March 3, 2014 |
The Oscars' annual "In Memoriam" tribute included images of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Walker and James Gandolfini, as well as Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who died Feb. 20 in Georgia after being struck by a train during preproduction of "Midnight Rider," a biopic of musician Gregg Allman. Jones' name and photo briefly appeared in an onscreen banner just after Bette Midler finished singing "Wind Beneath My Wings," a performance that accompanied the four-minute montage of photos of notable movie industry figures who died in 2013 and early 2014.
March 2, 2014 |
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences included Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was killed on the set of "Midnight Rider" a little more than a week ago, in the Oscars in memoriam tribute on Sunday. But just barely. Sources close to the academy told the Los Angeles Times last week that Jones would likely not be included in the slide show and said her name would be added only to an extended in memoriam list on the academy's website. OSCARS 2014: Full coverage | Complete list | Top nominees and winners However, Jones' photo and name appeared on the broadcast just before cutting to commercials following Bette Midler's performance.
February 28, 2014 |
A petition to include Sarah Jones, the camera assistant killed on a film set in Georgia last week, in the Oscars "in memoriam" tribute has so far failed to sway the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Two sources close to the academy said Jones would likely not be added to the "in memoriam" segment of the Oscars show. Instead, Jones' name is expected to be added to an extended in memoriam list on the academy's website, said the sources, who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the decision.
February 26, 2014 |
Production of the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" has been suspended after the death of crew member Sarah Jones , 27, who was struck by a freight train while filming in Savannah, Ga., last week. Unclaimed Freight Productions Inc., the Pasadena company producing the film, and Meddin Studios in Georgia, did not immediately respond to calls and emails for comment. But a person close to the crew confirmed the news to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday. Liz Biber, spokeswoman for Open Road Films, the film's U.S. distributor, declined to comment on reports that the company is pulling out of the film.
February 25, 2014 |
A social media campaign to pay tribute to Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who died in Georgia last week, has gone viral, drawing an outpouring of support from crew members around the world. Sarah Jones , 27, was struck and killed by a freight train Thursday during filming of the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" in Savannah. Seven other crew members also were injured in the incident. To honor Jones, her friends and family have launched a "Slates for Sarah" social media campaign, prompting crew members to post comments and pictures of Sarah's name written on film slates on Facebook and Twitter.
October 9, 2012 |
Sarah Jones, a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader, pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a 17-year-old former student while she was a teacher at a northern Kentucky high school. "I began a romantic relationship while he was a student and I was in a position of authority," Jones, 27, said Monday, her voice cracking during a hearing in Kenton County Circuit Court in Covington, Ky. Jones pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and custodial interference as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.