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‘MacGyver’ Stunt Coordinator Justin Sundquist Out Of Coma But “Not Out Of The Woods Yet”

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EXCLUSIVE: Injured MacGyver stunt coordinator Justin Sundquist has come out of a medically induced coma and was removed today from intensive care. The news comes a week after he suffered a serious head injury in Atlanta in a stunt fall from the back of a tractor trailer on the set of the CBS drama series. "He's not out of the woods yet," said veteran stuntman Spiro Razatos, a longtime friend of the family, "but he's out of ICU and knows what's going on. He's responding… Read

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Injured ‘MacGyver’ Stunt Coordinator Was Hired As Part Of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Accident Settlement

EXCLUSIVE: CBS TV Studios acknowledged to Deadline today that the hiring of Justin Sundquist as stunt coordinator of MacGyver was part of a deal settling his lawsuit over a 2016 injury he sustained on Hawaii Five-0. On Monday, he was hurt again, this time on a stunt that went wrong on the MacGyver set that left him in a medically induced coma with a traumatic head injury. Jeff Wolfe, who was replaced by Sundquist on MacGyver, warned his stunt crew in July that Sundquist… Read

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Feds Investigating ‘MacGyver’ Accident That Left Stunt Coordinator In Coma

EXCLUSIVE: The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating Monday's accident on the Atlanta set of CBS' MacGyver that left stunt coordinator Justin Sundquist in a medically induced coma. "OSHA has opened an investigation," Eric Lucero, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Labor, told Deadline. Sources say that Sundquist is showing some signs of improvement but remains unconscious. He was injured in a stunt that called for him to fall off the… Read

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‘MacGyver’ Stunt Coordinator Justin Sundquist Seriously Injured On Set Of CBS Series

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EXCLUSIVE: Justin Sundquist, who sued CBS Corp. and CBS TV Studios last year after being injured on the set of Hawaii Five-0, has sustained a serious head injury during a stunt on another CBS/CBS Studios series, MacGyver, which is shooting in Atlanta.. “We have learned about an injury to stunt coordinator Justin Sundquist that occurred late Monday on the set of MacGyver in Atlanta,” CBS TV Studio said in a statement to Deadline. “The production team is cooperating with… Read

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‘Bobby Brown Story’ Promotion Literally Lets Fans Inside Star’s Mind Through BET’s New York Art Installation

A few weeks after an appearance by Bobby Brown at TCA summer press tour raised questions about what was going through the singer’s mind, a new art installation will let fans find out for themselves. The immersive, interactive project from BET Networks and brand studio WP Narrative went on display Sunday at New York’s Harlem Week. It features a 30-foot replica of Brown’s head, complete with “iconic fade haircut.” A press release touting the promotion says it invites… Read

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Disney Imagineers Unveil Robot Capable of Aerial Stunts

Disney Imagineers who 55 years ago introduced the world to the concept of audio animatronics, in the form of singing birds in the Polynesian-themed Tiki Room at Disneyland, again are looking to the heavens for inspiration in the latest evolution of the technology. The company unveiled what its calling “Stuntronics figures,” robots who perform aerial maneuvers with precision. The Imagineers’ objective was to create a robot with an acrobat’s timing and reflexes. It’s all… Read

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‘9-1-1’ Stunt Coordinator Mark Vanselow On Coaching Actors Through Harrowing Season 1 Stunt Work

For Season 1 of Ryan Murphy's first responder procedural series 9-1-1, Mark Vanselow took on as much as any stunt coordinator could: an oceanic plane crash, apex predator attacks, bloody motorcycle wrecks and more. Learning Murphy's process while working on American Horror Story: Cult, Vanselow went into the producer's latest series as part of a large team of disaster manufacturers, collaborating closely in bringing each of its visual terrors to the screen. Joining forces… Read

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Jimmy Nickerson Dies: Veteran Hollywood Stuntman On ‘Rocky’, ‘Raging Bull’, & Dozens Of Others

Jimmy Nickerson, a veteran Hollywood stuntman who performed and/or coordinated stunts on more than 70 films and TV shows spanning 30-plus years, has died. He was 68. He died May 4, but no other details were available. A 1985 inductee into the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame, Nickerson’s long list of stunt credits includes Rocky, Rocky II, Raging Bull, Lethal Weapon, Gladiator, Waterworld, Fight Club, True Lies, Last Action Hero, Batman & Robin, Con Air, Volcano, Crimson… Read

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Stuntwomen Panel: Evangeline Lilly Says She Was Intentionally Injured While Filming ‘Lost’

Evangeline Lilly, who stars as the Wasp in Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp, revealed that she flayed the skin off both of her forearms during a stunt that went wrong several years ago on the set of Lost. "There were open wounds, pus-y and oozing," she said during a panel discussion Wednesday night on the Fox lot about women in the stunt business. "I looked like a mutant. My mom said, 'You'll never be able to wear an evening gown again!'" Lilly also made it clear… Read

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Evangeline Lilly, Deven MacNair Set For Panel On Discrimination Against Stuntwomen

Stuntwomen will take center stage at a panel discussion and networking mixer to be held at Fox Studio on May 16. The panel, which comes in the wake of recent reports about "wigging" – the age-old practice of stuntmen donning wigs and women's clothes to double for actresses – will address bias in the underemployment of women and people of color in the stunt industry. "I recently signed on to direct my first action film and when I started looking into female stunt… Read

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Cirque du Soleil Returns To Action After Tragic Death Of Aerialist

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Cirque du Soleil returned to performances on Friday in New Jersey, offering a tribute to the aerialist who died last month on stage. It was the first show since the March 17 accident that claimed the life of Yann Arnaud. The show, titled VOLTA, began with a tribute to Arnaud, the 38-year old aerialist who perished after falling about 20 feet to his death. The accident happened March 17 during an aerial straps routine in Tampa. New Jersey’s show was postponed in the wake… Read

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SAG-AFTRA Establishes “Standards And Practices” For Stunt Coordinators

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EXCLUSIVE: In a move to bolster safety and foster diversity and gender equality, SAG-AFTRA's national board of directors has established a new set of "standards and practices" for film and TV stunt coordinators. The move comes in the wake of two-stunt related deaths last year, and a growing outcry from stuntwomen about stuntmen donning wigs and women's clothes to double for actresses – an age-old practice known as "wigging." The union's contract with employers has long… Read