“WHY??? and NO!” and “Disgusted and fuming” Julie tweeted earlier today, along with a link to The Hollywood Reporter story reporting that Midnight Rider has plans to resume production in Los Angeles in June. A producer from Unclaimed Freight Productions, the production company making the film, contacted the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) to inform them of plans to resume the project. Pre-production is scheduled to begin in a few weeks.
In a message to its members, IATSE’s Michael F. Miller, Jr. wrote: “IATSE will require that the production comply with all deposit requirements of the Low Budget Agreement, provide proof of all required insurance and have a set medic and safety officer on location … The production has also been informed, in no uncertain terms, that the Union presence on this production will be significant.”
Sarah’s death has raised serious questions and calls for reform in industry practices for on-set safety. Additionally, an investigation has been launched into the incident. The sheriff’s office investigating Sara’s death is schedule to present its findings to the district attorney next week. From there, the two sides will decide if any charges should be filed. State and federal authorities are also investigating the incident.
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