Blog Posts in 2016

  • Film Set Accidents: Can You Sign Away Your Right to Sue?

    Given increased fears of liability throughout the entertainment industry, production companies often require crews – especially stunt performers – to sign liability release forms before beginning work. While the exact language of these forms varies, the basic gist of the releases is that the worker agrees to give up their right to pursue legal action for injuries during production regardless of ...
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  • Star Wars Producer Fined $2M for Harrison Ford 'Force Awakens' Set Injury

    The production company for the most recent Star Wars movie was ordered to pay nearly $2 million in fines relating to actor Harrison Ford’s gruesome leg injury, which occurred on the set. According to an article posted by CNN , Foodles Production Ltd, a subsidiary of Disney, admitted to violating two different British health and safety codes during production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at ...
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  • Source of Deadly Elizabethkingia Anophelis Outbreak Still Undetermined

    A bacteria, called Elizabethkingia anophelis , which rarely causes illness in humans, has been identified as the bacteria causing an outbreak of deadly infections in predominantly elderly patients at hospitals in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan since late last year. State health officials and the Centers for Disease Control are working to discover the source of the infections. There have been ...
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  • Stuntman Injured After Being Run Over on Set of TV Series "Shooter"

    A stuntman working on the set of the upcoming TV series “Shooter” has suffered serious injuries after being run over by a car while filming. According to an article published in the Los Angeles Times , the accident occurred just after noon on Wednesday, July 7 th , 2016, at Agua Dulce Airpark in Santa Clarita when film crews were shooting a gun battle, fight scene, and shots of vehicles driving ...
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