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CINEMA – Anger is mounting. Three days after the shooting of Alec Baldwin having fatally touched a director of photography on the set of a western in the United States, the calls multiplied this Sunday, October 24 in Hollywood to ban the use of firearms on the sets.
Hit in the chest Thursday after the actuation by Alec baldwin of a weapon used as a prop in the film Rust, according to a preliminary investigation report consulted by AFP, Halyna Hutchins had been transported by helicopter to a hospital in New Mexico, where she was pronounced dead.
Just seeing the photo, it hurts.
The actor #AlecBaldwin – just after shooting 2 people from his film crew. One succumbed to her injuries; the other is in the hospital. Presumably an accident; interrogation in progress.
– Marie Gentric (@MarieGentric) October 22, 2021
A petition on the change.org website Calling for a ban on live firearms on filming and for better working conditions for the teams, had collected more than 16,500 signatures at the time of writing.
“There is no excuse for something like this to happen in the 21st century,” says the text of the petition launched by Bandar Albuliwi, a screenwriter and director. “We have to make sure that such a tragedy does not repeat itself,” he adds, calling on Alex Baldwin, author of the shooting, to use his influence.
The series “The Rookie” shows the example
“There is an urgent need to address the problem of alarming (labor law) abuses and safety violations taking place on film sets, including unnecessary high risk conditions such as the use of weapons. real fire ”, also pleaded Saturday in a statement Dave Cortese, elected Democrat in the Senate of California.
“I intend to vote on a bill that would ban live ammunition on filming in California, in order to prevent this type of senseless violence,” the elected official also said.
The successful detective series The rookie, which takes place in Los Angeles, decided the day after the tragedy to ban any real weapon on its set, a measure effective immediately, according to the movie magazine The Hollywood Reporter.
“As of today, it is recorded on ‘The Rookie’ that any gun shooting on the set will be done with guns’Airsoft‘(dummy weapons, Editor’s note) with artificial flames coming out of the barrel added in post-production ”, announced in a note to his teams the producer of the series Alexi Hawley, quoted by The Hollywood Reporter.
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