Camera Operator Mark Milsome Dies Filming Stunt On BBC/Netflix Drama; Production Shut Down – Update
UPDATED, 9:36 AM: The BBC has halted production on the drama The Forgiving Earth in the wake of cameraman Mark Milsome’s on-set death. “We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear this terrible news,” the UK pubcaster said in a statement. “Mark Milsome was hugely talented and a much respected colleague. Our thoughts are with Mark’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.”
PREVIOUSLY, 7:35 AM: Veteran film and TV camera operator Mark Milsome has died while… Read
‘El Chicano’ Producer Joe Carnahan: Safety Rules “Followed To A T” Before Crash That Injured Stuntman
EXCLUSIVE: El Chicano producer Joe Carnahan said that "all safety protocols were followed to the T" in the run-up to last week's on-set accident in Calgary when a stunt car and a taco truck collided and sent another car crashing into the camera platform as the camera crew went scrambling. He said a cameraman's claims that the shot was unsafe and poorly planned are "simply not true."
Stuntman Greg Harris was injured in the accident. "He was there to safety our director of… Read
Stunt Goes Wrong On ‘El Chicano’ Set In Calgary, Sends Camera Crew Scrambling
EXCLUSIVE: An accident on the set of U.S. indie El Chicano in Calgary sent a camera crew scrambling for their lives last week when a stunt car traveling in reverse crashed into a taco truck, sending the larger vehicle careening into their camera platform. The incident being investigated by actors union ACTRA Alberta and IATSE Local 669, which represents the film's crew.
Footage of Wednesday’s accident was posted to social media but has been taken down.
The film’s… Read
‘Deadpool 2’ Crash: Details Emerge In Death Of Stuntwoman Joi Harris
EXCLUSIVE: A preliminary investigation into the accident that took the life of stuntwoman Joi “SJ” Harris this week on the Vancouver set of the Ryan Reynolds-starring Deadpool 2 suggests that the stunt might not have been all that difficult and that her death was the result of a freak low-speed accident.
An investigation report by WorkSafeBC, British Columbia's version of the U.S. government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, obtained by Deadline and dated… Read
‘Deadpool 2’ To Restart Production 48 Hours After Stunt Driver Killed
(Updated with more material) EXCLUSIVE: Production on Deadpool 2 will start again Wednesday morning, two days after stunt woman Joi “SJ” Harris was killed in a motorcycle accident on the Vancouver set. The stunt woman had only recently joined the David Leitch-directed film after it was realized that they needed a different stunt performer for the production, Deadline has learned.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances,” a posted notice for the production that went up late today… Read
‘Deadpool 2’ Stunt Crash Victim ID’d As First African-American Female Pro Road Racer; Director & Fox “Deeply Saddened” – Update
WRITETHRU, 4:50 PM: A rookie stuntwoman who was killed in a motorcycle crash on the Vancouver set of Deadpool 2 has been identified as the first African-American female professional road racer. Joi “SJ” Harris was doing her first film as a stunt performer, Deadline has learned. A spokesman for ACTRA confirmed her identity to Deadline, though she is not a member of the Canadian actors union.
Production on the superhero sequel was shut down immediately after the fatality… Read
‘Deadpool 2′ Stunt Driver Death Leaves Ryan Reynolds “Devastated,’ Actor Says
Hours after a motorcycle sequence gone terribly wrong took the life of a stunt woman on the set of Deadpool 2, star Ryan Reynolds says he and the production is “heartbroken, shocked and devastated.”
In a tweet on social media, the Vancouver-native expressed his sorrow at the accident that occurred in the Canadian city on Monday morning:
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 14, 2017
The fatality on the Fox film saw production shut down… Read
‘Walking Dead’ Stuntman John Bernecker Dies From Injuries In On-Set Fall
John Bernecker, the stuntman who suffered massive head injuries in a fall Wednesday on the set of The Walking Dead, has died at Atlanta Medical Center.
The death was confirmed to Deadline by Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk, who said Bernecker died of blunt force trauma at 6:30 PM ET on Wednesday. A source at the hospital told Deadline earlier that Bernecker had been placed on a ventilator while his family made arrangements.
Bernecker’s family has agreed to… Read
‘The Walking Dead’ Halts Production After Stuntman Badly Injured In On-Set Fall
UPDATED with SAG-AFTRA statement: Production on Season 8 of AMC’s The Walking Dead has been halted temporarily in the wake of a stuntman suffering life-threatening injuries in an on-set fall.
"We are saddened to report that John Bernecker, a talented stuntman for The Walking Dead and numerous other television shows and films, suffered serious injuries from a tragic accident on set," AMC said in a statement today. "He was immediately transported to an Atlanta hospital, and… Read
SAG Records Dispute Claim That Stuntwoman Worked While Receiving Disability Pay
Leslie Hoffman has been battling the SAG Pension & Health Plans for years, fighting for the benefits she earned during her long and bruising career as one of Hollywood's top stuntwomen. After she became disabled and unable to work in 2002, she began collecting SAG disability pension benefits. But after a slipshod investigation, the plan trustees determined that she had worked and held herself out for work while collecting those benefits and ordered her to repay… Read
‘Hawaii Five-O’ Stunt Double Sues CBS & Others After Being Hit By Car During Filming
A stunt double for Alex O’Loughlin’s Steve McGarrett character on Hawaii Five-O is suing CBS Corp., CBS Studios and a number of production companies over an on-set accident in which he was hit by a car. Among the allegations is that a key stunt “personnel who had safety responsibilities” was under the influence of pain pills at the time of the incident.
Justin Sundquist has doubled for the Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes in Captain America: Civil War and done stunts for… Read
AMPTP To Stuntwomen: If You See Something, Say Something
Although she’s neck-deep in negotiations for a new WGA contract, AMPTP president Carol Lombardini wasn't too busy Wednesday to fire off a letter to veteran stuntwoman Julie Johnson, who's been fighting a one-woman campaign to put an end to sexual harassment of stuntwomen and to stop the long-running practice of stuntmen doubling for actresses.
In January, Johnson, the former stunt coordinator on the Charlie's Angels TV show, met privately with SAG-AFTRA president… Read