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.
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.
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.
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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.
March 5, 2006 |
IN "Bridge & Tunnel," Sarah Jones' solo Broadway comedy, a Mrs. Lorraine Levine kicks off the poetry slam proceedings with a senior citizen jeremiad. Her hand fumbling with reading glasses, she prefaces the poem by recalling the anti-Semitism faced by her immigrant parents. "Thank God, times have changed," she says, "It may not be perfect, but we live in the best country in the world. Here in America we have freedom to say what we want, be what we want, to decide what happens in our country.
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.