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Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019
A railroad owner settled a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed in 2014 when a train slammed into a crew shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman, ending the company's appeal of a $3.9 million jury verdict.
Chatham County State Court records show CSX...
Monday, Jul. 17, 2017
A railroad owner must pay $3.9 million to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad trestle in 2014, a jury decided Monday in a civil verdict that found the company shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was trespassing.
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...
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015
The father of a film worker killed by a train during shooting of a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Tuesday that granting the film's director early release from a two-year jail sentence for involuntary manslaughter would send a message "that Hollywood gets a...
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.
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
Director Randall Miller of Gregg Allman Film "Midnight Rider" Pleads Guilty In Train Crash Death; Sentenced To 2 Years Behind Bars
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...
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...