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Hollywood of the South: Slates for Sarah


Hollywood of the SouthSarah Elizabeth Jones was a camera assistant for various TV shows and movies, and was frequently on set with the crew of The Vampire Diaries. The 27-year-old died on February 20th in a tragic accident when she was struck by a train on set of a movie she was filming about Gregg Allman’s musical career entitled “Midnight Rider”.

After her death, an outpour of support and sadness came her way, especially from those filming from The Hollywood of the South. Friends and family started Slates for Sarah, with film and television makers from around the world decorating their film slates in honor of what happened to her. Her Facebook page, here, has pictures of these slates, along with heartfelt messages like “Never again”, urging for more safety in filming, especially for those on the crew. The Vampire Diaries have been very vocal about this tragedy, as well. Nina Dobrev took to both Twitter

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and Instagram to share pictures and remember “Sailor Sarah”. Paul Wesley simply posted a picture of the slate bearing the same phrase. Ian Somerhalder, Steven McQueen, and Julie Plec also shared their words of sorrow. The Vampire Diaries Family have come together to mourn their beloved cast member and try to help spread the word of her untimely death that could have been prevented.

There is also a petition you can sign, here, which hopes to add Sarah Jones’s name to the list for the 2014 Academy Award Memoriam,airing March 2. It is tragic what happened to this girl who was so young, but the movement to make sets safer and raise awareness is important, and The Hollywood of the South is so happy to be apart of The Vampire Diaries Family, who is so willing to help. Thoughts to Sarah Jones’s friends and family in their time of need.

 

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