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Hilaria Baldwin podcast Mom Brain is ‘no longer active’ as she and husband Alec mourn on-set death

Hilaria Baldwin’s podcast Mom Brain is ‘no longer active.’

Mrs. Baldwin’s audio show with Daphne Oz hasn’t aired since December 2020 and doesn’t appear to be coming back any time soon, as the trademark expired June 2, 2021, according to The Sun.

This news comes as Hilaria, 37, and husband Alec, 63, mourn the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins from a firearm accident on the set of the film Rust. 

Offline: Hilaria Baldwin’s podcast with Daphne Oz is ‘no longer active’ after the production company let the trademark expire

It appears the podcast’s production company Vaynerstudios, LLC and The Gallery Media Group ‘abandoned’ the project, as trademark paperwork obtained by The Sun states the office ‘did not receive a response to the previous Office action within the six-month response period.’  

Further signaling the end of Mom Brains: the fact Hilaria removed the project from her Instagram bio.

While an episode hasn’t been posted since December 23rd 2020 – around when Baldwin made headlines for allegedly faking a Spanish accent and lying about her heritage – fans took to Apple Podcasts review section to ask about the show.

‘Miss you guys. When are you coming back with new episodes?’ one wrote.

Another commented: ‘Love the show. When is it coming back?’

A third said: ‘I am missing both Daphne and Hilaria, please come back! I enjoy your topic and conversions and as an American living abroad, I feel at home listening to my ‘friends.’

A fourth fan wrote: ‘I miss Mom Brain! Come back ladies!’ 

Out of the resume: Further signaling the end of Mom Brains: the fact Hilaria removed the project from her Instagram bio

Out of the resume: Further signaling the end of Mom Brains: the fact Hilaria removed the project from her Instagram bio

In an Instagram post on Monday, Hilaria wrote: 'My heart is with Halyna. Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec. 'It's said "there are no words" because it's impossible to express the shock and heartache of such a tragic accident. Heartbreak. Loss. Support.'

Heartbroken: In an Instagram post on Monday, Hilaria wrote: ‘My heart is with Halyna. Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec. ‘It’s said “there are no words” because it’s impossible to express the shock and heartache of such a tragic accident. Heartbreak. Loss. Support.’

It’s been a tough year for the Baldwins, who were first embroiled in a scandal over Hilaria allegedly misrepresenting her Spanish heritage before Alec’s recent involvement with a gun accident which killed cinematographer tk and injured director tk on the set of the film Rust.

The mother-of-six took to Instagram to pay tribute to Hutchins on Monday, writing: ‘My heart is with Halyna. Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec. 

‘It’s said “there are no words” because it’s impossible to express the shock and heartache of such a tragic accident. Heartbreak. Loss. Support.’ 

Alec accidentally killed the 42-year-old cinematographer on the set of their movie Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday. 

Baldwin was rehearsing drawing his gun across his body when it went off. He thought the gun was loaded with blanks, after being told ‘cold gun’ as Assistant Director Dave Halls gave it to him.  

Halls admitted to police that he didn’t check every barrel of his gun but ‘should have’ before he handed it to him on the set of Rust last week, and that he only looked at three of the five chambers in the weapon. 

Alec Baldwin's assistant director Dave Halls admitted to police that he didn't check every barrel of his gun but 'should have' before he handed it to him on the set of Rust last week, and that he only looked at three of the five chambers in the weapon.

Tragedy: Alec accidentally killed the 42-year-old cinematographer on the set of their movie Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday. Above, he’s seen  speaks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in Santa Fe, N.M., after he was questioned about the shooting

Halls’ bombshell admission is in a search warrant that was unsealed by the Sante Fe County Sheriff’s department and issued on Wednesday afternoon. 

It contains details of Halls’ interview with the cops, and what Hannah Gutierrez-Reed told them too. 

Halls said Gutierrez-Reed, 24, handed him the weapon and ordinarily opens it, ‘spins the drum’ to show him the ammo and he declares it safe. 

On Thursday however, he said he ‘couldn’t remember’ if she spun the weapon, and that he could only remember seeing three dummy bullets, identified by hole in the side of their cartridge. 

‘David advised when Hannah showed him the firearm before continuing rehearsal, he could only remember seeing three rounds. 

‘He advised he should have checked them all but didn’t and couldn’t recall if she spun the drum,’ the search warrant says.

Baldwin was handed the gun and it fired in the direction of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza. Hutchins died and Souza was hospitalized. 

