The Pledge to Sarah app, designed to boost safety on film and TV sets in memory of Midnight Rider camera assistant Sarah Jones, is now available in the Mac and Android app stores as well as on the Pledge to Sarah website. It was created and crowdfunded by a group of anonymous production crew following the February 20 train tragedy that killed Jones and injured several other crew members. (via)
It’s no secret that working on film and TV sets is grueling and brutal — the long hours, the time spent on your feet, and sometimes, unfortunately, the dangerous situations you’re expected to put yourself in. If someone feels as though those in charge of production are taking risks at the expense of the cast and crew’s safety, there are ways to lodge a complaint, however, some may feel either afraid to step forward or like their words are falling on deaf ears.
The app, created by friends of Sarah Jones, gives users the ability to contact safety hotlines, access to CSATF Industry Wide Safety Bulletins, and upload evidence of and report excessive work hours all at a touch of a button, as well as anonymously if desired. (via)