Many in show business are grappling with the industry’s relationship to guns and live ammunition on sets in the wake of an accidental shooting incident that involved アレック・ボールドウィン on the set of the indie-western film “さび” that resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
締め切り reports that multiple major TV studios have been carefully examining their own gun safety protocols as a spotlight falls on the well-being of cast and crew on sets and around firearms. しかしながら, the outlet notes that it’s doubtful that the situation with Hutchins and Baldwin will result in any sweeping ban on live munitions given that safety precautions from major studios and networks seem to be sufficient. The outlet reports that such accidents typically happen on lower-budget indie films.
確かに, “さび” was working with a smaller budget than most massive studio films and therefore had less infrastructure in place to ensure that preexisting safety guidelines were in place.
しかしながら, it’s worth noting that authorities are still investigating what led to the tragic accident that landed a live round in a weapon thought to be a “コールドガン.”
それでも, that hasn’t stopped several showrunners and other creatives from declaring that they will no longer allow live ammunition or firearms on the sets of their shows. ABC’s “The Rookie” got things started when showrunner Alexi Hawley declared in an internal memo that the show would now exclusively use fake guns.
“今日現在, it is now policy on The Rookie that all gunfire on set will be Air Soft guns with CG muzzle flashes added in post. There will be no more ‘live’ weapons on the show,” his memo states via ハリウッドレポーター.
Purists of the prop industry may argue that realistic recoil cannot be done in post-production. しかしながら, as Craig Zobel, the director of “イーストタウンのマーレ” そして “The Leftovers” それを置く, “who cares?“
“There’s no reason to have guns loaded with blanks or anything on set anymore,” Zobel wrote on Twitter. “Should just be fully outlawed. There’s computers now. The gunshots on Mare of Easttown are all digital. You can probably tell, but who cares? It’s an unnecessary risk.”
Erik Kripke, the showrunner for Amazon Prime’s “男の子たち,” どこ “さび” co-star Jensen Ackles will play a role in Season 3, announced that he too will no longer use real guns on set.
“Someone hurt or killed on my set is my worst nightmare. Sending love to Halyna Hutchins’ 家族, @JensenAckles, キャスト & crew of ‘Rust.’ I’m so sorry. In her memory, a simple, easy pledge: no more guns with blanks on any of my sets ever. We’ll use VFX muzzle flashes. Who’s with me?” 彼が書きました.
While it’s unlikely that official action will be taken by way of networks and studios, public attention might be enough to prompt change on a more political level. California state Sen. Dave Cortese announced he plans to introduce 立法 seeking the ban of live ammunition on sets in the state in direct response to the “さび” インシデント.