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Let computers do it: Film set tragedy spurs call to ban guns

Oct. 24, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With computer-generated imagery, it seems the sky’s the limit in the magic Hollywood can produce: elaborate dystopian universes. Trips to outer space, for those neither astronauts nor billionaires. Immersive journeys to the future, or back to bygone eras. ...

Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting

Oct. 24, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fired a fatal gunshot from a prop gun that he had been told was safe, a camera crew for the movie he was filming walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues that included safety concerns. Disputes...

Warrant: Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round

Oct. 22, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — 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...

EXPLAINER: Guns on movie sets: How does that work?

Oct. 22, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died Thursday after Alec Baldwin fired a loaded weapon that was handed to him by an assistant director who mistakenly believed it was safe to use on the New Mexico set of “Rust.” Director Joel Souza was also hit and injured but has since been released from...