The producers of “Rust” are a rather motley bunch – a “motley groupAs The Hollywood Reporter called them this week. Five of the six were physically on set in New Mexico on the day of filming, according to the production team spokesperson. They were not, however, in the immediate area where Mr. Baldwin was rehearsing when he fired.
In addition to Mr. Baldwin, the producers in attendance include Ryan donnell smith, who is also chairman of Streamline Global and owner of Thomasville Pictures, a Georgian production company. Mr. Smith has several executive producer credits, which indicate financial implication, including one for “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” But “Rust” was only his second feature-length scripted as a full-fledged producer, according to IMDb Pro, an entertainment industry database.
Two other producers, Nathan Klingher and Ryan Winterstern, who have a company called Short Porch Pictures, have no previous credit as full producers. Both also hold jobs at Highland Film Group. (Mr. Winterstern’s father is Henry Winterstern, an investor, producer and corporate turnaround artist whose credits include the unsuccessful 2018 Sylvester Stallone vehicle “Escape Plan 2: Hades.”)
The fifth producer on set was Anjul Nigam, who helped Mr. Baldwin produce “Crown Vic”. Mr. Nigam has spent his career primarily as an actor, appearing intermittently as Dr. Raj in “Grey’s Anatomy” from 2005 to 2017.
To complete the production team: Matt DelPiano, who was previously Mr. Baldwin’s agent at Creative Artists Agency. Mr. DelPiano left CAA in 2019 become a partner of Cavalry media. Cavalry was founded a year earlier by Keegan Rosenberger, known in Hollywood for having served as a senior finance executive at Relativity, who collapsed in 2015 epically; and by Dana Brunetti, a fast lane hollywood character who has Oscar nominations for the production of “The Social Network” and “Captain Phillips” and who has previously had a manufacturing shingle with Kevin Spacey.
According to the “Rust” call sheet, Gabrielle Gherkin was directly managing the set the day Mr. Baldwin shot. Ms. Pickle is an executive producer, which is a subordinate but important role. Executive producers are typically involved in hiring and verifying key team members. Ms. Pickle works for a Georgia production services company called 3rd shift media. The company could not be reached for comment.