Sarah Jones Safety App is attempting to end unsafe working conditions for people in the entertainment industry.
Hollywood may not have enacted programs following the Sarah Jones tragedy. But, it did not stop the Pledge to Sarah organization to create an app to report unsafe working conditions.
According to Deadline, earlier this week the Pledge to Sarah organization launched a fundraising campaign to release a free safety app in honor of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant that was killed on the set of Midnight Rider earlier this year.
The app will allow for film and TV professionals to anonymously report unsafe working conditions. The organization was seeking $3,400 in funds to pay for development and hosting of the free app.
It was reported that the fundraising campaign reached their goal in only 3 and a half days on Indiegogo. According to reports, the Pledge to Sarah Organization plans to release the app for free by the end of August.
But, who is the organization working on the app? Deadline reports that the organization is a group of 10 diverse industry professionals interested in creating a safer industry.
The Pledge to Sarah group is comprised of 10 core working professionals in multiple departments of the industry from award-winning crew to PAs, many of whom belong to guilds and unions. The group has chosen to remain anonymous to keep the focus on their safety awareness efforts, which include ongoing initiatives to create and distribute safety awareness cards. Some knew the well-liked Jones personally; others were simply moved by her unnecessary death and are dedicated to spreading on-set safety awareness in the workplace, including previously established industry concerns over long and potentially unsafe work days that can lead to sleep deprivation-related accidents.
The filmmakers behind ‘Midnight Rider‘, turned themselves in to police earlier this year. Randall Miller, Jody Savin, and executive producer/unit production manager Jay Sedrish were all charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing by the Wayne Country justice system after a long investigation.
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