are Complete”

The team behind Rust is wrapping production on the movie until police investigations are completed into the fatal on-set shooting incident involving star and producer Alec Baldwin, which killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza, and has not ruled out restarting production at a later date. “As we go through this crisis, we […]

“Grief and Disbelief”: Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins Remembered as Unique Talent, Loving Mother at L.A. Memorial

A relentless talent, a creative visionary, a loving wife and mother devoted to husband Matthew and son Andros, and a life cut short by a “senseless” tragedy not seen in Hollywood in decades. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who died Oct. 21 following an on-set tragedy while filming the indie Rust in New Mexico, was memorialized Sunday […]