Assistant Director of Baldwin Film Was Fired After 2019 Mishap

The disclosure emerged as producers of Baldwin's movie officially halted filming, and court records showed that investigators seized more than two dozen items from the set on the day after the shooting.

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A security guard closes the gate after a Santa Fe County Sheriff's vehicle entered the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Production of the movie that Alec Baldwin was making when he shot and killed a cinematographer last week has been officially halted, but producers of the Western described the move as "a pause rather than an end." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The assistant director of the movie that Alec Baldwin was making when he fatally shot a cinematographer was fired from a previous job in 2019 after a gun went off on a set and slightly wounded a member of the film crew, a producer said Monday. The disclosure emerged as producers of Baldwin’s movie officially halted filming, and court records showed that investigators seized more than two dozen items from…

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