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Benefit concert for Ga. filmmaker who died on set
Benefit concert for Ga. filmmaker who died on set

(WXIA) -- Sarah Jones makes up the fabric of new Hollywood. She had a promising film career ahead of her -- until a tragic accident cut her life short.

Jones was hit by a train on the set of "Midnight Rider" near Savannah.

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Robert Wilson wasn't a part of that production, but he worked with Jones on her very first job.

"Just an incredible spirit, an incredible human being. She's somebody that came on the set and made the day better and I think that's why there's such a tremendous outcry," he said of Jones.

That outcry is spoken in the photographs from movie sets across the country. Her name is written in memory on movie slates from Hollywood to Peachtree City. Her memorial even appeared at the Academy Awards.

The photos are spreading on a Facebook page titled "Slates for Sarah." It's put her death in the spotlight within the movie industry. They'll come together Saturday for a benefit concert in Fayetteville.

"Not only the concert, but the show itself is going to be fantastic because a lot of movie people are doing it and we tend to do things a little bit bigger," Wilson said.

The benefit on May 31 features music by Collective Soul and a silent auction with items from "The Hunger Games," "Walking Dead" and "Drop Dead Diva."

Tickets are available from Thrive Entertainment.