Weapons Safety Working Group - Chairpersons & Publications
Boland Production Supply
Ethan Gilson Entertainment
Rigging Services LLC
The working group held its first, landmark meeting in January 2023 to discuss how the project should move forward. During the discussion, the consensus body asked these questions: Should the working group create one large master document, or a series of smaller, more compartmental guidance documents, for
the gamut of weapons or weapon-like properties (props) used in entertainment event productions? Should the project cover prop weapons, such as those that look like firearms (whether capable of firing cartridges or not), edged weapons (e.g., swords and knives), and projectiles (e.g. arrows and darts)? Should the standard only cover weapons and weapon-like props used on or in proximity to stages, in motion picture studios, or on motion picture locations in the production of a staged or filmed event, or should it include weapons used off-camera when they are used for effects? The project scope will not cover weapons used by security forces or carried by audience members or staff for personal protection, nor will it cover weapons used in sporting events, such as bullseye pistol or fencing competitions. The goal is to eliminate injuries and deaths from weapons or weapon-like props used in entertainment productions, regardless if they are on-screen giving the appearance of being used as a weapon, or off-screen used as an effect.
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