California Legislates New Rules for Firearm and Production Set Safety | Insights

The tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of "Rust" in October 2021 led studios and labor representatives to immediately commence negotiations with respect to safety protocols on film and television sets. On July 10, 2023, Governor Newsom signed S.B. 132, which in addition to extending California's tax incentive programs – discussed in this earlier post – included long-awaited language addressing set safety from a previously proposed bill, S.B. 735....
By: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP