'Slates for Sarah' campaigning to honor Sarah Jones, 'Vampire Diaries' crew member, during 2014 Oscars 'In Memoriam' segment
Hollywood is banding together to honor one of their own, and it's truly a beautiful sight.
Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant known for working on many movies and TV shows like "The Vampire Diaries," was tragically hit and killed by a train while working on the new Greg Allman biopic, "Midnight Rider," earlier this year.
On Thursday (Feb. 20), "Slates for Sarah" was born. The campaign, created by Jones' friends and families, began on Facebook, where her coworkers in the film and TV industry can post photos of their film slates dedicated to her.
The page "Slates for Sarah" already has over 18,000 likes and shows like "TVD," "Glee," "Supernatural," "The Mindy Project," "Castle," "Grimm," "Revenge" and many more have already posted heartwarming slate dedications to Jones.
But that's not all "Slates for Sarah" is aiming to achieve. Jones' friends are also petitioning to get the Academy Awards to include her in the "In Memoriam" segment during the awards show on Sunday (March 2). "Crew members are the unsung heroes of film and television production who work long hours and sometimes very dangerous conditions for the love of filmmaking," the petition reads. "Sarah Elizabeth Jones was one of us."
The petition has almost reached its initial goal of 13,000 signatures, and was recently updated explaining that the new objective is to acquire as many signatures as possible for submission to the Academy by Friday (Feb. 28) at 10 a.m. PT.
You can sign the petition here. Our thoughts are with Jones' friends and family.