Sarah Jones (Source: South Carolina Film Council on Facebook)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
An online petition looking to grab the attention of the folks who hand out the Oscars hopes they can gather enough signatures to honor a 27-year-old former Columbia woman who was killed while filming a movie in Georgia.
Sarah Elizabeth Jones, a camera assistant, died when she was struck by a train last week while working on the Gregg Allman biopic, "Midnight Rider".
"Crew members are the unsung heroes of film and television production who work long hours and sometimes very dangerous conditions for the love of filmmaking," said the petition. "Sarah Elizabeth Jones was one of us."
The petition runs until Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. So far, it has garnered closed to 14,000 signatures and has already met several signature goals.