Hollywood watching as 'Midnight Rider' trial zooms in on film set safety

March 9, 2015 2:00 AM

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A trial focusing on film set safety and criminal liability is scheduled to open Monday in a small town in Georgia, attracting intense interest from Hollywood.

Three executives of an independent film company based in Pasadena, Calif., face charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass stemming from the Feb. 20, 2014, death of an assistant camera operator struck by a train during filming on a railroad trestle in rural Georgia.

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