‘Rust’ tragedy highlights strain on film crews to ‘get it done’

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Los Angeles (AFP) – With a surge in demand for new content stretching productions thinner than ever, some film sets are under intense pressure to cut corners to just “get it done,” industry insiders said in the wake of the “Rust” tragedy. The low-budget Western on which Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer in a tragic accident last week was running behind schedule after crew members walked off the New Mexico set in protest over low pay and poor conditions. Many of the dozen producers — whose number included Baldwin — trying to make an elaborate, action-packed movie on a reported budge…

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