October 29th, 2021


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Bryan Sullivan Examines Who Could Be Held Legally Responsible for ‘Rust’ Shooting in Article Published by Forbes

In an article recently published by Forbes, Bryan Sullivan sheds light on who could be held liable for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the injuries sustained by director Joel Souza after the accidental shooting that took place on the set of the film ‘Rust’ on October 21, 2021. 

“…It is clear that if the key decision-making producers did cut safety protocols or knowingly hired unqualified personnel or personnel with a history of problems, those producers may face liability. If Baldwin was among these decision-makers, then he may face liability as well,” explains Bryan in the article. He continues on to note that, “further investigation is also needed to look into whether the claims of unsafe working conditions were a contributing factor the shooting,” highlighting parallels between recent negative attention the film industry has drawn due to lack of regard for crew safety and the reported conditions allegedly endured by those on the set of ‘Rust.’

For more of Bryan’s commentary and insight into whether this tragedy will bring about meaningful change in Hollywood, read the full article below.

‘Rust’ Shooting – Who Could Be Held Legally Responsible And Why?