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Criminal charges not ruled out during filming of Alec Baldwin film – report
Criminal charges have not been dismissed in an accidental fatal shooting of actor Alec Baldwin on the set of a western, the district attorney said Tuesday. Santa Fe County District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies also said in an interview with the New York Times that it was incorrect to characterize the firearm used in the incident as a “propeller pistol,” as it was. been done in the media.
Amanda Seyfried tackles postpartum depression in new movie
Hollywood actress Amanda Seyfried has gone to great lengths to see her new movie “A Mouthful of Air” about postpartum depression hit theaters. Based on the 2003 book of the same name by Amy Koppelman, who wrote on her own experience, the film came to fruition after Koppelman overheard a woman talking on the radio about her illness. She then contacted Seyfried to see if they could make a movie to shed some light on that.
Universal Music Group’s core profits up 21%, boosted by streaming
Universal Music Group NV (UMG), the label behind many of the music industry’s biggest stars, on Wednesday announced a 21% increase in its third quarter core profits, attributed to revenue growth from streaming platforms and social media. UMG’s adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to € 461 million ($ 535 million) compared to € 382 million in the same period a year ago.
Environmental documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin delays release
The theatrical and digital release of ‘Flint: Who Can You Trust?’, An environmental documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin, has been postponed, its director said, following the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on set from the actor’s film ‘Rust’. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was injured when a gun Baldwin was using during rehearsal fired. The actor had learned that the gun was not loaded, according to court documents.
Hong Kong Passes Film Censorship Law To “Protect National Security”
Hong Kong’s legislature on Wednesday passed a new film censorship law to “protect national security,” though critics say it will curb creativity in its world-famous film industry and further curtail freedoms in the old one. British colony. China imposed a sweeping national security law on its most turbulent city last year, and Hong Kong’s legislature runs out of opposition lawmakers after massive resignations from the pro-democracy camp in protest the eviction of certain colleagues.
Film producers Alec Baldwin hire law firm to investigate the set
The producers of the film “Rust” have hired law firm Jenner & Block to investigate the accidental murder of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last week by actor Alec Baldwin. In a letter sent to the cast and crew Tuesday night and obtained by Reuters, the “Rust” production team said Jenner “will have absolute discretion as to who to interview and what conclusions they draw.” The investigation will be led by attorney Brandon Fox https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/top-criminal-prosecutor-la-returns-lead-jenner-office-2021-07-21, associate director of Jenner’s Los Angeles office, according to the letter.
‘Dune: Part Two’ movie gets green light from Warner Bros
Film studio Warner Bros. announced on Tuesday that it will release a second “Dune” film in October 2023. The first installment of the sci-fi epic, directed by Denis Villeneuve and one of the most anticipated films of 2021 , opened in theaters across North America last week and earned $ 41 million in its opening weekend.
Factbox – Mort Sahl’s satirical observations
Mort Sahl donned a V-neck sweater and carried a newspaper when he took the stage to shape political satire. His highly improvised number had an influence on several generations of comedians that followed. Here are some observations from the comedian, who media reportedly died https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-comedian-mort-sahl-dead-age-94-new-york-times-2021 – 10-26 to 94 years old:
Death of American comedian Mort Sahl at the age of 94
Mort Sahl, who walked the stage with a newspaper and rocked the comedy world in the 1950s and 1960s with a revolutionary critical look at American life and politics, died Tuesday at the age of 94 , reported the New York Times and the Washington Post. Sahl, who was widely regarded as the father of modern political satire, died at his home near San Francisco, newspapers said quoting a friend. She did not give a cause of death. Reuters could not immediately independently confirm the death.
The weapon was not thoroughly checked before Alec Baldwin fired a fatal shot
A .45 caliber Colt pistol used on the set of the movie “Rust” was not thoroughly checked before being handed over to actor Alec Baldwin, who fired a lead bullet in an accidental fatal shooting last week in New Mexico, according to officials and a new court case. New details about the incident emerged on Wednesday at a press conference by Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza and District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies and in an affidavit filed by the Sheriff’s Department. Mendoza told reporters there was a complacent attitude to safety on set ahead of last Thursday’s shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a rehearsal.
(With contributions from agencies.)