‘Midnight Rider’: ‘We Are, Sarah Jones’ PSA Highlights Safety Awareness

The Feb. 20 on-set fatality that claimed the life of Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, has continued to inspire the Hollywood community to seek increased awareness of safety issues.

The latest effort is a two-minute “We Are, Sarah Jones” public service video with a wide variety of actors and below-the-line crew members. None of the participants speak — instead, they simply hold placards with slogans such as “We are Sarah,” “Safety for Sarah,” “Slates for Sarah” and “Never forget, Never Again.”

Participants include Nina Dobrev, Paul Dano and sister Sara Dano (a set costumer), Wendi McLendon-Covey, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Heather Locklear, director Jake Scott, producer Jennifer Brooks, Sam Underwood, makeup artist Micah Laine and second A.D. Casey Madigan.

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  1. valerie says:

    What a great short video about awareness.Great job everyone involved!

  2. Frank Flavin says:

    I am a location scout/still photographer in Alaska. When I get a call for location scouting my first priority is SAFETY. If the the shot is risky it is not worth it. PERIOD !

  3. Meg Conway says:

    The film industry, and its most vulnerable, people like Sarah, also need to know about the state of North Carolina, and an archaic common law that some unethical corporations take advantage of to try to avoid liability, which in my case was Biltmore Farms Jack Cecil CEO (Vanderbilt descendent) and their insurer, Hartford Insurance, Liam McGee CEO (former BofA CEO).
    Please read about what these two corporations did when Biltmore Farms created a hazard on it’s property which caused my injury, permanent disability, and inability to work. They worked with Hartford Insurance to avoid medical expense coverage, provided no loss of income coverage, and provided no coverage for pain and suffering.
    My NC nightmare shouldn’t have happened either, but here the nightmare continues after the injury by those who caused it and their insurer.
    Please don’t choose to film here without reading the details on my Change.org petition. Here in NC safety is only an option when corporations and their insurers have no corporate conscience or humanity and refuse to take responsibility for their negligence.
    Here is the link to change.org and my petition http://chn.ge/1fhM4si
    Meg Conway, Asheville NC

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