Richard and Elizabeth Jones unveiled a new public service announcement Monday at the Sundance Film Festival and spoke at a panel on film set safety. The new two-minute “Safety for Sarah” PSA includes a call for daily safety meetings and heightened awareness of safety issues.
The PSA, produced by supporters of Jones, directs viewers to PledgetoSarah.org and to download a set safety app.
“It’s time to take a stand,” says David Lynch in the spot. “To make safety a top priority,” says Jack Black. “If you see something, say something,” says Gina Rodriguez.
The PSA also includes Shemar Moore, Paul Dano, Heather Locklear, Thomas Middleditch, Nina Dobrev and more actors, as well as directors, grips, script supervisors and other behind-the-camera crew.
Jones was killed while she and several other crew members were filming a scene for “Midnight Rider” on railway tracks near Jesup, Ga. The producers did not have a permit to film on the tracks, according to track owner CSX.
First assistant director Hilary Schwartz, director Randall Miller, producer Jody Savin and executive producer Jay Sedrish have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass. The trial is scheduled to begin on March 9.
News of the new PSA was first reported by Deadline.com.