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ICG to Hold Candlelit Walk and Memorial for Sarah Jones

This just in from the ICG Local 600.  Here is the press release:
LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2014 — The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) will hold a candlelit walk and memorial on Friday, March 7 for 27-year-old Sarah Jones, the assistant camerawoman who was tragically killed on February 20, while on location in Georgia. Starting at the Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles at 7:00pm, Local 600 members will join fellow union and guild members and members of the production community in a walk to the memorial service at ICG’s national offices, 7755 Sunset Boulevard.
Sarah’s parents, Elizabeth and Richard Jones, will fly in from South Carolina to attend.
Steven Poster, ASC, president of the guild, said, “I hope that the lesson the industry takes from this awful tragedy is that there can be no short cuts in the workplace. A person’s life is infinitely more important than a production’s schedule or budget. Safety has to be the number one priority in our industry.”


Jones was struck and killed when a freight train crossing a 110-year-old trestle above the Altamaha River in Wayne County, Georgia smashed into a bed that was on the bridge for a dream sequence.  The production, a biopic about Gregg Allman entitled MIDNIGHT RIDER was only on its first day of production.  Other crew members were struck by flying debris, and seven were hospitalized. However, most escaped the train’s path and and were uninjured, including director Randall Miller and lead star William Hurt.
Read more about it here: SOC To Honor Sarah Jones with Video Presentation at 2014 Awards

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