Savannah (2013) - News Poster

(2013)

News

Sarah Jones’ Family Awarded $11.2 Million in ‘Midnight Rider’ Suit

Sarah Jones’ Family Awarded $11.2 Million in ‘Midnight Rider’ Suit
A Georgia jury has ruled in favor of Sarah Jones’ family in its civil suit against Csx Transportation in connection with the camera assistant’s 2014 death and awarded them $11.2 million.

The state court jury in Savannah, Ga., decided unanimously to award the family nearly $2 million for pain and suffering and $9.2 million for the economic loss from Sarah Jones’ life, according a spokeswoman for the attorneys for the family. The jury also assigned Csx 35% of the fault.

Other defendants are production company Film Allman and Rayonier.

Related

Judge Rejects ‘Midnight Rider’ Director’s Suit Against Insurance Company

Jones was killed and six others were injured on the set of “Midnight Rider” outside Doctortown, Ga., on a railroad trestle above the Altamaha River after a train came down the tracks at 58 mph during production. The crew had less than one minute to evacuate the location and the train ran into a metal bed being used by the crew for
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Clint Eastwood's mint juleps 'n' murder epic is an easygoing pleasure. Kevin Spacey, John Cusack and a host of great performances guarantee interest, but maybe I have to go to the book to really understand what's going on. A solid 'A' for this one, Clint. The Savannah tourism board must bless you in their nightly prayers. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Blu-ray The Warner Archive Collection 1997 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 155 min. / Street Date September 27, 2016 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 21.99 Starring John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall, Jude Law, Alison Eastwood, Paul Hipp, The Lady Chablis, Dorothy Loudon, Anne Haney, Kim Hunter, Geoffrey Lewis, Richard Herd, Jo Ann Pflug. Cinematography Jack N. Green Original Music Lennie Niehaus Written by John Lee Hancock from the book by John Berendt Produced by Clint Eastwood, Arnold Stiefel Directed by Clint Eastwood

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Clint Eastwood
See full article at Trailers from Hell »

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan Reunite in New Ithaca Photo

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan Reunite in New Ithaca Photo
Once upon a time, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan were known as America's sweethearts. The duo first paired up on the big screen for 1990's Joe Versus the Volcano. They would also go onto appear together in 1993's Sleepless in Seattle followed by 1998's You've Got Mail. They haven't been seen together since that time. But that all changes with the upcoming WWII drama Ithaca, which brings a stirring reunion between the two lost and wandering soles.

Ithaca marks Meg Ryan's directorial debut after the actress took some time away from appearing in blockbuster romantic comedies. The movie is a coming-of-age tale for one teenage boy, and doesn't revolve around another loving relationship between the two former co-stars. In fact, the pair weren't seen together in the trailer that dropped last month. And they only share a fleeting few moments together on screen. Entertainment Weekly has a first look at this reunion.
See full article at MovieWeb »

Movie-Infused Ice Cream

How many ice cream parlors do you know that are decorated with memorabilia from a Hollywood film career? I’ve only encountered one, when I was attending the Savannah Film Festival the week before last: it’s Leopold’s, conveniently located next door to a 1940s movie theater now owned and operated by Scad (Savannah College of Art and Design), which puts on the festival. Leopold’s dates back to 1919, when three Greek immigrant brothers (George, Peter and Basil Leopold) opened the original establishment and learned their trade. The great songwriter Johnny Mercer grew up just a block away and was a...

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
See full article at Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy »

Meg Ryan Steps Out for Rare Red Carpet Appearance

Meg Ryan Steps Out for Rare Red Carpet Appearance
Meg Ryan made a welcome return to the red carpet Thursday night. The New York-based actress attended the Ithaca screening during the 18th Annual Savannah Film Festival at the Trustees Theater in Savannah, Ga. The coming-of-age movie is Ryan's directorial debut and stars her 23-year-old son, Jack Quaid, as well as Tom Hanks, Danny Jolles, Hamish Linklater, Christine Nelson, Alex Neustaedter, Lois Robbins, Sam Shepard, Robin Skye, Zachary Webber and Nick Williams. Appropriately, Ryan and Quaid play a mother and son. Ryan was also given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. During a Q&A after the screening, Ryan said the film was inspired by William Saroyan's 1943 novel The Human Comedy....
See full article at E! Online »

Songs on Screen: The Great Journey of Lonely Dreamers in America's Rainbow Trilogy

