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    Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:27:01

    Allman Biopic Director and  His Producer Wife Released on Bail - They are charged in an on-set death

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    Director Randall Miller and his producer wife Jody Savin have been charged with involuntary manslaughter after the on-set death of a production team member while shooting Midnight Rider, the Gregg Allman biopic, in Georgia, this past winter. They turned themselves in and were released on $27,000 bail.

    Executive producer Jay Sedrish, who is also charged, has yet to turn himself in.

    Miller, Savin and Sedrish all face charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of Sarah Jones, 27. She was a camera assistant.

    In February, Jones was hit by a train and killed as the crew shot footage on railroad tracks in Georgia. Six other crew members, including a hair stylist, were injured.

    All three of the people charged face 10 years in jail if convicted of involuntary manslaughter, while the criminal trespass misdemeanor could land them in the slammer for a year.

    Production on the film, based on the memoirs of Gregg Allman, has since been paused. The musician himself also distanced himself from the project.

    What do you think of this situation?

    —Katie Sheehan
    07.16.14



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