Mystery remains: Why were live rounds on Alec Baldwin movie set where shooting occurred? – National | Globalnews.ca

Light from a high afternoon sun slanted through the tall windows of the weathered wooden church, catching on the plank floorboards and illuminating the stained glass. Outside, the arid ground of the northern New Mexico foothills stretched for miles — a picturesque setting for an Old West gun battle. The actor Alec Baldwin, haggard in … Read more

Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ investigation: Authorities recover bullet from director’s shoulder – National | Globalnews.ca

On Thursday of last week, 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed by actor Alec Baldwin after he fired a prop gun on the New Mexico set of the film Rust. Director Joel Souza, who was standing behind Hutchins, was also wounded but has since recovered. Information about the incident has been slowly trickling … Read more

Alec Baldwin handed loaded gun before fatal shooting on movie set, court records show – National | Globalnews.ca

An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show. “Cold gun,” the assistant director announced, according to a search warrant filed in a Santa Fe court. Instead, the gun was loaded … Read more

Prop gun use on movie sets: What, exactly, is the protocol? | Globalnews.ca

A Winnipeg-based film producer says strict protocols around gun use in filmmaking mean the incident that killed a woman on the set of a western in New Mexico was — thankfully — a rare occurrence in the industry. Halyna Hutchins, director of photography for the film Rust, was killed by a prop gun fired by … Read more

Alec Baldwin shoots prop gun on movie set, leaving 1 dead and another injured – National | Globalnews.ca

UPDATE: In an email sent to its membership early on Friday morning, film union IATSE Local 44 said a prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin contained a “live round” that struck and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust in New Mexico. As first reported by Indiewire, the union, which covers propmasters, told … Read more