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Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ camera crew walked off the set in protest before the fatal shooting
 

 
Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ camera crew walked off the set in protest before the fatal shooting


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Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of “Rust” with a prop gun, a half-dozen camera crew workers walked off the set to protest working conditions.

The camera operators and their a*sistants were frustrated by the conditions surrounding the low-budget film, including complaints of long hours and getting their paychecks, according to three people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to comment.

The camera crew showed up for work as expected at 6:30 a.m. Thursday and began gathering up their gear and personal belongings to leave, one knowledgeable crew member told the Los Angeles Times.

Labor trouble had been brewing for days on the dusty set at the Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe.

Shooting began on Oct. 6 and members of the production said they had been promised the production would pay for their hotel rooms in Santa Fe.

But after filming began, the crews were told they instead would be required to make the 50-mile drive from Albuquerque each day, rather than stay overnight in nearby Santa Fe.

The cinematographer who was accidentally k*lled, Halyna Hutchins, had been advocating for safer conditions for her team, said one crew member who was on the set.

As the camera crew — members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees — spent about an hour a*sembling their gear at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, several nonunion crew members showed up to replace them, the knowledgeable person said.

A member of the producer staff then ordered the union members to leave the set. She said if they didn’t leave, the producers would call security to remove them.

“Corners were being cut — and they brought in nonunion people so they could continue shooting,” the knowledgeable person said.

There were two misfires on the prop gun on Saturday and one the previous week, the person said, adding “there was a serious lack of safety meetings on this set.”

“The safety of our cast and crew is the top priority of Rust Productions and everyone a*sociated with the company, " Rust Movie Productions LLC said in a statement. “Though we were not made aware of any official complaints concerning weapon or prop safety on set, we will be conducting an internal review of our procedures while production is shut down. We will continue to cooperate with the Santa Fe authorities in their investigation and offer mental health services to the cast and crew during this tragic time.”

The shooting occurred about six hours after the union camera crew left.

Baldwin, the film’s star who also served as a producer on the film, was apparently rehearsing a scene outside the church of the Bonzana Creek Ranch set, according to two knowledgeable people.

The scene involved a gun f*ght that began in the church, and then Baldwin’s character was supposed to back out of the church, according to production notes obtained by The Times. It was the 12th day of a 21-day shoot.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set, where filming was underway for the western “Rust,” after calls to 911 at 1:50 p.m. Baldwin was starring in the movie in addition to serving as one of the producers.

No charges have been filed, but the Sheriff’s Office said that “witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

Baldwin said Friday he’s “fully cooperating with the police investigation” into the incident.

“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,” Baldwin wrote Friday in a series of tweets.

Production has been halted on the low-budget movie, which began filming this month.

In an email to its members, Local 44 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, a union that represents prop masters, said the shot that k*lled Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on Thursday was “a live single round.”

“As many of us have already heard, there was an accidental weapons discharge on a production titled Rust being filmed in New Mexico,” said the North Hollywood-based local. “A live single round was accidentally fired on set by the principal actor, hitting both the Director of Photography, Local 600 member Halyna Hutchins, and Director Joel Souza. Both were rushed to the hospital,” the email said.

A source close to union said Local 44 does not know what projectile was in the gun and clarified that “live” is an industry term that refers to a gun being loaded with some material such as a blank ready for filming.

Bonanza Creek Ranch has been a popular filming location for more than 60 years. The first movie to film there was “The Man From Laramie,” starring Jimmy Stewart. It also was the set for the classic “Blazing Saddles,” “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and the popular TV show “Longmire.”


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 1 month ago '21        #2
JayMurdoch  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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manslaughter
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 1 month ago '04        #3
jumpman2304  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 JayMurdoch said
manslaughter
Highly doubtful.

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 1 month ago '21        #4
JayMurdoch  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 jumpman2304 said
Highly doubtful.

I'm not saying he's going to be charged, i'm just calling it what it is.
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 1 month ago '17        #5
Ymmot  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Never a good idea to bring in non union crew members.
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 1 month ago '17        #6
Ymmot  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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 JayMurdoch said
manslaughter
The arms guy might get manslaughter.
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 1 month ago '12        #7
mushroomman 
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 BrotherMan said
Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ camera crew walked off the set in protest before the fatal shooting





Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of “Rust” with a prop gun, a half-dozen camera crew workers walked off the set to protest working conditions.

The camera operators and their a*sistants were frustrated by the conditions surrounding the low-budget film, including complaints of long hours and getting their paychecks, according to three people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to comment.

The camera crew showed up for work as expected at 6:30 a.m. Thursday and began gathering up their gear and personal belongings to leave, one knowledgeable crew member told the Los Angeles Times.

Labor trouble had been brewing for days on the dusty set at the Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe.

Shooting began on Oct. 6 and members of the production said they had been promised the production would pay for their hotel rooms in Santa Fe.

But after filming began, the crews were told they instead would be required to make the 50-mile drive from Albuquerque each day, rather than stay overnight in nearby Santa Fe.

The cinematographer who was accidentally k*lled, Halyna Hutchins, had been advocating for safer conditions for her team, said one crew member who was on the set.

As the camera crew — members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees — spent about an hour a*sembling their gear at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, several nonunion crew members showed up to replace them, the knowledgeable person said.

