1:15 Happened at Bonanza Creek. Imogene Hughes 'the queen of the Western movie sets' was the owner a dear friend of J. Sanchez 2:25 in the business over 60 years-never had an incident 3:21 gross negligence 5:21 half the crew was sleeping on the ranch...
1:15 Happened at Bonanza Creek. Imogene Hughes 'the queen of the Western movie sets' was the owner a dear friend of J. Sanchez
2:25 in the business over 60 years-never had an incident
3:21 gross negligence
5:21 half the crew was sleeping on the ranch due to no time to travel to hotel
5:50 the armorer-she's going down first then it's on the AD then after that Baldwin. He can't play the 'I'm just an actor in this thing'.
6:51 he should have checked the weapon
8:40 The director is the linchpin and nobody's talking about it
9:27 they brought in it seriously under experienced armorer on a show that is going to be using shit tons of weaponry...on top of that...they gave her two other titles
10:52 this thing was bound to happen. They're cutting too many corners. This is just the most extreme. This is the most extreme thing, but something was gonna happen.
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gross negligence and that's a that's a legal term like you literally had to know better and we've proven it. It was just bad from day one lacks a daisy sketchy on the investment. Let me tell you who's in trouble here. He knew people were complaining, she's gonna go down first. Okay, then it's on the ad. He's going to go down next they hired this young girl that did not nearly qualified to be running all that and then gave her three titles to be cheaper on top of that, and he's getting sympathy right now cuz he was hit but I'm going to tell you right now. So he's the linchpin in all this, she should have been checking her shit. It's the investment method. It's the investment model that's causing this.
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Jeff Sterns connected through cars, if they're bigwigs we'll have him on the show. And yes, we'll talk about cars and everything else. Here he is now, Jeff Sterns.
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You have a movie studio. Yeah. Scaramanga?
Unknown Speaker 1:02
No that's the movie ranch. Yeah, and then on property, we have stuffs got a manga Scaramanga. Francisco's got a Manga The Man with the Golden get
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connected to the ranch where all this rust Baldwin stuff,
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the rusting. Yeah, that's it that happened at Bonanza Creek. I'm a gene Hughes, who was the owner, a dear, dear friend of mine, I love to say this lady was 86 years old. Right? skinny as a rail. beehive, hair cut in gray hair that was twice her size. I say I was in love with this woman. I was in love with her. Right? She She really took me in under a wing and was showing me how to do the whole movie ranch stuff. We'd have midnight pizza once a month over at her place. She's just a godly, wonderful person who like knew everybody on you know, like Ron Howard. She called Ronnie. Oh, Ronnie was here, blah, blah, blah. They all love this lady. She's got the largest movie ranch and most historic in New Mexico. It's 2500 acres Bonanza Creek. It's got like seven dependent sets. And it's it's fantastic. We're small. By all comparison. We're only 25 acres. But we own a canyon that nobody else owns. Right. But wonderful people. I'm a gene sadly passed away two weeks prior to this incident with the Alec Baldwin incident. And you know, in the end the dam going like this sadly, I mean, thank God, she missed it. Yeah, cuz I don't think she handled it very well. I mean, they've been in the business for over 60 years in the movie ranch business, and never had an incident. Right? Never. But then this happens, right? And I did a bunch of streaming interviews for folks that you know, because we're close to it, and they find out I'm a producer, what are my thoughts? All things being true? And of course, that's what we're finding out is all things are true. Right? There can be no better poster choice poster child for gross negligence than this film. I mean, Jeff, you may know this, maybe not so legally speaking, right. In legal terms, the two highest hardest things to prove. In court. Okay. So when people go oh, my see you for fraud bla bla bla, you hear that a lot? Right? Well, good luck. Fraud is one of the hardest things you can sue for. That's like it is a high threshold to prove fraud. The other one is gross negligence. And that's a that's a legal term, not just negligence, willful negligence, anything like gross negligence. That means like you literally had to know better and we've proven it right, this film and I hear I know from insiders because correspondents were when one big happy film industry here right this thing was the poster child for this thing. It was just bad from day one lacks a daisy sketchy on the investment. This 501 C three types of investments that are now like all the rage in Hollywood, which are really just a write off, right for people who want to maximize an investment. Right? The Jews got it, they got a down, Jews got it down. That's why they make well in in, in film, they got it down. I invest in 10 only need to hit on one. But I'm gonna literally watch nine investments burn up like a hot wing, right? But this new 501 C three investment in film, which is this new way of people being able to put money into film, right so that they can basically take it so that it's not taxed, and all this sort of stuff.
