After reporting last week that the event was on for this fall, it is now delayed until 2011.
This past week, JAWSÂ© celebration event promoter Susan Sigel Goldsmith received the official response from Universal Studios to her request for permission to develop and promote â€˜Jaws35 : The Tributeâ€™ in fall of 2010. The request was denied for that time period. Universal indicated this denial was due to a new release for JAWS currently being scheduled in 2011. Sigel Goldsmith indicated it seems likely that permission would be granted for celebration timed with the new release in 2011, thereby creating an anticipated delay of roughly 6 months.
â€œWhile we are disappointed that we will not be able to deliver an event to the fans in 2010, we are overjoyed at the possibility of having Universal Studios involved in a way similar to JawsFest â€˜05â€, says Sigel Goldsmith who co-directed the event with the MV Chamber of Commerce in 2005. We will spend the next few days communicating with supporters who have been helping lay the foundation for the event and will be looking at how to use these extra few months to make the celebration a more compelling experience for those who come to Amity in 2011….
The talks with Universal to have this event as an official “GO” should be over in about a week!!! The scheduled dates for the event on Martha’s Vineyard are Sept 30, Oct 1 and Oct 2, 2010!!!
Save the dates, but HOLD off on getting airline tickets until the official announcement is made which (with fingers crossed) should be in about a week. They are also working on complete packages that will include event bracelets, transportation while on Island, and rooms at a variety of price points. These will be the â€œbest-valueâ€ deals.
The official site, which will launch upon approval from Universal, is atÂ http://www.jaws35.com and will come live as soon as talks with Universal are final.
Also, as the event is a tribute, they will be launchingÂ http://www.JawsTribute.com where you can post 2000 words about what the film has meant to you. They will be collecting these Web submissions over the months preceding the event and plan to compile them into books to give to the families, cast and crew as a memorial. You can work on your submission while they work on getting approval from Universal.