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World Halyna Hutchins’ death ‘hurts’ father of camera operator killed on ‘Midnight Rider’: ‘We have more work to do’

00:11  28 october  2021
00:11  28 october  2021 Source:   foxnews.com

Who is Halyna Hutchins, accidentally killed by Alec Baldwin on the filming of "Rust"?

 Who is Halyna Hutchins, accidentally killed by Alec Baldwin on the filming of © Onia RecCHIA / Getty Images North America / AFP Halyna Hutchins On the official launch evening of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Alec Baldwin accidentally killed the director of photography on the filming of a film in New Mexico. Halyna Hutchins, 42, who had worked on thirty films, was a Hollywood promise. The profession pays tribute to him.

The death of Halyna Hutchins is a painful reminder of a personal tragedy Richard Jones has endured. Authorities are investigating after confirming that a firearm discharged by Alec Baldwin – who was told the gun was cold or "unloaded" – while producing and starring in the Western film "Rust," killed the The tragedy has reopened a wound for the grieving patriarch. His daughter Sarah Jones, a camera operator , was killed in 2014 during the first day of shooting " Midnight Rider ," the never-finished movie based on the life of Allman Brothers Band singer Gregg Allman. A freight train plowed into the crew on

Baldwin and Matthew Hutchins left a Santa Fe Hotel together with Hutchins ' son Andros on Saturday morning, just five days after Baldwin killed Hutchins with a prop gun that was loaded on the set of the movie Rust, detectives say. The grieving husband and son of the cinematographer were seen leaving the New 'Tonight is about Halyna . There will be plenty of time to focus on the who, on the what, on the why in the future,' said a woman during the vigil. 'But we have two things to accomplish tonight. The first is to comfort each other and the second is to celebrate the remarkable life of a remarkable woman

The death of Halyna Hutchins is a painful reminder of a personal tragedy Richard Jones has endured.

Authorities are investigating after confirming that a firearm discharged by Alec Baldwin – who was told the gun was cold or "unloaded" – while producing and starring in the Western film "Rust," killed the cinematographer and wounded its director.

Santa Fe County Sheriff’s officials said Hutchins, 42, and Joel Souza, were shot Thursday on the rustic film set in the desert on the southern outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Halyna Hutchins is survived by her husband and their son. Photo by Fred Hayes/Getty Images for SAGindie © Photo by Fred Hayes/Getty Images for SAGindie Halyna Hutchins is survived by her husband and their son. Photo by Fred Hayes/Getty Images for SAGindie

Hutchins was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel, the sheriff’s department said. Souza, 48, was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and has since been released. Production has been halted on the film.

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  Halyna Hutchins' friend, former classmate remembers 'Rust' cinematographer: 'She brightened the world' A dear friend of the late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed on set of “Rust” on Thursday from a prop gun used by Alec Baldwin, is remembering the incredible talents she gifted the film industry. David Henry Gerson is a filmmaker who attended the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles, Calif. with Hutchins. Gerson told Fox News in an interview on Friday that "she was luminous.

The father of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins who was killed by a prop gun in the hands of Alec Baldwin has insisted the A-list actor was not responsible for her tragic death . In his first interview with the media since the shocking incident, Anatoly Androsovych laid the blame with the film's armoury team who Richard Denton, producer behind Shakespeare Uncovered and many films in the former USSR, said: ' Halyna was the most wonderful, vital, lively and positive person to work with. She was friendly and enormously helpful. 'She handled everything from translating interviews to making Leonid’s horse

Proyas, 58, worked with late actor Brandon Lee on The Crow, the 1994 film that was supposed to be the She told People that Halyna Hutchins ' accidental death last week on Rust was an 'avoidable tragedy I think we wish we had thought to do more 28 years ago, and we would love to do that now.'

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The tragedy has reopened a wound for the grieving patriarch. His daughter Sarah Jones, a camera operator, was killed in 2014 during the first day of shooting "Midnight Rider," the never-finished movie based on the life of Allman Brothers Band singer Gregg Allman. A freight train plowed into the crew on a trestle bridge in rural Georgia, killing the 27-year-old and injuring six other crew members.