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So this isn't using a charity entity or shell yet using a charity type
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entity, which I find anytime you get. I won't touch anything that that even breeds charity, right? Because people manipulate that all the time. And if you do get caught, it's going to beat you're going to go to jail. Right? But this film was done that way. Right? So it's a it's a whatever $2.5 million film which really means it's 2 million. Okay? 500,000 is burning off to producers, right? But this thing these guys, boy, they literally did not hire the worst people, the cheapest people, their film crew walks off that morning. Thank God for those folks. Right? They literally walked off the set because of the, the, you know, being dubbing cheap on everything. Right half the crew was sleeping on the ranch because they didn't want to drive 15 minutes after getting off at like 1230 at midnight and having to come in at four in the morning. They didn't want to drive to Albuquerque was promised places in Santa Fe, and they didn't get it. And so they just sleep there. Right. And finally the camera crew had enough and they quit. Right? And let me tell you who's in trouble here. Everyone. Okay, a lot of this focus is on the the armor. Okay, she's going to go down first. Okay, then it's on the ad. He's going to go down next. Okay. And then after that there's Baldwin's right in there. He's he can't play the I'm just an actor in this thing. Right. and executive producer by title. He co wrote the thing, right, he's in, he's involved in all the day to day he is the ground level executive producer, right, aka showrunner. But in film, right? So none of this. It's not like this stuff is a surprise. He knew people were complaining. He knew people were upset. He knew people weren't getting to sleep properly. And then this accidental firing of the weapon a couple of times, they hired this young girl that did not nearly qualified to be running all that and then gave her three titles to be cheaper on top of that, right? So she's overwhelmed. Right? And he can't escape that. Or you can say you can play it off. While I was just the actor, I'm to pay. If he was just the actor, he get the lowest slap on the wrist. Because he'd say there's four people above me that should have known better, even though he should have checked the weapon. Right? He's the last in the line of this last time. He didn't do it. Right. But on top of it all, and then the one you're not hearing about yet is the director because the director was shot behind, you know, went through the cinematographer hit him. And he's getting sympathy right now cuz he was hit but I'm going to tell you right now, in a television series, most people don't know, in a television series, the director is not important. There are superflous title explained that, are you please explain for the audience, including me that doesn't wouldn't know what tell us why are okay. In television, the producers govern, right, where the controllers have the creative content and the vibe of the show and all this stuff in television, right? The director is literally a hired hand. Right there. They're just to orchestrate and get through this episode. Right? So you can have multiple episodes, you know, with, I mean, you can have a director, like if you were like all in the family or all these things, it was like a literally a new director for every episode. Okay, because the director doesn't call. They're literally just orchestrating it, right and keeping it organized, and we get through this thing. But who makes the creative call and the decisions is the producer level. Now, that being said, In film, it's just the opposite. In film, the most important person is the director, beyond the producers, the director is it's their vision and data Don, they make the call, okay? So there's impossible that all these negative things are happening in this anger with the crew, and they're walking off the off the set and then being told if they don't get off set, they're going to the cops are going to be called, you don't do that without the director setting that perspective in place, right. So he's the linchpin and all this, nobody's talking about it, because he's gaining, he's getting the empathy because he was shot. But I'm gonna tell you as this stuff flushes out, that guy is going to be back in this mix, because he is the quintessential top this right, then it would go down to the executives, the ground level executive producers, active producers, that would be Baldwin, right. So there's your there's your four people, right? You got Baldwin, you've got the director, you've got your ad, which just goes a ding dong, and then your armor, and I can't blame the armor. The thing is, people are so desperate to get in this industry. They take these rolls on, right. And I don't want to say I don't want to blame her. She should have been checking her shit. Okay. But what I'm saying is, they brought in it seriously under experienced armorer on a show that is going to be using shit tons of weaponry, right? And then on top of all the cheap asses, they gave her to other titles, didn't give her any assistance, right? That can help control all this stuff. Again, on a show that is using fucking weapons, she's overwhelmed. Now again, that's not an excuse. When you accept that job. Then you accept those terms then you you got to live up to them. But my point is, these shows are trying are being cheap. And it is it's not have had nothing to do with independent, independent film getting kicked in the ass right now I call independent. No, it's the investment method. It's the investment model that's causing this, right? These people are doing this investment model don't give an absolute crap about the quality of the show or what they're doing. They just want to get in as cheap as they can, hoping that something good comes out of it, so they can maximize their profits. It's not like when a studio is investing, or you got private investors in your film, and everything is rah, rah rah, we want this to be the greatest film ever. These are people that are these producers that they had. They're not real producers. They arguably say they are but they're not real producers that all they care about is the investment model and maximizing the money back to the investors under this model. But you know, this thing was bound to happen. They're cutting so many corners. This is just the most extreme. This is the most extreme thing, but something was gonna happen.
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This has been Jeff Sterns connected through cars
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