Randall Miller will serve a 10 year sentence in total.
Randall Miller, the director of the ill-fated Gregg Allman sag biopic Midnight Rider, has pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass and received a 10-year sentence. Miller will serve two years in Wayne County jail and the rest on probation.
Randall Miller will serve 2 years in prison and 8 years in probation
The trial concerned the death of Sarah Jones, a camera assistant killed a year ago on the set of Midnight Rider. The 27-year-old died when she was struck by a train while filming a sequence on a bridge over the Altamaha River. Miller has not received the proper clearance to shoot on the bridge.
Sarah Elizabeth Jones, 27, was killed on the set of 'Midnight Rider' in February.
Randall Miller and Jody Savin, the director and producer of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider, have pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges stemming from a death on the movies set. The husband-and-wife team were indicted along with executive producer Jay Sedrish after a camera operator was struck by a train and killed during production in February.
'Midnight Rider' is based on the life of Gregg Allman
Miller and Savin said in a statement that during more than two decades in film, they have always emphasized safety on set.
Three crew members of the Gregg Allman biopic 'Midnight Rider' have been indicted by a grand jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass relating to the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones during filming.
The director of Midnight Rider, Randall Miller, and two other crew members have been indicted by a grand jury for involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass following the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones whilst filming in February.
Midnight Rider is based on the life of Gregg Allman.
Sarah was working on Midnight Rider, a film based on the life of rock legend Gregg Allman, when she tragically died. The crew were filming a scene on a railway over the Altamaha River in Doctortown, Georgia when the incident occurred on February 20th. Sarah and a number of other crew members were instructed to carry a metal bed frame out on to the tracks for a dream sequence, according to the LA Times. Sarah was struck by a passing freight train whilst six other crew members were injured by the shattered metal bed frame.
Producers and directors need to consider lax safety as a risk to their own careers, say experts.
Since a camera assistant working on the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider died during the production and director Randall Miller was charged with involuntary slaughter alongside producers Jody Savin and Jay Sedrish, appeals for increased work safety in the industry have dominated the conversation.
Gregg Allman has distanced himself from the production.
Sarah Jones’ death was the most severe consequence of the lax safety precautions on set, but six other crew members were injured by a freight train in Georgia earlier this week. According to the LA Times, the train unexpectedly drove over a bridge the crew was filming on. Local authorities report that producers did not have permission to film on the trestle.
The Allman Brothers Band star said filmmakers had failed to meet production deadlines.
Gregg Allman has agreed to drop his lawsuit against the producers who were making a movie about his life until a freight train killed a member of the camera crew. The Allman Brothers Band star filed a lawsuit earlier this month against the producers of Midnight Rider, the biopic based on his memoir, My Cross To Bear.
Gregg Allman Has Dropped His Lawsuit Against The 'Midnight Rider' Producers.
Now, Allman has reportedly dropped his suit, according to THR, after he and the film producers having reached an out-of-court agreement. "We have come together and reasoned with one another," Allman's attorney David Long-Daniels told the judge, via AP.
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The Allman Brothers Band founder Gregg Allman is suing for production on the film adaption of his memoir to be ceased, following a fatal accident on set.
Rocker Gregg Allman is suing to cease production on ‘Midnight Rider,’ a film based on his best-selling memoir. The move is prompted by the recent tragedy, in which crew member Sarah Jones was killed during production. On February 20 production was suspended following an accident which killed Jones and injured seven others.
Singer Gregg Allman is suing to stop production on 'Midnight Rider'
The accident occurred when a train plowed into the crew, prompting to questions regarding the stringency of safety precautions taken. Allman is now suing to stop producers from starting filming again. The lawsuit was filed last week and explains that producers have told representatives for the singer that they intend to begin filming once again despite his clear dismay and objections.
To honor Sarah Elizabeth Jones, the camera assistant who tragically died in an accident on the set of Gregg Allman's biopic 'Midnight Rider', a petition has been created which requests her inclusion in the Oscars 'In Memoriam' segment.
A petition has been created in honor of a 'Midnight Rider' crewmember who died in an on-set accident last week.
The document, which has 31,247 signatures at this current moment, asks the Academy-Awards to add late camera assistant, Sarah Elizabeth Jones, to the 'In Memoriam' segment on Sunday (March 1st).
The 27 year-old was involved in a fatal accident last Thursday (Feb 20th), when she was struck by a freight train while working as a second camera assistant on the Gregg Allman biopic, 'Midnight Rider'.
The tragic event has raised concerns as to the company's permissions
Sarah Elizabeth Jones, aged 27, has been struck by a freight train and killed while working as a second camera assistant on the Gregg Allman biopic, ‘Midnight Rider’.
Midnight Rider is the Gregg Allman biopic currently being filmed
Confusion has arisen as to the access permissions of the crew regarding their presence on the track Open Road Films, Unclaimed Freight and the Meddin Studios film crew had permission to shoot 'Midnight Rider' near the railroad tracks, but they did not have permission to be on it, authorities said.
When Rick Hall opened up his record studio FAME Studios in the small town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, it became something of a rock 'n' roll myth when some of the finest music ever written began to pour out of it. Hits from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding became international, and Hall even managed blur the distinction between white and black a little as his all-white session group, The Swampers, became deeply respected among the funk and soul artists. After the session group separated themselves from Hall, some of them set up their own studio, the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and became the Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section. From here, musicians began to shine their brightest as The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan all left that town as legends as if enchanted by the beauty of Muscle Shoals.
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Muscle Shoals was just a town in Alabama with an extraordinary habit of producing some of the finest music in the world. It started out with Rick Hall and his FAME Studios, producing hits from the likes of Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Etta James. And not only that, even at the heart of racial distinction in America, he found the ability to join both black and white in unity over the love of soul music. Even after Hall's session group split up, some of them went to name themselves The Swampers, later becoming known as the Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section when they opened the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. From here came legendary tunes from The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. So just what was it that made Muscle Shoals the must-be place for artist in the seventies?
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The Crossroads Guitar Festival hit Madison Square Garden in April this year with tickets selling out in the blink of an eye. It's no wonder either, with some of the best guitarists in music history making up the line-up at the 2013 event including the Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Keith Urban, Gary Clark Jr., Vince Gill, John Mayer and, of course, festival organiser Eric Clapton. Clapton has been curating this event since 2004 with talent-filled festival taking place every 3 years in aid of the Crossroads Center Antigua - a private drug rehabilitation centre founded by the artist himself.