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March 2, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
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.
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March 21, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
The film crew walked out on the old railroad trestle high above Georgia's Altamaha River, then placed a metal-frame bed on the tracks for actor William Hurt. The plan called for Hurt to lie on the bed in a dream sequence for the film "Midnight Rider," in which he plays rock singer Gregg Allman. Two trains had already crossed the bridge that day, and the crew was told no more were scheduled, hairstylist Joyce Gilliard recalled. Then a train came barreling toward them. "We all ran for our lives," Gilliard said.
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February 28, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
At least 500 film industry workers gathered in West Hollywood on Friday night to pay tribute to Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old assistant camerawoman killed on a film set last month in Georgia. Hundreds of union members walked along Sunset Boulevard from the Directors Guild of America building to a parking lot behind the headquarters of the International Cinematographers Guild, where they held candles, and watched videos of Jones' life on two large video screens. Several wore T-shirts with the messages: "We're all Sarah Jones" and "Never Forget.
SPORTS
October 9, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1988
Sarah S. Jones has been unanimously elected presiding judge of the West Orange County Municipal Court for 1989, and Marvin G. Weeks was selected to serve as assistant presiding judge. Jones received her law degree from USC, as well as a master's degree in public administration. She clerked for the Orange County district attorney's office while in law school and after graduating worked as as a deputy district attorney.
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September 18, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
"Bridge & Tunnel," Sarah Jones' one-woman comedy show that was to have opened next week at the Brentwood Theatre, has been postponed. A spokesman for the producers said the L.A. engagement of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production, scheduled for Sept. 25 to Oct. 21, had been planned as the beginning of a tour, but that other elements of the plan "did not fall into place." Refunds are available at point of purchase.
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February 25, 2014 | By Richard Verrier and Saba Hamedy
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2005 | Charles McNulty
Sarah Jones Actor-playwright Arising out of the spoken-word scene, Sarah Jones, a 30-year-old theatrical hybrid (imagine Anna Deavere Smith crossed with John Leguizamo), makes labels like "playwright" and "actor" seem far too confining for her protean gifts. A solo performance artist who gives life to multicultural multitudes, she slips out of pigeonholes, both personal and professional, with the ease of a blindfolded Houdini escaping from an underwater safe.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2014 | By Richard Verrier and Saba Hamedy
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.
SPORTS
October 9, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2005 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
They come from everywhere, the immigrants who find their way to the boroughs of New York City, but they all seem eventually to converge in the person of the extremely talented writer-actor Sarah Jones. Jones, whose off-Broadway, one-woman show "Bridge & Tunnel" was a critical hit in New York last year -- a Broadway transfer is planned for this fall -- has a gift for not only mimicking dialects and physically evoking a wide variety of characters but also for giving them interesting things to say.
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February 26, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Though not technically an onomatopoeia, as its origins are in the Spanish word for pelican, Alcatraz, with its standing-stones line of tough consonants, has an undeniably sinister sound. That it also famously names the iconic island prison turned national park rising from the frigid, forbidding waters of the San Francisco Bay only increases the shiver value. So when Sam Neill, a man not short on shiver value himself, stares into the camera and says "Welcome to Alcatraz," you're certainly not going to argue with him. You're going to sit up straight, zip your lip and watch the darn show.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2012 | By Gerald Narciso, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In many ways, the scene on a cold and rainy day in Tsawwassen, Canada, looked like your run-of-the-mill murder. There was a trio of detectives who had arrived in a vintage forest-green Mustang. There was a dead body, of course. And the cops were after the usual suspects. Except these suspects were from a half-century ago — and all were inmates in one of America's most notorious prisons. The scenario seems puzzling until you realize that it's a story line in J.J. Abrams' new midseason show "Alcatraz," which is set to premiere Jan. 16 on Fox. The series' premise is that a group of Alcatraz prisoners who were supposedly dead have somehow returned to modern day and are wreaking havoc on the streets of San Francisco.
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