  • Hitfix
Songs on Screen:  The Great Journey of Lonely Dreamers in America's Rainbow Trilogy
Songs On Screen: HitFix recurring feature of tributes by writers to their favorite musical moments from TV and film. Check out all the entries in the series here. There are three great songs from American film, and they are all about rainbows. “Over the Rainbow,” “Moon River” and “The Rainbow Connection” – are the three most quintessentially American songs ever to appear on screen, sung by three quintessentially American characters; and all three stand apart as plaintive cries of lonely souls dreaming of someplace far away..”Waiting round the bend” ”where troubles melt like lemondrops” for “the lovers, the dreamers and me” The things these songs share tell you everything needs to know about the character of 20th Century America. The things they don’t share tell you everything you need to know about how that character changed as the era wore on. Let’s start at the top, and the very top it is.
See full article at Hitfix »

Cannes '15: Scad Alumni Premiere Oscar de la Renta Exhibition Film at Cannes

The Savannah College of Art and Design (Scad) has announced that the short documentary film, "Ovation for Oscar: An Exhibition at Scad Museum of Art," created by Scad alumni and students, is premiering at the Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival. The film will screen on May 21, in Palais F, at 11:30am and 1:30pm.

Oscar de La Renta was born on July 22, 1932 in the Dominican Republic. He was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and successfully led his own world renowned fashion house, as well as Balmain, from studios based in New York and Paris. He died on October 20, 2014.

Focusing on the first posthumous museum tribute to legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, the documentary chronicles the creation of the exhibition, “Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style,” as it was prepared exclusively for the Scad Museum of Art by Scad trustee André Leon Talley. The filmmakers also documented the making of the highly anticipated, soon-to-be-released Rizzoli book, "Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style," written by Talley and photographed in conjunction with the exhibition.

This intimate look behind the scenes reveals the nuances and sophistication of the demanding, deadline-oriented work of fashion photographers, white-gloved art handlers and discerning curators as they research, assess, mount and produce a major museum exhibition honoring the late designer, artist and cultural icon.

De la Renta’s friendship with Scad encompassed more than a decade. He was recognized as the first recipient of the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2001 Scad Fashion Show. Subsequent winners have included Tom Ford, Miuccia Prada, Vera Wang, and Marc Jacobs.

The film, told from the perspective of Scad student and former Oscar de la Renta intern Sloane Mayberry, features observations by fashion experts and others who worked closely with the late designer including Alex Bolen, CEO of Oscar de la Renta, LLC.

Scad President and Founder Paula Wallace notes, “This film, created by Scad students and alumni, comes full circle by celebrating the legendary designer who did so much to support our students and their careers. He was one of those rare spirits who was interested in everything and everyone, and his work is a beautiful reflection of a life fully lived.”

More than 60 unique de la Renta ensembles from the closets of First Ladies Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush; celebrities including Beyoncé, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Taylor Swift and Oprah Winfrey; and best-dressed women Anna Wintour, Mercedes T. Bass, Lynn Wyatt, and Annette de la Renta are revealed throughout the film and celebrated at the exhibition unveiling. In the film, close friends of the de la Renta family and special guests reflect on the late designer’s life, understanding of beauty, femininity and elegance, and his role as a mentor to future designers.

The 21-minute film was created by Scad film and television students and alumni: producer Tyler Reid (M.F.A. candidate); director Ryan Curtis (B.F.A. 2013); editors Hanny Purnomo Boyer (M.A. 2009), Craig Boyer (M.F.A. 2009) and Laura Minto (B.F.A. 2015) and director of photography Zach Graber (M.F.A. 2012).
See full article at Sydney's Buzz »

2015 Summer Movies Heading To Your Local Cinemas

The middle of Spring actually means a new selection of summer blockbusters to look forward to, and with a ton of big-budget films slated to come out within the next few months and beyond, the summer of 2015 looks like one to remember.

From the new Mad Max (which is already on our end-of -year top ten list event though we haven’t yet seen it) to Avengers, Poltergeists, male strippers, talking teddy bears, and a reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise, this summer’s trips to the theaters will be jam-packed with sequels and new tales. From May 1st right through to the end of August, some of the movies on our list could wind up on year-end “best of” lists or even receive some Oscar talk by December.

Grab your calendar, because Wamg has a rundown of this summer’s films we’re most excited about, so check them out below!
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

‘Midnight Rider’ Film Allman Contests Safety Citation In Federal Court

Lawyers for Film Allman LLC arrived in federal court today in Savannah, Ga to contest a safety violation and fine imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding the Midnight Rider set accident which resulted in the death of 27 year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones. The production company Film Allman, LLC was set up by director/producer/co-writer Randall Miller and producer/co-writer Jody Savin to film the biopic based on rocker Gregg Allman
See full article at Deadline TV »