A member of the producer staff then ordered the union members to leave the set. She said if they didn’t leave, the producers would call security to remove them.

“Corners were being cut — and they brought in nonunion people so they could continue shooting,” the knowledgeable person said.

There were two misfires on the prop gun on Saturday and one the previous week, the person said, adding “there was a serious lack of safety meetings on this set.”

“The safety of our cast and crew is the top priority of Rust Productions and everyone a*sociated with the company, " Rust Movie Productions LLC said in a statement. “Though we were not made aware of any official complaints concerning weapon or prop safety on set, we will be conducting an internal review of our procedures while production is shut down. We will continue to cooperate with the Santa Fe authorities in their investigation and offer mental health services to the cast and crew during this tragic time.”

The shooting occurred about six hours after the union camera crew left.

Baldwin, the film’s star who also served as a producer on the film, was apparently rehearsing a scene outside the church of the Bonzana Creek Ranch set, according to two knowledgeable people.

The scene involved a gun f*ght that began in the church, and then Baldwin’s character was supposed to back out of the church, according to production notes obtained by The Times. It was the 12th day of a 21-day shoot.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set, where filming was underway for the western “Rust,” after calls to 911 at 1:50 p.m. Baldwin was starring in the movie in addition to serving as one of the producers.

No charges have been filed, but the Sheriff’s Office said that “witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

Baldwin said Friday he’s “fully cooperating with the police investigation” into the incident.

“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,” Baldwin wrote Friday in a series of tweets.

Production has been halted on the low-budget movie, which began filming this month.

In an email to its members, Local 44 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, a union that represents prop masters, said the shot that k*lled Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on Thursday was “a live single round.”

“As many of us have already heard, there was an accidental weapons discharge on a production titled Rust being filmed in New Mexico,” said the North Hollywood-based local. “A live single round was accidentally fired on set by the principal actor, hitting both the Director of Photography, Local 600 member Halyna Hutchins, and Director Joel Souza. Both were rushed to the hospital,” the email said.

A source close to union said Local 44 does not know what projectile was in the gun and clarified that “live” is an industry term that refers to a gun being loaded with some material such as a blank ready for filming.

Bonanza Creek Ranch has been a popular filming location for more than 60 years. The first movie to film there was “The Man From Laramie,” starring Jimmy Stewart. It also was the set for the classic “Blazing Saddles,” “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and the popular TV show “Longmire.”



Homeboy has a black tear drop in the pic or am I seeing sh*t?
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 1 month ago '20        #8
GarykingOftheD  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Bout to be in court like...

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 1 month ago '15        #9
BrotherMan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5 OP
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 GarykingOftheD said
Bout to be in court like...




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 1 month ago '21        #10
Sauzdrippa 
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 1 month ago '19        #11
ZigZag  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x23
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 BrotherMan said





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 1 month ago '10        #12
Big Louie Guwop  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 1 month ago '17        #13
Ymmot  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an a*sistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show.

The a*sistant director did not know the prop gun was loaded with live rounds, according to a search warrant filed in a Santa Fe court.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot in the chest on the set of a Western starring Baldwin. Director Joel Souza was wounded. The records said he was standing behind her.


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 1 month ago '11        #14
CALViiiN  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x26
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 Sauzdrippa said

Wow. just, wow.
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 1 month ago '16        #15
Brucebaner2 
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"including complaints of long hours and getting their paychecks, " - who wrote this article, Al Bundy?
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 1 month ago '17        #16
becoolhomie2  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14
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Died for peacock stream movie
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 1 month ago '11        #17
Ant O 
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 JayMurdoch said
manslaughter
Boy you wild
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 1 month ago '08        #18
EMER1TUS 
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 Ymmot said
The arms guy might get manslaughter.
That was my initial thought too. But then why was he aiming at the Lady if I’m not mistaken she wasn’t in the movie and then I saw try were protesting

Then the guy in charge removes the shell casing before giving it to 12

Something not adding up
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 1 month ago '11        #19
Ant O 
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 becoolhomie2 said
Died for peacock stream movie
Yall chill man
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 1 month ago '17        #20
Ymmot  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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 EMER1TUS said
That was my initial thought too. But then why was he aiming at the Lady if I’m not mistaken she wasn’t in the movie and then I saw try were protesting

Then the guy in charge removes the shell casing before giving it to 12

Something not adding up
I can understand why he aimed it in her direction, I can't understand why he would pull the trigger in a rehearsal. But the arms guy or props people and maybe 1st AD are probably going to prison. The 1st AD and producers from Midnight Rider got prison time when Sarah Jones got k*lled.
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 1 month ago '17        #21
StandUpFella09 
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The internet un-fu*kin defeated! Who put the tear under his eye???
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 1 month ago '20        #22
bayareapiff 
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Why do they need real guns, let alone loaded ones on a movie set?

They "accidentally" loaded the gun with "live ammo" the day after a union dispute huh
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 1 month ago '15        #23
mourinho1 
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is bieber gonna pay his lawyer fees?
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 1 month ago '06        #24
LeMar G 
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 JayMurdoch said
I'm not saying he's going to be charged, i'm just calling it what it is.
no it isnt you moron
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 1 month ago '16        #25
rempleTakalaka  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Smh ... get him up outta here, sicko.

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