JawsFest: The Tribute Announces First VIP Guests

JawsFest: The Tribute, the second official “Jaws” celebration scheduled for this August on Martha’s Vineyard, announced it’s first list of celebrity attendees.  Scheduled to appear at the celebration:

Wendy Benchley, widow of “Jaws” author Peter Benchley

Brenda Siemer Scheider, widow of “Jaws” star Roy Scheider (Chief Martin Brody)

Virginia Shaw and the Shaw Family, widow and children of “Jaws” star Robert Shaw (Quint)

Carl Gottlieb, co-star and co-screenwriter of the film.  Mr. Gottlieb is also the author of the popular book, “The “Jaws” Log”

Susan Backlinie, who played Chrissie Watkins, the sharks first victim.

Greg Skomal, Marine Biologist best known as the “Shark Guy” on the Discovery Channel

Greg Nicotero, award winning Hollywood make up and special effects artist.

Edith Blake, local journalist/photographer and author of “On Location on Martha’s Vineyard: The Making of the Movie ‘Jaws'”

Susan and Lynn Murphy, whose work behind the scenes during the filming of “Jaws” was invaluable.

MediaMikes writers Mike Smith and Dave Picton will be covering the event from beginning to end with up to date reports and exclusive interviews with those in attendance.

Also this week Universal Studios announced that, in conjunction with the studios 100th Anniversary, they will be restoring thirteen classic films for possible theatrical re-release, including “Jaws.”  Other films scheduled for restoration include “All Quiet on The Western Front,” “The Sting,” “Out of Africa,” “Frankenstein,” and “Schindler’s List.”  The studio announced late last year that “Jaws” would be released on Blu-Ray this coming August, hopefully to coincide with JawsFest.”

JawsFest: The Tribute will be held on Martha’s Vineyard from August 9-12, 2012. For more information go to www.jawstribute.com.

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4 Replies to “JawsFest: The Tribute Announces First VIP Guests”

  1. Jenny!! How’s it going! Been a while! How did you come about this post?

  2. Hi Mike,

    A friend was telling me about her recent dentist visit, so this toothy theme naturally drew my attention to the subject of Jaws . . .

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