'Midnight Rider' Trial: Jury Selection Begins Monday

'Midnight Rider' Trial: Jury Selection Begins Monday
Savannah, Ga. (AP) — Randall Miller had just begun shooting the Gregg Allman biographical movie Midnight Rider when the production turned into a nightmare — a freight train traveling 55 mph plowed into the director's crew on a Georgia railroad bridge, injuring six film workers and killing a young camera assistant. A year later, Miller is scheduled to stand trial along with his business partner wife and the movie's executive producer in a rare case of filmmakers being prosecuted for deaths on their sets. A jury in rural Wayne County will have to decide if the train collision that killed

read more
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

Top 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

I've already listed my top ten most anticipated blockbusters of the new year and now I'll take a look at the rest of the field as I've done my best to whittle things down to an even twenty films. So before you get in a huff that your favorite franchises aren't listed, just remember you can view all my anticipated blockbusters right here, I simply didn't know how to write the headline other than to just say these were my most anticipated movies without any further distinction. That said, I think I have a nice rounded list for you here. Obviously several from the major studios, but also a few overseas entries to spice things up. Plenty of Tom Hardy and Jake Gyllenhaal and a couple starring Rachel Weisz along with several of my favorite directors coming with new films for the new year. If you're wondering where films such
See full article at Rope Of Silicon »

Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2015 Preview Includes New Images From The Man From U.N.C.L.E. And Pan

For the second consecutive year, Warner Bros. Pictures International has exceeded the coveted $3 billion mark at the international box office. This benchmark comes on the heels of the release of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, which surpassed $400 million at the international box office this weekend and is still going strong.

Nine Warner Bros. Pictures films have exceeded $100 million internationally, topped by Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (with Paramount Pictures), which has taken in an astounding $467 million outside of the U.S. to date, and Godzilla (with Legendary Pictures), which has earned $327 million overseas.

Four titles – Doug Liman’s Edge Of Tomorrow (with Village Roadshow Pictures), Phil Lord & Christopher Miller’s The Lego Movie (also with Village Roadshow Pictures), and Noam Murro and Zack Snyder’s 300: Rise Of An Empire (with Legendary), along with the 2014 spillover grosses from The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

‘Midnight Rider’: Wrongful Death Defendant Claims Video “Manipulated” On ’20/20′

  • Deadline
Updated With ABC News Statement: Two weeks after shocking footage from the train that killed Midnight Rider camera assistant Sarah Jones was revealed on the Oct. 31 episode of ABC’s 20/20, railroad company Csx is hitting back against the Jones family lawyers. In a motion filed this week in the ongoing wrongful death case against Csx and over a dozen other defendants (read it here), Csx accused Jones’ lawyers of slipping the train footage to ABC News and asked a Georgia court to block any further evidence from going public pre-trial.

The 20/20 episode aired footage from a camera on the train that was heading from Savannah to Manchester, Georgia on the afternoon of February 20. The segment revealed that the locomotive needed a mile to stop, and began sounding its whistle 26 seconds before impact. Stars William Hurt and Wyatt Russell can be seen attempting to get to safety along with other crew
See full article at Deadline »

‘Midnight Rider': Open Road & Gregg Allman Dropped From Civil Suit

  • Deadline
The family of Sarah Jones said today that it has reached an agreement with Midnight Rider distributor Open Road Films and producers Gregg Allman and Michael Lehman to be dropped from their civil lawsuit over the death of the camera assistant on the set of the Allman biopic.

The news comes after lawyers for Open Road told a Georgia judge on Tuesday during a motions hearing that it was close to an agreement with Jones’ family. The hearing was continued to November 13.

“This [suit] is about the production and Open Road is a distributor — we only deal with things once the film is made, there is no reason for us to be here,” Open Road lawyer Marvin Putnam said following Tuesday’s hearing in Savannah. “And I think that is what the recordings and the papers will reflect.”

Said Jones family attorney Jeff Harris today in a release: “This firm was
See full article at Deadline »

‘Midnight Rider’ Motion Hearing Pushed As Open Road & Sarah Jones Family In Talks

  • Deadline
‘Midnight Rider’ Motion Hearing Pushed As Open Road & Sarah Jones Family In Talks
A motions hearing as part of the civil suit filed on behalf of Midnight Rider camera assistant Sarah Jones was pushed back this morning in Savannah, Ga, after lawyers for the film’s distributor Open Road Films revealed they were in talks with Jones’ family for a resolution that could come as soon as Tuesday.

Chatham County Judge Gregory Sapp continued the motions hearing to November 13 to wrap a hearing that lasted less than 10 minutes.

Among the key motions to be decided in the civil suit filed by Jones’ family against Open Road, landowner Rayonier Performance Fibers and a dozen others is whether Open Road and production entity Film Allman should be dismissed from the action. Open Road attorneys told Sapp this morning that the distributor and the family were in talks for a resolution, after which Sapp issued the continuance. No other motions were addressed.

