New Mexico News Podcast: ‘Rust‘ shooting & guns on movie sets

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The tragic shooting on the film set of ‘Rust’ in Santa Fe has sparked discussion about the use of real weapons in movie productions. Investigators say actor Alec Baldwin fired a revolver while rehearsing a scene at Bonanza Creek Ranch in October, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and injuring the film’s director, Joel Souza.


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This week’s episode of the New Mexico News Podcast focuses on how firearms are used on movie sets with perspective from a military veteran who’s also worked with weapons on New Mexico film sets. Hosts Gabrielle Burkhart and Chris McKee sit down with special guest Cory Wilde, who shares first-hand knowledge about weapons and why he believes time and education are some of the key factors in maintaining a safe set.

Among the topics discussed this week: how Wilde says weapons and different types of rounds should be treated on set. What is the role of an armorer on a film set? What were some of the challenges Wilde experienced working with weapons on movie sets?

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