A social media campaign to pay tribute to
To honor Jones, her friends and family have launched a "Slates for Sarah" social media campaign, prompting crew members to post comments and pictures of Sarah's name written on film slates on Facebook and Twitter.
A "Slates for Sarah" Facebook page already has drawn more than 17,000 likes with photos and comments coming from crews across the nation, as well as Canada, Spain, Italy and Puerto Rico.
Crew members of the "Hoke" FX pilot shooting in Miami posted a photo of themselves holding up a slate with Sarah's name on the clapper.
"I was moved to tears last night by the outpouring of love and support in the pictures of slates,'' wrote one former script supervisor. "I woke up with Sarah on my mind."
The Facebook page also includes a link to a petition calling on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize Jones in this weekend's Oscar In Memorium tribute. (A spokesperson for the Academy did not respond to a request for comment.)
Supporters also took to Twitter to pay their respects.
Meanwhile, members of the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600, took to wearing black arm bands in a show of solidarity.
"This is an issue that needs to be talked about and needs to be brought out in the open because it was something that was completely avoidable," said Steven Poster, president of the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600.
The guild plans a candlelight vigil in Los Angeles next week following a memorial service for Jones in Atlanta this weekend, he said.
"We need to come together as a family and mourn this," he said.