Afterwards, Halls brought the gun back to Gutierrez-Reed and told her to open it for him. 

A portion of the interview between Halls and sheriff's deputies that was released on Wednesday by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department

A portion of the interview between Halls and sheriff’s deputies that was released on Wednesday by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department 

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed told police that the guns were kept in a safe that few people had access to

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed told police that the guns were kept in a safe that few people had access to

They then realized there were four dummy rounds and one spent live round.

‘After the accident, Halls picked up the firearm from a pew inside the church and took it to the armorer. Hannah then was told to open the gun so he could see what was inside. 

‘He advised he could only remember seeing at least four dummy casings with the hole in the side, and one without the hole. 

‘He advised this round did not have the “cap” on it and was just the casing. David advised the incident was not a deliberate act,’ the search warrant reads. 

The warrant also describes how Hannah Gutierrez-Reed described there never being ‘any live rounds’ on set. 

‘Hannah advised that she checked the ‘dummies’ and ensured “they were not hot rounds”. 

‘She said as the crew broke for lunch, the firearms were taken back and secured inside a safe on a prop truck on set. 

‘During lunch, she said the ammo was left on a cart on the set and not secured. 

‘After lunch, [property manager] Sarah Zachary pulled the firearms out of the safe inside the truck and handed them to her.

‘She advised there are only a few people that have access and the combination to the safe. 

‘Hannah advised that she handed the gun to Alec Baldwin a couple of times, and also handed it to David Halls.

‘Hannah said no live ammo is ever kept on set.’  

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza speaks during a press conference at the Santa Fe County Public Safety Building on Wednesday

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza speaks during a press conference at the Santa Fe County Public Safety Building on Wednesday 

First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies for the state of New Mexico speaks during a press conference at the Santa Fe County Public Safety Building to update members of the media on the shooting accident on the set of the movie 'Rust' at the on October 27, 2021 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies for the state of New Mexico speaks during a press conference at the Santa Fe County Public Safety Building to update members of the media on the shooting accident on the set of the movie ‘Rust’ at the on October 27, 2021 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The head electrician on Alec Baldwin’s Rust has shared the final photo of Halyna Hutchins (pictured holding the camera) on set in the church before she was shot dead

The revelation comes less than an hour after prosecutors revealed ‘no one has been ruled out’ when it comes to criminal charges.   

At the press conference on Wednesday, Santa Fe County Sheriff Adam Mendoza said all three could face charges and are still being interviewed. 

‘We’re going to continue interviewing getting the facts… he is an active part of this investigation we’re still investigating… no one has been ruled out,’ Mendoza said.

District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said it was too early to bring charges but ‘all options are on the table at this point.’ 

Mendoza revealed the gun Baldwin fired was a Pietta .45 long colt revolver. There was other ammunition in the gun when they recovered it but it’s unclear what type of ammunition that was. 

Cameras were not rolling when the accident happened and there were 16 people in the church-set where the scene was being filmed when it happened. 

The bullet that killed Hutchins was taken from Souza’s shoulder and is a lead bullet. It is being taken to the FBI lab in Quantico for more examination, and officers have recovered its spent shell casing.

The 500 rounds recovered from the movie set comprise or ‘blanks, dummies and live rounds.’ Sheriffs would not say how many of each were recovered, or how the live rounds got to set. 

‘We suspect other live rounds were filmed on this set. I won’t comment on how they got there, but we suspect they are there. There was some complacency on this set and there were safety issues,’ Mendoza said. 

The comments come amid a wave of complaints from TV and movie industry insiders who say Halls was negligent on safety rules on previous shoots. There have also been questions about Gutierrez-Reed’s experience.  

‘There are several individuals that need to be interviewed,’ Mendoza said. 

According to an insider with knowledge of the set, several crew members on the set had taken several prop guns out the morning of the incident to go ‘plinking’ – a hobby in which people shoot at beer cans with live ammunition to pass the time.

The individual, who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Wrap, added that the round of unsanctioned target practice occurred last Thursday, just hours before Baldwin discharged one of the weapons and shot both Hutchins and Souza.   

The weapon was one of three prop guns that the film’s rookie armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, 24, had set up outside the set location on a gray cart, in the desert near the city of Santa Fe.

Souza, 48, was seen for the first time Tuesday since his release from hospital following the shooting. 

He looked distraught as he sat in a car in Palo Alto, California with a female companion.

Souza, who was shot in the shoulder in Thursday’s tragedy, was released from the Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe on Friday.

He was seen near his San Francisco home Tuesday, holding his head in his hands in the passenger seat ahead of a press conference scheduled for Wednesday, at which more details of the accident will be revealed.

Joel Souza, 48, was seen on Tuesday near his San Francisco home with his head in his hands. The California-born director of Rust was shot in the shoulder on Thursday in a shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42

Joel Souza, 48, was seen on Tuesday near his San Francisco home with his head in his hands. The California-born director of Rust was shot in the shoulder on Thursday in a shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42

Souza was in the passenger seat of the car in Palo Alto, with an unnamed woman, on Tuesday

Souza was in the passenger seat of the car in Palo Alto, with an unnamed woman, on Tuesday

He was seen on Tuesday frequently rubbing his eyes, visibly upset. On Wednesday a press conference will be held to discuss the latest findings from the investigation

He was seen on Tuesday frequently rubbing his eyes, visibly upset. On Wednesday a press conference will be held to discuss the latest findings from the investigation

Souza was released from hospital on Friday, a day after the shooting on the set of the Western film

Souza was released from hospital on Friday, a day after the shooting on the set of the Western film

The director was seen wearing a face mask on Tuesday, putting it to wear outside the vehicle

The director was seen wearing a face mask on Tuesday, putting it to wear outside the vehicle

Hutchins, 42, died of her injuries when Alec Baldwin, star of the Western film, shot her dead in rehearsals. Affidavits containing statements from Souza and camera operator Reid Russell state that Baldwin was handed a prop gun and was told it was unloaded.

Rust set electrician who held dying Halyna Hutchins in his arms is pictured being comforted by a friend in LA after slamming production team’s ‘negligence and unprofessionalism’ 

The Rust set electrician who had held dying cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in his arms was seen being comforted by a friend in LA on Tuesday.

Serge Svetnoy, who had been a friend of Hutchins, had criticized the production of Rust for ‘negligence and unprofessionalism’ after she was accidentally shot by Alec Baldwin on set with a loaded prop gun.

Svetnoy was seen being comforted by a short-haired blonde woman carrying a guitar case, who embraced him.

The crew member, seen wearing a black tracksuit, appeared downcast after mourning the loss of his dear friend who died on Thursday. 

He had also previously shared the final photo of Hutchins while they were filming on set inside a church.      

Rust set electrician Serge Svetnoy was seen being comforted by a friend on a Los Angeles street on Tuesday

Rust set electrician Serge Svetnoy was seen being comforted by a friend on a Los Angeles street on Tuesday

Svetnoy was embraced by a short-haired blonde woman following the death of his cinematographer friend Halyna Hutchins

Svetnoy was embraced by a short-haired blonde woman following the death of his cinematographer friend Halyna Hutchins

Svetnoy, seen wearing a black track suit, had previously criticized the production of Rust for its 'negligence and unprofessionalism' after Hutchins was accidentally shot by Alec Baldwin by a loaded prop gun

Svetnoy, seen wearing a black track suit, had previously criticized the production of Rust for its ‘negligence and unprofessionalism’ after Hutchins was accidentally shot by Alec Baldwin by a loaded prop gun

Svetnoy was standing next to the cinematographer when she was killed during rehearsals as Baldwin practiced drawing the weapon in the church pew and it accidentally fired.

The experienced crew member has since described the harrowing moment he held his friend in his arms as she lay dying while she bled over his hands.

She was shot in the chest, while director Joel Souza was also wounded, and she stumbled back before collapsing, saying: ‘I can’t feel my legs.’ 

Penning an emotional post in tribute to his friend, Svetnoy blamed her death on ‘negligence and unprofessionalism’ as he blasted those responsible for not doing their jobs properly and claimed producers hired an inexperienced armorer.

He wrote: ‘Yes, I was standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Halyna during this fatal shot that took her life and injured the director Joel Souza. I was holding her in my arms while she was dying. Her blood was on my hands.  

‘I do not wish anyone to go through what I went through, what her husband Matt Hutchins and her son Andros went through, and the actor Alec Baldwin, who has been handed a gun on set. He has to live with the thought that he took the life of the human because of unprofessional people.’

 

Souza told investigators with Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office that he heard ‘what sounded like a whip and then a loud pop.’

He noticed Hutchins grabbing her midsection as she stumbled backward. 

She ‘was assisted to the ground’ by other crew members and Reid Russell, a camera operator, recalled Hutchins saying she could not feel her legs. 

Souza on Saturday issued a statement, saying: ‘I am gutted by the loss of my friend and colleague, Halyna. 

‘She was kind, vibrant, incredibly talented, fought for every inch and always pushed me to be better. My thoughts are with her family at this most difficult time.

‘I am humbled and grateful by the outpouring of affection we have received from our filmmaking community, the people of Santa Fe, and the hundreds of strangers who have reached out….. It will surely aid in my recovery.’  

According to search warrant executed by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office last week, Gutierrez-Reed was the last person to handle the gun, leaving it along with the two other revolvers unattended on the cart in the early hours of October 21. 

It is at this point, the insider reveals, that a group of crew members took the weapons without the director and first director’s knowledge, and forgot to unload the firearm in question.  

Representatives for the production of Rust did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment on the matter, but in a previous statement issued to multiple outlets, Rust Movie Productions said: ‘The safety of our cast and crew is the top priority of Rust Productions and everyone associated with the company. 

‘Though we were not made aware of any official complaints concerning weapon or prop safety on set, we will be conducting an internal review of our procedures while production is shut down. 

‘We will continue to cooperate with the Santa Fe authorities in their investigation and offer mental health services to the cast and crew during this tragic time.’

However, an actor on the film’s set directly contradicted the company’s statement, revealing to TMZ Tuesday that filming often felt ‘life-threatening’ – a sentiment that was then echoed by other members of the production. 

The actor, Ian A Hudson, told to the outlet that he felt particularly terrified filming a scene where his character was gunned down by a crowd of other actors using nearly a dozen guns – all of which were real.   

‘I actually did feel the blanks hitting my face and my body. I could feel the wind from the shotgun being discharged,’ the actor said, ‘It was heavy. It was strong … It was life-threatening. It felt too surreal.’

It comes as the head electrician on Baldwin’s Rust shared the final photo of Hutchins filming on set in the church in which she was shot dead.

Serge Svetnoy was standing next to the cinematographer when she was killed during rehearsals as Baldwin practiced drawing the weapon in the church pew and it accidentally fired.

The experienced crew member has since described the harrowing moment he held his friend in his arms as she lay dying while she bled over his hands.

She was shot in the chest, while director Joel Souza was also wounded, and she stumbled back before collapsing, saying: ‘I can’t feel my legs.’ 

Penning an emotional post in tribute to his friend, Svetnoy blamed her death on ‘negligence and unprofessionalism’ as he blasted those responsible for not doing their jobs properly and claimed producers hired an inexperienced armorer.

He wrote: ‘Yes, I was standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Halyna during this fatal shot that took her life and injured the director Joel Souza. I was holding her in my arms while she was dying. Her blood was on my hands.  

‘I do not wish anyone to go through what I went through, what her husband Matt Hutchins and her son Andros went through, and the actor Alec Baldwin, who has been handed a gun on set. He has to live with the thought that he took the life of the human because of unprofessional people.’

The electrician said Gutierrez-Reed, who was named on Friday as the person who loaded Baldwin’s vintage Colt pistol, was too young to be doing her job.

Days earlier, Svetnoy uploaded the final photo of his friend and colleague on Facebook, saying: ‘This is the last photo with Halyna on set.’

The photo was taken on the same day of the incident and shows Hutchins holding a camera while Baldwin stands in costume surrounded by crew members in the dimly lit sparse church setting.  

He said: ‘The negligence from the person who was supposed to check the weapon on the site did not do this; the person who had to announce that the loaded gun was on the site did not do this;

‘The person who should have checked this weapon before bringing it to the set did not do it. And the DEATH OF THE HUMAN IS THE RESULT!

‘I’m sure that we had the professionals in every department, but one – the department that was responsible for the weapons.

‘There is no way a twenty-four-year-old woman can be a professional with armory; there is no way that her more-or-less the same-aged friend from school, neighborhood, Instagram, or God knows where else, can be a professional in this field.’

The experienced crew member called on producers to ensure such an accident is never repeated, by hiring qualified staff who know how to be safe on potentially dangerous sets.

He said: ‘To save a dime sometimes, you hire people who are not fully qualified for the complicated and dangerous job, and you risk the lives of the other people who are close and your lives as well.

‘I understand that you always fight for the budget, but you cannot allow this to happen. 

