after a 2014 train crash in Georgia killed assistant camera operator Sarah Jones during filming of “Midnight Rider,” director Randall Miller pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and served just over a year in prison.
Executive producer Jay Sedrish and assistant director Hillary Schwartz also pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter; they were sentenced to probation.
The filmmakers had decided to shoot a scene on a trestle that spans a river even after railroad track owner CSX denied them permission. A train zoomed into the set at 55 mph.
what a way to go
Yeah applying for the permit and not getting it is pretty damming. Clearer case of criminal negligence than Baldwin’s imo. Poor girl had her feet severed. Bet it was painful and gruesomedamn, that director is a piece of shit. He should have gotten way more than 1 year in prison. that was so reckless
great, now we are going to be subjected to a decade of Alex Baldwin firearm safety PSAs as his community service punishment.
The fuck?I hope he does them in donald trump character.
There is less than zero chance that this would be a blip on the radar of fucking tmz or dailymail....but the fact that Baldwin was bad to trump on snl, that is the singular thing keeping this story in the headlines.
Also, not a POL post....just telling you the real reason why we are still reading about this.
here's how that conversation goes to any sane person
Here's a gun, aim it at that person and pull the trigger
How about you go fuck yourself?
Its your job, do it or you're fired
and the reality is anytime any sane person is going to aim a firearm at someone and pull the trigger, they arent taking someones word for itBecause it's normal on a film production to point a gun at someone and pull the trigger. The idea is that a weapon expert has deemed the firearm safe to use in this manner.
That’s a good question and will be decided by the fact finder. It obviously goes to his credibility. Are there reasons other than constant potential danger for his not ever pointing it at someone and pulling the trigger. I’m too foggy to flesh out that argument but that seems like one that could be made. I also have no clue about the rules of crim evidence so I’m sure there’s a lot of nuance im missing@///TRASH I just realized something, and I'm curious what you think. How much would this shift the case against him, if at all?
Baldwin went on tv and said, "No no no no no, the trigger was not pulled, I didn't pull the trigger. I would NEVER point a gun at someone and pull the trigger at them, never", but the video shows he did exactly that.
My interpretation of this is, he emphatically states that he knows it's wrong and dangerous to do that. So how far would that go toward proving he acted "without due cause and introspection"? Any at all?
Steve Wolf, who was involved in investigations into previous accidental movie set shootings including that of Bruce Lee's son Brandon in 1993, told Fox News ... Anyone who handles a firearm should check the gun, even if others claim to have previously checked it, he said, adding that David Halls – the first assistant director who reportedly agreed to a plea deal in the incident – reportedly announced "cold gun" when handing it to Baldwin.
"Cold gun" means the gun was not loaded with live ammunition, which later turned out to be false as cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot.
Halls' call "should have meant nothing to Alec," Wolf said. "Alec knew that Dave Halls was not his armorer. It'd be no different than, you know, if the mail boy came up and yelled ‘cold gun’ and handed it to him."