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'Rust' movie budget and salaries revealed: What Alec Baldwin, the armorer, and crew were paid
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As the investigation into the fatal "Rust" movie shooting continues, the Western's lower budget and salaries for producers, actors, and the armorer have been revealed.
In a new report from The Hollywood Reporter star/producer Alec Baldwin, who shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza on the New Mexico set, was going to earn $150,000 as the lead and another $100,000 as a producer through his company, El Dorado Productions, according to a preliminary budget dated Sept. 8, 2021.
The independent drama was allegedly going to cost a total of $7,279,305 and just $7,913 was armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed's fee plus another $7,469 for "armorer crew."
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$17,500 was allocated for weapons rentals and $5,000 was the cost for rounds, per the report. Another $5,000 was slated for squibs (special effects explosives), per the report.