‘There should always be at least one professional in each department who knows the job. It is an absolute must to avoid such a tragedy, like the tragedy with Halyna.’ 

Svetnoy finished off his post by saying: ‘We all loved Halyna. May God bless her soul.’

His comments come as Gutierrez-Reed was pictured for the first time at her Arizona home since the fatal shooting.

Exclusive DailyMail.com photos showed her pacing outside her home and speaking on the phone before dashing back inside and refusing to answer the door.

A call sheet obtained by DailyMail.com names the 24-year-old as the film’s assistant prop master and armorer, overseen by prop master Sarah Zachry.

She also appeared in a photo posted by Hutchins to her Instagram page showing the whole crew two days before she was killed.

According to a police warrant, the Colt was one of three pistols left on a table by Gutierrez-Reed and was handed to Baldwin by British assistant director Dave Halls who told the veteran actor it was ‘cold’- not realizing it had been loaded with live rounds.

Cops say Baldwin was practicing drawing the weapon when it fired – fatally hitting cinematographer Hutchins, 42, and injuring director Souza, 48.

After the shooting, the armorer took possession of the gun and a spent casing, which were turned over to police, along with other prop guns and ammunition used on the set. 

According to a call sheet obtained by DailyMail.com, the crew was rehearsing a mock gunfight inside the church building when Hutchins was hit. 

Co-stars Jensen Ackles, Swen Temmers and Travis Hammer were also in the scene – numbered 121 – alongside Baldwin’s stunt double Blake Teixeira and stunt coordinator Allan Graf.

Ackles spoke about his weapons training for the film a week before the tragic on-set shooting accident. 

The actor, who frequently used a gun playing Dean Winchester for 15 seasons on Supernatural, regaled a crowd of fans with an anecdote about his brief gun training for Rust a week before Baldwin’s tragic gun accident.

‘I’ve got a 6 AM call tomorrow to have a big shootout,’ Ackles was heard saying in a video captured by a fan. ‘They had me pick my gun, they were like, ‘Alright, what gun would you like?’ and I was like, ‘I don’t know?’ and the armorer was like, ‘Do you have gun experience?”  

Serge Svetnoy has described the harrowing moment he held Halyna Hutchins in his arms after she was accidentally shot by Alec Baldwin (pictured: Serge and Halyna)

Serge Svetnoy has described the harrowing moment he held Halyna Hutchins in his arms after she was accidentally shot by Alec Baldwin (pictured: Serge and Halyna)

Halyna Hutchins' October 19, 2021 Instagram post shows cast members and staffers Alec Baldwin, Halyna Hutchins and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed (Circled left to right) on the set of Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Halyna Hutchins’ October 19, 2021 Instagram post shows cast members and staffers Alec Baldwin, Halyna Hutchins and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed (Circled left to right) on the set of Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico

An aerial view of the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, where Rust was being filmed. Workers had been protesting over the fact production wouldn't pay for them to stay in hotels and motels in Santa Fe, instead forcing them to drive an hour to Albuquerque

An aerial view of the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, where Rust was being filmed. Workers had been protesting over the fact production wouldn’t pay for them to stay in hotels and motels in Santa Fe, instead forcing them to drive an hour to Albuquerque   

‘He’s supposed to check the guns, he’s responsible’: Panicked 911 calls from Alec Baldwin set tragedy

The audio recordings of 911 calls made by the crew of Alec Baldwin’s film Rust have revealed desperate attempts to save their colleague, and allegations of negligence.

Mamie Mitchell, the script supervisor of the film, made the call after Baldwin accidentally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, and director Joel Souza, 48.

The group were filming the Western film in the desert outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday when the tragedy happened.

In her call, Mitchell, a veteran script supervisor with credits dating back to 1974, points the finger at the assistant director, accusing him of negligence.

Mitchell calls 911 and tells the woman answering: ‘We need an ambulance out at Bonanza Creek Ranch right now. We have had two people accidentally shot on a movie set accidentally.’

While she is on the phone, Mitchell is instructing another person to ‘clear the road’ to allow the ambulance easy access to the site.

Mitchell is then transferred to the Santa Fe fire and EMS, and, sounding panicked, urges a swift response.

‘Bonanza Creek ranch. We have had two people accidentally shot on a movie set by a prop gun.

‘We need help immediately. Bonanza Creek ranch. Come on.’

The 911 operators then asks Mitchell for her details.

