Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Midnight Rider

Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2016

A movie director was released from jail Wednesday after serving a year behind bars for the death of a crew member killed by a train during filming of a movie about singer Gregg Allman.

A Superior Court judge ordered former "...

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

A Georgia judge won't grant early release from jail for a movie director sentenced in the death of a camera assistant struck by a freight train while shooting a film about singer Gregg Allman.

Former "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller had asked...

Friday, Mar. 20, 2015

The director of an ill-fated movie about singer Gregg Allman said Friday that it's "ultimately my responsibility" that his crew ended up on a Georgia railroad bridge in the path of a freight train that killed a camera assistant.

"Midnight Rider"...

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015

A third filmmaker was sentenced to 10 years of probation Tuesday for her role in a train collision last year that killed a young camera assistant and injured six other crew members, allowing prosecutors to close their final criminal case in the incident that...

Monday, Mar. 9, 2015

Steven Poster, ASC, president of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600), issued a statement on the plea deal which averted a trial involving three defendants--director Randall Miller, his wife and business partner Jody Savin, and executive Jay...

Monday, Mar. 9, 2015

A year after a freight train plowed into crew members for a movie about singer Gregg Allman, killing a young camera assistant, the film's director was sentenced to two years in jail Monday as part of a plea deal.
In a rare case of a filmmaker...

Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015

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...

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

An assistant director on an ill-fated Gregg Allman biographical movie will stand trial separately from three of her bosses charged in a deadly train crash in southeast Georgia, prosecutors told a judge Thursday.

"Midnight Rider" director Randall...

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Authorities broke a promise to grant a filmmaker immunity from prosecution when they charged her with crimes in a fatal train collision during shooting of a movie about singer Gregg Allman, the woman's attorneys said.

Hillary Schwartz was working as...

Friday, Jul. 18, 2014

Two filmmakers charged in a train collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Thursday her death "will haunt us forever." But they insisted they committed no crimes that put their crew in harm's way....