Film and TV productions should employ policemen to monitor the weapons on set, said American actor Alec Baldwin, who accidentally shot a fatal cinematographer while shooting the movie “Rust” over two weeks ago, on Twitter.
American actor Alec Baldwin He stressed that the police should make sure that the weapons used during filming are safe. “Any movie or TV production, shot with weapons, fake or otherwise, should have a policeman on set, hired by the production to monitor the security of the weapons,” Baldwin wrote on Twitter. On the same day, the actor decided to hide the content he publishes on this social networking site – now only users approved by him have access to it.
Reuters agency points out that after fatal accident on the set of the movie “Rust” Hollywood began to consider introducing new security measures when shooting movies. Producers and film crew members are wondering how to prevent a similar tragedy in the future.
The filmmakers want a gun ban
Some have already called for a ban on real weapons. Booksmart director Olivia Wilde called on Hollywood to implement what she called “Halyna’s Law.” “Hollywood: It’s time to create a ‘Halyna’s Law’ that will ban the use of real firearms on film sets and create a safe working environment for all employees,” Wilde wrote on Twitter.
Producer Dwayne Johnson has announced that only rubber guns will be used in his future productions. In turn, the producers of the police TV series ABC “The Rookie” announced that the film will no longer be “live” guns, and instead will be used airguns and computer-generated effects. Eric Kripke, executive producer of the satirical Amazon series “The Boys,” tweeted: “There will never be more blind guns on my plans again. We’ll use VFX visuals. Who’s with me?”
On October 21, Baldwin fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while filming Rust. The Santa Fe prosecutor’s office where the accident happened is investigating the matter; so far no criminal charges have been brought against anyone.
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