Mitchell, who has worked on films including No Country For Old Men, Sicario and 3:10 to Yuma, can be heard saying: ‘It sounds like somebody else is calling for ambulances.

‘Everybody should be. We need some help.

‘Our director and our camerawoman has been shot.’

She then asks someone on set: ‘Are they going to take him to the road?’

The 911 operator asks: ‘So, was it loaded with a real bullet or what?’

Mitchell replies: ‘I don’t, I cannot tell you that. We have two injuries from a movie gunshot.’

While the phone operator is inputting the details, Mitchell can be heard telling someone else: ‘OK, this f****** AD that yelled at me at lunch asking about revisions, this motherf*****.

‘Did you see him lean over my desk and yell at me? He’s supposed to check the guns. He’s responsible for what happened.’ 

According to a search warrant filed in a Santa Fe court, the gun was one of three that the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez, had set on a cart outside the wooden structure where a scene was being acted. 

Assistant director Dave Halls grabbed the gun from the cart and brought it inside to Baldwin, unaware that it was loaded with live rounds, a detective wrote in the search warrant application.

It is not known whether Mitchell was referring Halls in the audio. 

It was unclear how many rounds were fired. Gutierrez-Reed removed a shell casing from the gun after the shooting, and she turned the weapon over to police when they arrived, the court records say.

On the call, the 911 operator tries to ask Mitchell how many people were injured and, confused, Mitchell replies: ‘No, no, I’m a script supervisor.’

The operator asks again, and Mitchell says: ‘Two that I know of. I was sitting there rehearsing and it went off and I ran out. We all went out there, but doubled over the camerawoman and the director.’

She tells another person: ‘They are clearing the road, can you go back – back in the town, back in the Western camp.’

The operator asks if there is any serious bleeding, and Mitchell, flustered, hands the phone over to a man.

‘Hello?’ the man says.

‘Hi, I have a protocol of questions I need to ask. If you could answer them as best you can,’ the 911 operator says. ‘Are they completely alert?’

The man replies: ‘Yes, they are alert.’

The operator asks if the bleeding is controlled, and the man replies: ‘Let’s see if I’m allowed to get closer… No.’

It is unclear if he is saying that the bleeding is not controlled, or that he is not able to get closer.

‘We’ve got one laying down,’ he tells the operator, adding that they are near gate one and have a van ready to escort the ambulances quickly to the precise spot.

A woman then calls back saying: ‘Hi, I am calling back from Bonanza Creek Ranch. We actually need two ambulances not one.’

The operator replies: ‘OK, so we’re doing a call now for somebody else and we’ll get two up to you.’

The woman, her voice showing the strain, replies: ‘OK. And that’s 10 to 15 minutes?’

‘I don’t know – we’re getting them right now, to you now,’ the operator replies.

‘What? What?’ the woman says, sounding panicked as she speaks to someone else.

‘We have two ambulances heading your way.’

‘What?’ the woman says, then returns speaking to the operator: ‘OK, thank you.’

The operator replies: ‘You’re welcome, bye.’ 

Mitchell later said she was standing next to Hutchins when she was shot.

‘I ran out and called 911 and said ‘Bring everybody, send everybody,’ Mitchell told The Associated Press. 

‘This woman is gone at the beginning of her career. She was an extraordinary, rare, very rare woman.’

Mitchell said she and other crew members were attending a private memorial service Friday night in Santa Fe.

Baldwin described the killing as a ‘tragic accident.’

‘There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation,’ Baldwin wrote on Twitter. 

‘My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.’

No immediate charges were filed, and sheriff’s spokesman Juan Rios said Baldwin was permitted to travel.

‘He’s a free man,’ Rios said. 

‘I was like, ‘A little.’ And she’s like, ‘Okay, well, this is how you load it, this is how we check it and make sure it’s safe.”

The crowd, as well as Jensen’s Supernatural co-star Jared Padalecki, burst out laughing since the actor had so much on-camera experience shooting.

He continued with the story, telling the group that the armorer told him to fire off some blank rounds over in a field.

‘So she’s like, ‘I’ll just put some blanks in there and just fire a couple of rounds towards the hill.’

‘I walk out and she’s like, ‘Just make sure you pull the hammer all the way back and aim at your target’.

Demonstrating how he did it in training, Jensen said he whipped the gun out of his holster and expertly fired the weapon, leading the armorer to jokingly call him ‘an a**hole’ for pretending like he was inexperienced.  

