• An indictment was handed down for the producers of the Gregg Allman biopic, Midnight Rider, following the February 20th death of camera assistant Sarah Jones while on location Georgia. The cast and crew had been shooting a dream sequence on an active railroad trestle when Jones was killed with six other crew members injured as the train flew through down the track. On July 3rd, a grand jury in Georgia indicted director Randall Miller, along with his wife, producer Jody Savin, and executive producer Jay Sedrish on involuntary manslaughter charges -- with all the defendants facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
  • Sarah Jones’ father, Richard Jones along with his wife Elizabeth and their family, have served up a civil suit against the producers and companies surrounding the project -- including Allman, who is listed as an executive producer on the now indefinitely scrapped feature. Jones spoke to The Los Angeles Times about the indictments, saying, “Elizabeth and I are comfortable that the authorities were both careful and meticulous in investigating and bringing charges related to the incident that took our daughter's life. We must allow the criminal justice process to proceed unhindered. Our mission remains the same: to ensure safety on all film sets. Safety for Sarah."