Gregg Allman film production to resume in L.A. | News
Filming for the Gregg Allman biography, "Midnight Rider," is scheduled to resume in Los Angeles this spring after a fatal train accident halted production in Georgia earlier this year.
That's according to a statement on the website of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the film-technicans' union that is working on the film.
In February, a camera assistant died during filming in Jesup, Georgia on the first day of filming. The crew was shooting a dream sequence on a railroad trestle near Jesup, when a train came across the bridge, killing Sarah Jones, and injuring several others.
According to Variety.com, crew members were released, but were told they would be called back sometime in the future.
The union statement, from International Vice President Michael F. Miller Jr., says they were contacted recently by the Midnight Rider production company, Unclaimed Freight, about work resuming in Los Angeles in June.
"We have expressed our obvious concerns regarding this production starting again," Miller wrote. "The company did not ask for permission and was not granted permission to restart production."
He said the union has asked "for clearances from any and all governmental agencies and/or police agencies that are investigating this company and the individuals involved."
The union is also asking for proof of insurance on the production, and for a set medic and set safety officer.
"The production has also been informed, in no uncertain terms, that the Union presence on this production will be significant," the union says.
We could not reach Unclaimed Freight for comment.
The film will show Allman in both his early years and later in his career. William Hurt will portray the older Allman.
Earlier reports said some of the filming might happen in Macon.