Production notes show the Colt pistol was one of several weapons on set at the time but the only one used in 121 and the preceding 118.

Filming had been due to continue with a scene that showed Baldwin being thrown into a stagecoach but it was halted following the accidents.

Further scenes featuring Baldwin and Ackles had been scheduled for the weekend but have now been postponed indefinitely.

Rust was only the second movie Gutierrez-Reed has worked on and sources on the set described her as ‘inexperienced and green’. 

According to her LinkedIn page, she most recently worked as a videographer at Synth Fire, a California-based news and media company, and as a documentary filmmaker for the City of Flagstaff in Arizona. 

She worked as an armorer for Yellowstone film ranch between March and June 2021, but according to the page stopped working there three months before filming for Rust started in October.

Gutierrez-Reed had only recently left Northern Arizona university, where she studied creative media and film between 2017 and 2020. 

The daughter of legendary Hollywood armorer Thell Reed, 78, Gutierrez-Reed previously worked on Nicholas Cage movie The Old Way – admitting beforehand that she ‘wasn’t sure’ if she was ready in a podcast interview.

She said: ‘I almost didn’t take the job because I wasn’t sure if I was ready, but doing it, it went really smoothly.’

She also admitted in the podcast interview she found loading blanks into a gun ‘the scariest’ thing because she did not know how to do it and had sought help from her father. 

But while Gutierrez-Reed thought the job had gone smoothly, sources told the Daily Beast that the rookie armorer was ‘unsafe’ and had handed a gun to 11-year-old actress Ryan Kiera Armstrong.

The source said: ‘She was a bit careless with the guns, waving it around every now and again. There were a couple times she was loading the blanks and doing it in a fashion that we thought was unsafe.’ 

The insider added that they had seen her loading a gun on pebble strewn ground – which has the potential to be dangerous – before handing off the gun to Armstrong.

‘She was reloading the gun on the ground, where there were pebbles and stuff,’ the source said.

‘We didn’t see her check it, we didn’t know if something got in the barrel or not.’

Meanwhile, sources on the Rust set have said the fatal incident was a result of production failings from top to bottom.   

Zak Knight, a pyrotechnic and special effects engineer who is a member of Local 44, told DailyMail.com on Friday that Hutchins’ death was caused by a ‘cascade of failures’ by multiple people: ‘There should have never been live rounds on a movie set, that’s number one. Number two is every single person on a movie set has a right to inspect a weapon before it’s fired. 

‘And number three is, there is no reason to ever put a person in front of a weapon that’s firing. 

Sources added that assistant director Halls, who handed the gun to Baldwin and told him it was safe, should have checked the weapon.

‘He’s supposed to be our last line of defense and he failed us,’ one of the sources on set said. ‘He’s the last person that’s supposed to look at that firearm.’

A Rust production source told The Daily Beast that there were at least two previous incidents of guns being accidentally discharged by other crew members on set before Thursday’s tragic incident.

Rust crew members claim there were several complaints made against the armorer on the set and that at least six ‘fed-up’ people had walked off the set prior to Gutierrez-Reed handing Baldwin the gun that killed Hutchins.

The crew made their complaints directly to assistant director Dave Hall – who is named in the search warrant affidavit as the person handed Baldwin the gun that killed Hutchins and told him it was safe – and demanded all the discharges were documented.

‘All of us yelled at him, ‘That better be on the production report, these guys are irresponsible and shouldn’t be here,’ a production source said. ‘That should be automatic grounds for termination on a union film set, you should be gone. The first time that gun went off without telling anybody, that whole department should have been replaced, immediately. Clearly production thought better of it, decided to roll the dice and pay the ultimate price.’

Deadline also cites an unnamed source who said a gun had gone off ‘in a cabin’ while someone was holding it, days prior to the shooting that killed Hutchins.

‘A gun had two misfires in a closed cabin. They just fired loud pops – a person was just holding it in their hands and it went off,’ they said, apparently referring to unintentional discharges.  

A Santa Fe County Sheriff Department spokesman said: ‘The investigation remains active and open. Witnesses continue to be interviewed and evidence collected.’

In addition to the criminal probe, New Mexico’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau is investigating Hutchins’ death, and could impose civil penalties even if no charges are brought in the case.

‘Our state OSHA program is investigating this,’ Rebecca Roose, deputy cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Environment Department,’ told Deadline.

‘The state takes all workplace safety issues very seriously and will work diligently through our investigation of this tragic fatality.’ 


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