"This is certainly a reminder of Sarah’s death," Jones told Fox News. "My heart just goes out to Halyna’s family, friends and co-workers. I can imagine, having gone through what I have, what they’re feeling right now. But I can’t imagine it because it’s different for them. But it’s difficult – very difficult."

Rust director Joel Souza 'gutted' by Halyna Hutchins' death: 'She pushed me to be better'

  Rust director Joel Souza 'gutted' by Halyna Hutchins' death: 'She pushed me to be better' Rust director Joel Souza says he is "gutted" by the loss of his colleague Halyna Hutchins, who was killed when a prop gun was fired on the film's set by Alec Baldwin. Souza, 48, was injured in Thursday's shooting and has been released from hospital, and has spoken for the first time about the incident in a statement shared with Deadline. "I am gutted by the loss of my friend and colleague, Halyna. She was kind, vibrant, incredibly talented, fought for every inch, and always pushed me to be better," Souza said.

Gun Alec Baldwin killed cinematographer with had been loaded with live ammunition by crew and used to shoot cans hours before tragedy, source claims. The individual, who spoke under the condition of anonymity to The Wrap , said several crew members on the Santa Fe set had taken prop guns out that Alec Baldwin is pictured sobbing after shooting and killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his upcoming movie Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday. What's more , according to The Wrap's insider, instead of shutting down production once they found themselves suddenly

Meanwhile, Hutchins died after being evacuated to the University of New Mexico Hospital on Thursday, and authorities in New Mexico are investigating his death . Baldwin, 63, killed Hutchins with a fake weapon while practicing a scene on the set of the film. Souza was hurt in the event as well, but he was However, Matt Hutchins , the husband of late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins , expressed his family's gratitude for the outpouring of support in the aftermath of her death through Twitter. “ Halyna inspired us all with her passion and vision, and her legacy is too meaningful to encapsulate in words

Since Sarah’s passing, her parents have created a non-profit foundation called Safety for Sarah, which is dedicated to improving safety on film and television shoots. Jones said that several people from the film industry have encouraged him to raise awareness on an ongoing issue that continues to plague sets.

"It hurts," he admitted. "We’ve been working on this so that it wouldn’t happen again. And yet it has. I had hoped that Sarah’s death would make a difference. I had hoped that Sarah’s death would even save lives. I would have hoped that Sarah’s death would have saved Halyna."

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Jones said that the foundation visits film and TV sets where they share Sarah’s story to crews, stressing the importance of safety protocol and what can go wrong if ignored. He stresses the importance of daily safety meetings to ensure everyone on set follows the necessary guidelines.

'Rust' shooting: the day tragedy struck Hollywood

  'Rust' shooting: the day tragedy struck Hollywood Thursday, October 21 was already off to a bad start on the set of "Rust" when a walk-off by the camera crew left the producers scrambling for replacements during a pivotal scene. Things quickly began to unravel when a six-person camera crew, angry over disputes about payment and accommodation during the three-week shoot, put down their gear and walked off set, leaving production bosses the task of sourcing replacement staff. © DAVID MCNEW A girl pays respects near a photo of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, at a memorial table during a candlelight vigil in her memory in Burbank, California on October 24, 2021 Director Joel Souza told investigators

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was the subject of numerous complaints while working as the armorer on her previous, and first ever, movie The Old Way. Nicolas Cage, the star of the film, reportedly yelled at her after she fired a gun without warning for the second time: 'You just blew my f**king eardrums out!' Two production sources claim Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed previously gave a child actor a gun without checking it on set of the The Old Way film. The rookie armorer was named as the person who loaded Alec Baldwin's prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Gutierrez-Reed on the set of Rust.

The concept that schedule is more important than safety or the budget is more important than people is one that simply cannot be allowed to persist. If you’re on a set, and your crews are telling you that it’s not safe, listen to them. Halyna ’s death reminds us that our fight to protect the safety of ourselves and our The International Cinematographers Guild will hold candlelight vigils this weekend in Los Angeles and Albuquerque for Halyna Hutchins , a member who was accidentally shot and killed on Thursday while filming Rust in New Mexico. “Let’s gather together to honor Halyna and her accomplishments

Jones also shared that the foundation offers a program where grants are provided to film schools. They're designed for student filmmakers who might be forced to consider standard on-set safety practices, such as having on-set medics, security officers and properly permitted locations, due to cost.

