The U.S. Department of Labor has cited the production company filming the Greg Allman biopic Midnight Rider, connected to the death of 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones in February. Jones was killed by a moving train during filming in Wayne County, Ga. Today, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the producers with one willful and one serious safety violation for exposing employees to hazards and recommended a penalty totaling $74,900. Eight other crew members were injured in the incident. READ FULL STORY
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When 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones was struck by a train and killed on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider in February, industry professionals hit social media to share their support for safety during filming. Months later, Midnight Rider filmmakers Randall Miller and Jody Savin were charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the case of Jones’ death, and on Sunday, both Miller and Savin turned themselves in to Georgia’s Wayne County Police Department before posting bond. But now, Miller and Savin’s lawyer, Don Samuel, has confirmed that both Miller and Savin have pleaded not guilty in the Wayne County Superior Court.
Miller and Savin put out their first public statement today through their attorney: READ FULL STORY
Rocker Gregg Allman has dropped his lawsuit against Midnight Rider producers, settling on an out-of-court agreement in the aftermath of a deadly accident on the film’s set.
On Tuesday, attorneys for Allman and film director Randall Miller’s production company Unclaimed Freight Productions appeared in a Savannah court, according to the Associated Press. They told a judge that they had reached an agreement just one day after Miller gave his court testimony regarding the fatal accident. READ FULL STORY
William Hurt has withdrawn from a bio-pic of southern rocker Gregg Allman that has been targeted with a boycott by Hollywood crew workers following the death of a camera assistant in February, his representatives tell EW.
“The show must go on” is a maxim that has been around for as long as there have been shows – a rallying call for casts and crews who lose someone in the midst of a production. But the opposite call to action – “The show must stop” — is being directed at Midnight Rider. READ FULL STORY
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