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Latest Info on ‘JAWS 35: A Tribute’ Event

After reporting last week that the event was on for this fall, it is now delayed until 2011.

The latest:

This past week, JAWS© celebration event promoter Susan Sigel Goldsmith received the official response from Universal Studios to her request for permission to develop and promote ‘Jaws35 : The Tribute’ 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.

“While 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 ‘05”, 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….

From 1/21/10:

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 “best-value” deals.

The official site, which will launch upon approval from Universal, is at and will come live as soon as talks with Universal are final.

Also, as the event is a tribute, they will be launching 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.

JAWS Event/Screening April 30th with Carl Gottlieb

On Thursday, April 30th, Jaws Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb will add his hand prints to the cement of the
historic Vista Theater in Los Angeles prior to a 9:30 special screening of Jaws.


See Steven Spielberg’s classic “Jaws” on the big screen at the Los Angeles
United Film Festival
and witness how movie making was forever changed. It’ll prepare you for The Shark is Still Working uncovering the
impact and legacy of Jaws. Movie introduction by special guests. Tickets
for Thursday, April 30th’s showing are on sale for $5. (35mm print)


The Los Angeles United Film Festival is excited to announce that both the 9:45pm World Premiere and Midnight Encore screenings
of “The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact and Legacy of Jaws” are SOLD OUT.
Purchase tickets for the newly added Sunday morning, 10:00am Encore screening.
In attendance for the Saturday screenings will be the Jaws Screenwriter, Carl Gottlieb and Production Designer, Joe Alves.
Plus Legendary Makeup Effects Artist, Gregory Nicotero will be bringing a Jaws shark head like the one shown at JAWSFest.

Pictures from the Roy Scheider Tribute in Beverly Hills

On April 4th, an event honoring the late Roy Scheider was hosted by his wife Brenda Siemer Scheider and Joshua Newton, British writer-director of Iron Cross, Roy’s last film. The event was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and was attended by the stars of Iron Cross, as well as Roy’s children and some of his friends, including Richard Dreyfuss.

More pictures here:

Smile from the Stars: A Celebration of the Life of Roy Scheider

Hollywood Honors Late Actor Roy Scheider With ‘Smiles From the Stars: A Celebration of the Work and Life of Roy Scheider’
LOS ANGELES, March 2 /PRNewswire/ — At the 81st Annual Academy Awards® last Sunday, the late Roy Scheider was memorialized as one of Hollywood’s great actors. As an extension to his tribute in the 2009 Oscar “In Memorium” video, Roy Scheider’s late wife Brenda Siemer Scheider, along with Joshua Newton, British writer-director of Iron Cross, Mr. Scheider’s last film, are honoring the internationally acclaimed actor with an exclusive star-studded event at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Hollywood will toast the late actor on Saturday, April 4 in an evening produced by family friend and director Gordon Hunt, father of Oscar-winning actress Helen Hunt, which will feature appearances and speeches from friends and industry colleagues along with a special surprise performance. The evening will benefit The Myeloma Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

“What would best honor Roy’s talent and determination would be our success in raising money for stem cell research and finding a cure for multiple myeloma,” said Brenda Siemer Scheider.

In February 2008 renowned actor Roy Scheider lost his battle to myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. Coincidentally, Joshua Newton’s father passed from the same disease just several months earlier. Both died during the filming of Iron Cross, a US$30m revenge thriller, in which Roy plays the lead, a character inspired by the director’s father, Bruno Newton. Roy passed just one day short of completing his filming, challenging Joshua Newton to finish the scene Roy had left by using groundbreaking CGI technology. The film is slated to be completed in Summer 2009. Guests will be treated to a special sneak preview of the trailer for Iron Cross at the event.

“I didn’t know Roy had myeloma when I thought of him to play a role which was essentially my father,” states Joshua Newton. “There were many strange coincidences like that which surrounded the production of Iron Cross, in which Roy has delivered one of the most powerful performances of his career. Myeloma has robbed Brenda and I of two people whom we adored and admired and we’re pleased to honor them both at a fantastic event that will raise much needed funds for myeloma research.”

Mr. Scheider has been nominated twice for Academy Awards for “The French Connection” (Best Supporting Actor) and “All That Jazz” (Best Actor). His many films include “Klute,” “The Seven Ups,” “Marathon Man,” “Blue Thunder,” “52 Pick-Up,” “Sorcerer,” “The Russia House,” “The Rainmaker” and most famously “Jaws.” His television work included three seasons of “SeaQuest DSV” and two award winning HBO projects “Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture” and “RKO 281.” Mr. Scheider also received an “Obie” for his role in the Off Broadway production of “Stephen D,” and was awarded The Drama League Award for Best Performance in the Broadway production of Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal.”

For more information or to request media credentials to cover this event please contact Stephanie Samson or Alicia Mohr from PMK/HBH at +1-310-289-6200.

Roy Scheider Event in LA April 4th

From Entertainment Hollywood Magazine:

February 10, is the 1-year anniversary of Roy Scheider’s death and while Hollywood is still mourning the loss of a great actor,- we’re pleased to announce that there will be a big event held in his honor on April 4th in Los Angeles with all of his celebrity friends, “A Celebration of Roy Scheider.” In addition, he also has a film coming out posthumously that will be completed this summer called “Iron Cross” – they’re going to preview the trailer of his film at the event. The event will then be followed by a series of screenings throughout the month of April of Roy’s most famous films.

More details to come!

JAWS The Exhibition 08

Just over a year ago I was approached about setting up an exhibition here in Liverpool based on items in my JAWS collection, I was heading to America around the time and the franchise owners had other events to arrange so the idea was put on ice until this year.

Microzine is a hip men’s store in heart of Liverpool which also has a London outlet, it was voted the top UK store for gents gadgets and design and has held exhibitions featuring work from the likes of Jamie Reid (Sex Pistols graphic designer) and high profile fashion shows featuring among others Stella McCartney’s fashion range.

The event lasted a month and ran throughout August 2008 and a limited range of memorabilia was produced to tie in with the event. It was whirlwind of a month but a satisfying one as the event proved to be a huge success and it was amazing how much interest there still is in “the” big fish movie.

Here is a selection of images from the VIP launch night from various sources along with some articles and images of the exhibition itself, I hope you enjoy them.

Microzine’s streaming slideshow


One of the TV items that covered the event

and one of the press items that appeared

Sadly I couldn’t make it to the Vineyard this year but this event more than made up for it and kept me occupied, another great JAWS year.


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