The crew filming "Midnight Rider" did not have permission to be on the tracks. Regardless, film director Randall Miller and his crew dragged a hospital bed onto the trestle and shot footage of actor William Hurt, in the role of Allman, lying in it just before the crash. The train smashed the bed, causing flying shrapnel to injure several crew members. Sarah was struck by the train as she attempted to flee.

During the trial, attorneys for CSX Transportation blamed the crash entirely on the filmmakers. CSX officials had twice sent production managers emails denying them permission to shoot on the railroad bridge spanning the Altamaha River.

Prosecutors filed criminal charges against the film’s director, who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing charges. He was sentenced to two years in jail but released after a year and fined $74,900 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Allman went to court to prevent Miller from reviving the project before the singer died in 2017.

Rust crew member says he held Halyna Hutchins 'while she was dying' after prop gun shooting

  Rust crew member says he held Halyna Hutchins 'while she was dying' after prop gun shooting Halyna Hutchins' colleague has shared his account of the on-set shooting that claimed the cinematographer's life last week, saying he "held her" as she was dying. Hutchins, 42, was accidentally shot and killed by actor Alec Baldwin on Thursday while the actor was rehearsing a scene for the film Rust that involved him pointing a revolver in the direction of a camera lens. Serge Svetnoy, the film's 'gaffer' or chief electrician, wrote in a Facebook post titled "My vision of the RUST tragedy" that he was standing next to Hutchins when she was killed.

Sarah’s family sued the director in civil court, as well as Miller’s production managers and several other defendants. All of them but CSX settled or otherwise resolved their cases before the 2017 trial. Chatham County State Court records showed CSX reached a confidential settlement of the suit with Sarah’s parents in 2019.

"We tried to manage," Jones reflected on how the family attempted to make sense of Sarah’s loss. "It’s a grieving process that never gets behind you. It’s never over. It’s just something you live with. So we did the best that we could. Now we try to make a consistent effort in making a difference so that we can hopefully save lives."

People march along Sunset Boulevard from the Directors Guild of America to the International Cinematographers Guild national offices in a candlelight walk and memorial for Sarah Jones, an assistant camerawoman who was killed by a train while shooting the Gregg Allman biopic film, ‘Midnight Rider,’ on March 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images © Photo by David McNew/Getty Images People march along Sunset Boulevard from the Directors Guild of America to the International Cinematographers Guild national offices in a candlelight walk and memorial for Sarah Jones, an assistant camerawoman who was killed by a train while shooting the Gregg Allman biopic film, ‘Midnight Rider,’ on March 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

In 2020, Sarah’s parents called on the Directors Guild of America (DGA) to remove Miller after learning he directed "Higher Grounds" in Serbia and Colombia despite the special conditions of his probation, Deadline.com reported. In 2021, the outlet reported that Miller told a Georgia court that he never knowingly violated the conditions of his probation. He was spared jail time.

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As the investigation surrounding Hutchins’ death continues, Jones said it’s been painful to learn more details about the filmmaker, who has been described as gifted by her family, friends and colleagues.

"That’s what I connect with," said Jones. "[Halyna and Sarah] sounded so similar in personality. They were vibrant, energetic, always smiling and just a force of positive energy. You could just tell from the people that they came in contact with – what a positive difference they made in their lives. We have more work to do."

What made 'Rust' crew members walk off set the morning of Halyna Hutchins' death? .
The day Alec Baldwin was involved in an accidental shooting incident on the set of “Rust” was a particularly eventful one after several disgruntled camera crew members walked off the set. Halyna Hutchins was present when a gun Baldwin was handling to rehearse a scene with her and director Joel Souza went off, killing her and wounding the director. Speaking in an affidavit to police shortly after the incident, Souza noted that day, in particular, was unique because they had just brought on several new camera operators last minute following a mass walkout that took place earlier that morning.

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