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Hundreds Gather for Candlelight Vigil to Honor Sarah Jones

7 March 2014 7:35 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nearly 1,000 people gathered on Sunset Boulevard on Friday for a candlelight vigil to honor Sarah Jones, the camera assistant killed on Feb. 20 in a train accident on the set of “Midnight Rider.”

Jones’ death has triggered a campaign to improve on-set safety, and led to the inclusion of a portrait of Jones on the Academy Awards on Sunday and vows from some union officials to press the issue.

The candlelight vigil went from the Directors Guild of America to the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600, a few blocks away.

“No one’s daughter, no one’s son, should ever have to die making a movie or TV show,” said Jones’ father, Richard, told the crowd at a gathering in the parking lot of the Cinematographers Guild afterward. Jones’ mother, Elizabeth, stood by his side. He pointed to several in the crowd and said, “You are Sarah Jones,” reflecting the way so »

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