This video about JAWSFest was created by Joe Fordham of Cinefex Magazine. We interviewed him for The Shark is Still Working.
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.
More fine artwork from Erik Hollander!
You can also get a SantaJAWS Hat:
One of the best things about Pat Jankiewicz’s new book Just When You Thought it Was Safe: A JAWS Companion is that has a reprint of the proposed movie poster for JAWS 3, People 0, the JAWS comedy/parody sequel that never happened.
In 1979, JAWS Producers David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck partnered with National Lampoon of Animal House fame, commissioned a script and signed on as Executive Producers. Joe Dante (Piranha, Gremlins, Innerspace) was to direct.
Matty Simmons, Producer of Animal House and Vacation came up with a story idea and the screenplay was by John Hughes (Vacation, The Breakfast Club, Home Alone) and Tod Carroll. The script involves a shark causing mayhem while a film company tries to shoot “JAWS 3”, and begins with JAWS writer “Peter Benchley” being devoured by a shark in his swimming pool while he is working on the script for “JAWS 3”. All the villains are film execs and the whole thing is very corny. According to Simmons, Steven Spielberg was not happy about the sequel and JAWS 3-D was made instead. Forces of Geek has uploaded the script for all to read at the link below:
Another blogger did a review of the script, and that is available here:
Jaws poster made from LEGO created by Craig Lyons, please visit his flickr page to see more of his LEGO movie posters : http://www.flickr.com/photos/craiglyons/
The book, by Pat Jankiewicz, takes an in-depth look at JAWS and its sequels.Â Each film is covered, with inside stories, trivia, body counts and more. Learn why John Hancock’s more bloody version of JAWS 2 was scrapped, personality conflicts between Roy Scheider and eventual JAWS 2 director Jeannot Szwarc, the proposed JAWS 3, People 0 comedy sequel, and which sequel was to begin with the death of Brody. The book also covers JAWS knock-offs such as Piranha, Grizzly and others.
To buy the book, click the link below:
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.
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, Royâ€™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:
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 AwardsÂ® 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.