Steven Spielberg’s JAWS - In Person: Screenwriter CARL GOTTLIEB



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Wed, Jul 24, 2019 7:00 PM


Steven Spielberg’s
In Person: Screenwriter CARL GOTTLIEB
Wednesday, July 24 at 7pm

Members $20 / Public $30

Join Jaws screenwriter Carl Gottlieb (who was on set throughout the filming of Spielberg’s famed shark epic) for an in-depth discussion of the making of the thrilling masterpiece that set the standard for the new Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water.
Hired by Steven Spielberg as a screenwriter to work with him on the Jaws set while the movie was being made, Carl Gottlieb, an actor and writer, was there throughout the production of the film that defined the modern blockbuster and has made generations of movie-goers terrified of going into the water. After filming was over, with Spielberg's cooperation, Gottlieb chronicled the extraordinary yearlong adventure in “The Jaws Log,” which was first published in 1975 and has sold more than two million copies.

When a great white shark swims into the town of Amity during the Fourth of July holiday and begins munching on vacationers, it sets off a battle on both land and in the sea. Based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel, Spielberg's legendary masterpiece stars Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw as the three men who find themselves in an unforgettable battle with the giant shark. Trust us, you’ll never forget the first time you see that shark pop out of the water on the big screen! (USA, 1975, 124 min., color, DCP)

Carl Gottlieb has also appeared in the original M.A.S.H, directed Ringo Starr in Caveman, co-wrote the story and script for The Jerk starring Steve Martin, and Which Way Is Up, starring Richard Pryor. Other writing credits include Jaws 2, Jaws 3d, Dr. Detroit, and the Academy Award nominated short film The Absent-Minder Waiter, starring Steve Martin. He was awarded an Emmy for his writing on the Smothers Brother Comedy Hour, and nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for the Jaws screenplay. His books have been featured as NY Times best sellers and he has gone on to teach screenwriting at the Columbia University in New York, the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, the University of Miami's School of Communications, and the School of Cinema & Television at USC. Gottlieb is a voting member of the Writers Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and until 2015 was Secretary-Treasurer of the Writers Guild of America West, where he has served as an elected officer and member of the Board of Directors since 1983.  In 2010, the Writers Guild honored him with the Morgan Cox Award, in recognition of his decades of service to the WGA and the community of writers.
In Person: Screenwriter CARL GOTTLIEB