Jones’ parents’ suit claims
See full article at Deadline »

‘Midnight Rider': 1st Assistant Director Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Criminal charges have been filed against Midnight Rider first assistant director Hillary Schwartz in the February 20 death of camera assistant Sarah Jones. Schwartz was charged September 10 with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass, the same two counts filed against director Randall Miller and producers Jody Savin and Jay Sedrish. Under Georgia law, a manslaughter conviction would carry a sentence of 10 years in prison. Criminal trespass is a misdemeanor and carries a potential sentence of one year.

This will come as no surprise to Hollywood’s production community, who understand that one responsibility of the 1st Ad is to help keep the crew safe on set. Schwartz was on set the day of the accident, though location manager Charley Baxter refused to show up because the production had not obtained permission to access the train tracks and made his opposition known to several crew members before the shoot.

In addition to Jones,
See full article at Deadline »

Update: Lawyer For Sarah Jones Family Slams Rail Company For Victim-Blaming

  • Deadline
Update, 4:00Pm: A lawyer for the parents of fallen Midnight Rider crew member Sarah Jones criticized rail company Csx’s attempt to deflect blame onto their daughter, the 27-year-old camera assistant who was killed in a February 20 train collision in rural Georgia. In a cross claim against producers Randall Miller, Jody Savin, and Jay Sedrish filed this week, Csx denied its own negligence in the accident, saying Jones “voluntarily exposed herself to risks” and failed to protect her own safety in the events leading up to the tragedy. She was killed and several other crew members were injured when a freight train barreled into equipment and a hospital bed that had been set up on Csx-owned train tracks on the first day of filming.

“Csx’s attempt to blame Sarah for causing her own death is, unfortunately, not surprising given the Defendants’ behavior to date,” said a statement issued by the Jones family lawyer,
See full article at Deadline »

Jaimie Alexander Films '.Broken Vows'

Actress Jaimie Alexander was spotted on the set of Broken Vows with costar Wes Bentley on Thursday.

Jaimie Alexander films 'Broken Vows'

Alexander was captured exiting her trailer on the La set, wearing a bathrobe. Elsewhere on set, Bentley, best known for playing Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games, walked around shirtless on the lot. Carrying a box of food, Bentley put his character's ample tattoos on full display.

In Broken Vows, Bentley plays a man named Patrick, who goes on a downward spiral after getting a rejection from a women named Tara (Alexander) he was hoping to seduce. Though he appears charming, Patrick is a troubled soul. Also starring in the film are Cam Gigandet, Alexandra Breckinridge and Matt Gerald. Bram Coopens is directing the feature from a script by Jim Agnew and Sean Keller.

Alexander, who shot to superstardom playing Sif in the Thor films, had
See full article at Uinterview »

Jaimie Alexander Films '.Broken Vows' With Wes Bentley

Actress Jaimie Alexander was spotted on the set of Broken Vows with costar Wes Bentley on Thursday.

Jaimie Alexander films 'Broken Vows'

Alexander was captured exiting her trailer on the La set, wearing a bathrobe. Elsewhere on set, Bentley, best known for playing Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games, walked around shirtless on the lot. Carrying a box of food, Bentley put his character's ample tattoos on full display.

In Broken Vows, Bentley plays a man named Patrick, who goes on a downward spiral after getting a rejection from a women named Tara (Alexander) he was hoping to seduce. Though he appears charming, Patrick is a troubled soul. Also starring in the film are Cam Gigandet, Alexandra Breckinridge and Matt Gerald. Bram Coopens is directing the feature from a script by Jim Agnew and Sean Keller.

Alexander, who shot to superstardom playing Sif in the Thor films, had
See full article at Uinterview »

Oz, international deals for The Reckoning

Writer-director John V. Soto.s crime thriller The Reckoning will be launched in Australia on September 4 by Selina Chong.s Sc Movies.

A six-screen release- three in Perth and one each in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane- is planned for the film which stars Jonathan Lapaglia as a troubled detective who hunts two runaway teenagers who hold video footage that identifies a cop killer.

Luke Hemsworth, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, Viva Bianca and Alex Williams round out the cast.

.We had offers from a couple of other Aussie distributors but Selina was definitely the most passionate and committed,. said Filmscope Entertainment.s Soto, who in May was named best director at the British Independent Film Festival, where The Reckoning had its world premiere.

Backed by ScreenWest and Lottery West, the film was produced by Filmscope Entertainment.s Deidre Kitcher, with Robert Lundberg, Roger and Kim Savill and Malcolm and Kate Rudd as executive producers.
See full article at IF.com.au »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites