Panel Event: Thursday Sep. 18, 2014 @ 6:30pm
The tragic on-set death of Sarah Jones, the 27 year-old camera assistant who was struck and killed by a freight train during production of Midnight Rider last February, sparked criticism of on-set safety procedures and raised questions about the precautions producers need to take before cameras roll.
Who is in charge of keeping everyone safe? What should you do if you or a crew member are injured on a set? Find out what changes have been mandated to improve conditions nationwide. You can’t afford to miss this informative panel that will help you improve safety on any film, commercial or television set.
Liberty Dwyer has worked in academia, entertainment (events, film, music, television and sports), finance and hospitality. Presently, she is Insurance & Risk Management Analyst for New York University’s film programs worldwide. She works collaboratively with the Tisch School of the Arts to develop risk management requirements and identify solutions for operating productions. She conducts interviews with film students and production supervisors to define the scope of the production, identify risks and develop safety strategies. She coordinates activities related to safety performance goals for approximately 800 student film productions annually and manages claims data to evaluate losses and mitigate future risks.
Karen Mobley is a NYWIFT member who was injured on a film set when a piece of lighting equipment fell on her. Originally from Detroit, Mobley started her career as a dancer, touring with the Detroit City Ballet Company, before moving to New York to study dance with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. Mobley went on to dance with the Alfred Gallman's Modern Dance Company and the Nanette Bearden Dance Company. As an actress, Mobley's credits include Law and Order: SVU and the movie Double Platinum starring Diana Ross. She served as the chairperson of the New York Dancers Committee of the Screen Actors Guild, and has produced plays and independent films in New York.
Stephanie A. Perry is the Director of Theatrical Contracts at SAG-AFTRA where she oversees the administration and enforcement of film entertainment contracts in the New York area. Prior to joining SAG-AFTRA, Perry worked for such conglomerates as 4 Kids Entertainment, Marvel and Pfizer. She is an attorney and an active member of the New York Bar since 2000.