'Midnight Rider' Accident: Georgia Filmmakers Hosting Safety Seminar in Memory of Sarah Jones

10:10 AM PST 03/28/2014 by Hilary Lewis
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The two-hour event will address production safety issues and include representatives from IATSE and OSHA.

The death of Midnight Rider camera assistant Sarah Jones, who was struck and killed by a train during production on an upcoming Gregg Allman biopic, is continuing to inspire filmmakers to examine safety issues on set.

Two Savannah, Ga., organizations -- the Savannah Filmmakers and Savannah Women in Film and Television (SWIFT) -- are hosting a two-hour production safety seminar at the Coastal Georgia Center on Saturday.

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Members of the IATSE Local 479 and OSHA will be on hand for a panel discussion. There will also be a Q&A panel segment to address questions. Other panelists and presenters include the president and head of corporate affairs at Medient Studios, a transportation safety worker, marine and water safety coordinator and the head of the Savannah-area OSHA office.

The seminar will be moderated by actor-director David Harland Rousseau and camera assistant Rebecca Etheridge. More information is available on the event's Facebook page.

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