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‘Rust’ to restart production in California – The Hollywood Reporter


Film crew behind Rust are planning soon to move production from New Mexico to California as filming resumes, multiple sources said. The Hollywood Reporter.

Western production is set to pick up again with “all the original major players on board” in January 2023 as part of a deal with the family of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was shot died in 2021 during the first filming of the film at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sources say CHEAP that the original plans were to resume production in California and not New Mexico, although it remains unclear in which states the film is targeting or if the plans could change. Matthew Hutchins, Halyna’s husband, is executive producing.

A rep for Rust Movie Productions was not available for comment, but told Diversity that the film is still looking for a next production location and that California could be an option.

Non-administrative union IATSE confirmed on Wednesday that its initial plan to resume production was for staff safety on set, assuming the production companies were involved under a public contract. group. (Representatives for Rust Movie Productions declined to comment when asked about the companies involved in the resumption of upcoming production.) Hutchins of IATSE Local 600, International Cinematographers Guild. Before the shooting that killed Hutchins happened on Rust Set in 2021, seven workers in the camera department begin to do what former A-camera first assistant Lane Luper said. CHEAP It is an unsafe work environment.

In March, the Association of Directors of America ordered members of the Oaka movie supported by Rust producer Thomasville Pictures after, according to the DGA, the producers failed to meet “specific safety requirements” in the DGA agreement. (In a statement at the time, Thomasville Pictures spokesman Stefan Friedman said the film was “proud” to still be collaborating with IATSE and SAG-AFTRA and with those two unions and the DGA on a separate film. separate.) While the IATSE, whose members were on the shoot, did not comply, it sent an international safety representative to the set.

When the civil settlement is over Rust first went public in early October, with the news that their filmmakers planned to finish the film starting in January, which surprised many Hollywood companies. “No one contacted us from the production stage. I haven’t spoken to anyone involved with the production since that tragic accident, so everything I’ve seen has been covered by the press. Nobody said a word,” Lindsay Dougherty, secretary and treasurer of Teamsters Local 399, told CHEAP at that time. CHEAP contacted Teamsters Local 399 to determine if the union received a response from production.

Hutchins’ death after a prop gun held by actor Alec Baldwin erupted during rehearsal for the film became a rallying call for Hollywood to prioritize safety. After her death, two California senators introduced bills to reform industry practices. With one bill backed by entertainment unions (SB 831) and another backed by the Motion Picture Association (SB 829), the two ultimately fell through last spring when the two sides failed to agree. reach a compromise.

In a statement to CHEAP after Rust The office of SB 829 champion Senator Anthony Portantino said, “Senator Portantino continues to be committed to finding sensible solutions to outstanding safety issues. He is disappointed that the parties involved were unable to come up with a compromise last year but is optimistic that a compromise will be developed during this legislative session. “

The New Mexico District Attorney’s office has yet to disclose whether it has filed criminal charges against anyone involved in the crime. Rust Accident.

Kim Masters and Winston Cho contributed reporting.

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