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‘Rust’ Shooting: New Search Warrant Sheds Light on How Alleged Live Ammo May Have Ended Up on Set

A search warrant affidavit filed Tuesday for a prop shop sheds light on how alleged live ammunition ended up on the set of Rust, where cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in October. In…

‘Rust’ Producers’ Prior Film Raised Red Flags

In November 2019, a crew of about 100 assembled in the small town of Thomasville, Georgia, to shoot The Tiger Rising, based on Kate DiCamillo’s 2001 children’s book about a 12-year-old boy who…

‘Rust’ Script Supervisor Sues Alec Baldwin, Producers Over Shooting

Rust script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, who originally called 911 following the on-set shooting that took the life of the indie Western’s director of photography, is now suing star Alec Baldwin

George Clooney Shares His On-Set Gun Safety Practices in Wake of ‘Rust’ Tragedy

George Clooney is speaking out about gun safety on set following the Oct. 21 fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins and the wounding of director Joel Souza during production of the Alec…

‘Rust’ Shines Spotlight on Opaque Indie Film Financing Scheme

Seduced and Abandoned, a 2013 mock documentary about the absurdities of indie film finance that was directed by James Toback and stars Alec Baldwin, hasn’t aged well. Baldwin and a pre-#MeToo…

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…

‘Rust’ Camera Assistant on Safety Issues, Pay Irregularities and Producer Behavior on “Brutal” Set

Lane Luper, the A-camera first assistant on Rust, resigned from the production along with six of his colleagues in the camera department over what he described as an unsafe work environment before Ale…

‘Rust’ Budget: Star, Producer and Armorer Fees Revealed

The producers of the movie Rust earmarked $650,000 to pay themselves, $7,913 to pay their armorer and $350,000 as a contingency in case anything went wrong. That’s according to a draft of…

After ‘Rust,’ Will IATSE Members Think Twice About Studio Deal?

On Oct. 16, after months of bargaining between the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and studios, it seemed that Hollywood had managed to avoid its largest coordinated

Alec Baldwin Reposts ‘Rust’ Costume Designer’s Denial of Unsafe Working Conditions on Set

Alec Baldwin has reposted a lengthy statement from a Rust crewmember strongly denying reports of unsafe working conditions on the set of the indie Western prior to the fatal shooting of the…

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…

‘Rust’ Assistant Director Hopes Fatal Shooting Prompts Film Industry to “Reevaluate Its Values and Practices”

The assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin the gun that killed a cinematographer says he hopes the tragedy prompts the film industry to “reevaluate its values and practices” to ensure no one…