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Gregg Allman Biopic Death

Director and Producer Surrender to Police

7/15/2014 5:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news


"Midnight Rider"
director Randall Miller and the film's producer, Jody Savin, surrendered to police in Georgia following their indictment in the death of film crew member Sarah Jones in a freight train accident.

The two have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing for organizing a shoot on a trestle back in February. Jones, a camera assistant on the Gregg Allman biopic, was killed when the train unexpectedly smashed through the set.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department tells TMZ Miller and Savin each posted $27,000 and were released after about an hour.

The film's executive producer/unit production manager, Jay Sedrish, was also charged ... but has yet to turn himself in.


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The reason white people always turn themselves in is because they know nothing will happen to them. Go to the station, post bail... tada! Free as a bird. Truth.

64 days ago


This is a local story in Savannah. The movie people are saying they had permission to be on the tracks, the train people say no. Of course, they did not have permission to be there. Even Gregg Allman himself, who lives locally, pulled out of this movie. So now a woman is dead and 3 people are going to prison.

64 days ago

Unbroken Chain    

They are all just scared of the inevitable civil suit. No one is going to accept responsibility here

64 days ago

Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

They shouldn't be charged.

64 days ago

Sexy Stig    

Damn! Sucks to be them but if they did something reckless that cost a person her life, well, they better get ready to go to the prison motel for a long while.

64 days ago


Whether it be prison sentences or financial ruin due to the many civil suits filed against them, or both, these two are done in the Film Business.

Let this stand as a warning to ANY Producer or Production Manager who seeks to cut corners at the expense of the crew. We will no longer tolerate it. We have boycotted these two and their company, Unclaimed Freight Productions, and we WILL boycott you! If you choose to play footloose and fancy free with our safety we will shut you down in a New York Second.

The party is over. We've all had enough.

Christopher Markunas
IATSE, Motion Picture Studio Mechanics
Local #52
New York City

64 days ago


I thought that was Morgan Spurlock for a second.

64 days ago


Why are they making a movie about Gregg Allman?

64 days ago


Put these two in jail for a long time and it will teach other directors and producers to make sure you they a safe filming set. Hope they lose all of their personal finances too.

64 days ago


Charged with manslaughter and they post bail and get to go home! Must be nice to white!

63 days ago

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