How will the lethal set filming have an effect on the New Mexico movie business?

Brianna Wilson

Updated October 22, 2021 6:12 PM

Created: October 22, 2021 5:31 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – An online petition banning the use of real firearms on movie sets has thousands of signatures. A man who was near the shooting scene on the set of “Rust” on Thursday night said it was a common practice.

“Sometimes the background casting office here in New Mexico would tell the extras, who are the people you see walking around in the background, and say, ‘Hey, if you have a gun, bring it with you,” Geoff Meed told the Production of “Outlaw”. Country.”

Three local casting directors in the background, including one who cast extras for Rust, said they wanted to correct Meed’s statement.

“It’s never a question or a question or something that we would ever put up with when we got on the set,” said Shayne Hartigan, casting director for Rust. a gun to set is definitely not one of them. “

“It’s impossible to bring a gun to the set,” added Elizabeth Gabel, another background casting director. “There are so many people examining and searching there. If we allowed someone to bring a gun on set, we would be fired and would have no careers. “

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