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Entertainment Sons Of Anarchy’s Kurt Sutter On Rust Shooting And Gun Safety On Set

04:05  01 december  2021
04:05  01 december  2021 Source:   cinemablend.com

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After the fatal and tragic shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin’s Rust, plenty of people have shared both their condolences and their critiques about the incident. Now Sons of Anarchy writer and producer Kurt Sutter has spoken out about his experiences on set with guns, safety measures and what happened that led to the death of Rust’s director of photography Halyna Hutchins.

Kurt Sutter on Larry King Live © Provided by CinemaBlend Kurt Sutter on Larry King Live

As someone who was at home on the set of FX’s Sons of Anarchy and now its spinoff series Mayans M.C., Kurt Sutter has seen a lot of gunplay on sets. He said just as much in an interview with Deadline, stating that despite having guns in almost every scene, there has never been a gun-related accident on one of his projects. Here it is in his own words:

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Following Alec Baldwin’ s Rust shooting , which killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza, Kurt Sutter believes Hollywood should “reevaluate” the use of real guns on set . M.C. Mayans and Sons of Anarchy While discussing his upcoming Netflix Western project The Abandons, the co-creator spoke with Deadline about the tragedy in depth. “We had guns in almost every scene on all of my sets , from The Shield to Sons , but there was never a problem.” For props and safety , we had a machine on hand. We had a couple of motorcycle accidents, but no gunfights.”

Kurt Sutter thinks Hollywood needs to "reevaluate" the use of real guns on set in the wake of Alec Baldwin' s Rust shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. The Sons of Anarchy and Mayans M.C. co-creator spoke at length about the tragedy to Deadline "I don't know what went down on that set . My sense, from listening to the information that' s coming in, the letting go of union crew, and bringing on non-union crew, that those safety protocols were not met," he continued. "You didn't have people that either knew about them or thought they were important, right

The accident he is mentioning, of course, is the shooting on the set of The Crow back in the early ‘90s that resulted in Branson Lee’s death. It was a tragedy that helped propel safety measures on set forward, and an accident along those lines had not happened again until the one on the set of Rust, almost 30 years later.

In the same interview, Kurt Sutter indicated that he doesn’t know where the blame should be placed, but that there is definitely blame to be put somewhere. Here's how the Southpaw writer and producer put it:

Whenever guns are involved, whether loaded or not, and no matter what type of ammo is used, safety has to be the number one concern so that everyone remains out of harm's way on set. The fact of the matter is that a gun is a gun, and Kurt Sutter believes that the people working around them need to be trained to be around them.

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Kurt Sutter has created three hit shows over his career, and they all involve guns : The Shield, Sons of Anarchy , and the latter’ s spin-off, Mayans M.C. He says they’ve all “had guns in almost every scene, but we never had an incident.” So while speaking to Deadline about inking a deal with Netflix to create The Abandons, a Western, he was inevitably asked about the tragic accidental shooting on the set of Rust , where star Alec Baldwin unwittingly fired a live round, wounding Sutter doesn’t know exactly what happened on set that day, and an investigation is still underway. But he has some theories

Sons of Anarchy airs on Tuesdays, at 10 p.m. on FX. What we know about the ' Rust ' movie shooting : Halyna Hutchins tributes, gun safety walkouts, Alec Baldwin' s statement At least one of the camera operators complained last weekend to production managers about gun safety on the set .

What Happened On The Set Of Rust

On October 21st, Alec Baldwin shot his prop gun on the set of Rust that, unbeknownst to him, loaded with at least one live round. This is not the norm for a movie set, and it is unclear exactly why there were live rounds near prop guns, let alone in them.

Although deemed to be safe before handed to the actor, the rounds from Alec Baldwin’s gun ended up killing Halyna Hutchins and injuring Rust director Joel Souza. Police are still investigating the terrible situation, but Baldwin is now facing lawsuits from other members of the crew. Apparently prior to the shooting, there were union walkouts on set due to poor work conditions and budget cuts, which could have led to under-qualified people being hired for positions where safety is important.

Rust has halted production and it looks like it won’t start back up any time soon, if at all. While there is a whole lot about the situation that is not clear, one thing that everyone can agree on, Kurt Sutter included, is that it is a tragedy that should have never happened, and our hearts go out to everyone affected.

Alec Baldwin insists he isn't responsible for Halyna Hutchins' death on Rust set .
Alec Baldwin insists he isn't responsible for Halyna Hutchins' death on Rust set The 30 Rock actor was rehearsing a scene at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico in late October when his prop firearm accidentally discharged, killing Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.

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