More than $210K raised for cinematographer shot by Alec Baldwin

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More than $210K raised for cinematographer shot by Alec Baldwin

A GoFundMe page has received more than $210,000 in donations for the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot dead by actor Alec Baldwin in a movie-set mishap last week.

The fundraising page, created by Local 600 of the International Cinematographers Guild, Hutchins’ union, sought to raise $10,000 for the 42-year-old married mom — but quickly blew that goal out of the water in just two days.

“Local 600 mourns the passing of Halyna Hutchins, a Director of Photography who died from injuries sustained on the set of ‘Rust’ in New Mexico on Thursday,” the page says.

Halyna Hutchins who died after being shot with a prop gun
Halyna Hutchins died after being shot with a prop gun.
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Locals and members of the local film community mourn the loss of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins
Locals and members of the local film community mourn the loss of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
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Russ Backers, a stagehand and welder in IATSE Local 33, lays down his union pin for the late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a candlelight vigil for her, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021
Russ Backers, a stagehand and welder in IATSE Local 33, lays down his union pin for the late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a candlelight vigil for her, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021.
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“Halyna is survived by her husband, Matthew, and her 9-year-old son. In memory of Halyna, Local 600 has set up this GoFundMe page to help raise funds for her family at this difficult time. We encouraged you to donate.”

As of Monday evening, 2,700 people had donated to the fund, with individual contributions as high as $3,000.

Hutchins was on the set of the upcoming Western when Baldwin, as part of a scene, fired a real gun being used as a prop and struck her in the torso, mortally wounding her.

A tribute is seen during a candlelight vigil for cinematographer Halyna Hutchin
A tribute is seen during a candlelight vigil for Halyna Hutchins.
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Santa Fe County Sheriff's deputy unit at the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set where an accident involving actor Alec Baldwin took place on Thursday October 21
Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputy unit at the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set where the fatal shooting accident involving Alec Baldwin took place, Thursday October 21, 2021.
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A candlelight vigil is held at IATSE Local 80 in Burbank, CA on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 for director of photography Halyna Hutchins who was fatally shot accidentally by Alec Baldwin on the "Rust" movie set at Bonanza Creek Ranch outside Santa Fe, N.M., on Thursday, October 21, 2021.
The movie’s director Joel Souza also was injured in the accident.
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Director Joel Souza, 48, was also struck and wounded.

Baldwin thought he had been handed a gun loaded with blanks — but was inadvertently given a weapon with a real bullet by Assistant Director David Hall, authorities have said.

The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the incident but has not announced any charges in the case.

Union members had walked off the set of “Rust” before the shooting to protest its working conditions, including “poor gun safety.”

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