Market January 22, 2013
Agent Jim Ehrich (The Rothman Brecher Kim Agency)
Manager Mikhail Nayfeld, Markus Goerg (Heroes & Villains)
Lawyer Greg Gellman (Morris Yorn)
When a troubled movie production spirals hopelessly out of control and over budget, a brash young director must confront his biggest nightmare in order to reign it back in. In the process, he inadvertently not only changes the industry, but the world. This is the untold story of the making of the very first Summer blockbuster: JAWS.
A highly ambitious and talented young filmmaker strives to make the film of his dreams and discovers that he will need to face his greatest fears in order to achieve the incredible.
A young filmmaker takes on a make-or-break film shoot, battling through disaster after disaster to prove himself to his peers. The filmmaker is Steven Spielberg, and the film, Jaws.
A young and up and coming film director lives his dream by directing a thriller about a man eating shark. But mechanical problems with the shark, an egocentric author breathing down his neck, and high-strung actors make the production more difficult than he had ever imagined.
A young Steven Spielberg goes in way over his head as the director of a film shoot beset with all kinds of problems, for a movie that will become the world's first summer blockbuster.
Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Adaptation, Biopic, Period, Film, Man vs Nature, Movie Business
Hitchcock, The Iron Lady, Big Fish, Synechdoche New York
Over a full year between 1974 and 1975, with flashback sequences to 1952, 1954, 1958, 1960s
1950s/1960s Locations/Decor for FLASHBACKS
Old Movie Theater, middle-class home, Vietnam mockup on soundstage, submarine, aircraft carrier, fighter plane cockpit, underwater, fantasy meteor shower, fantasy animatronic Disneyworld-style ride.
Universal studio bungalow, Hollywood hills home, New York upmarket club, Hollywood production and studio executive offices, Martha's Vineyard, Old fishing ship, Soundstage (Universal Studios stage 12), Harbor, Hotel, Bar, Diner, Beach, Ferry, Cabin, Ocean, Tavern, Small town Movie Theater, Large Movie Theater, Cinerama Theater, Drug Store, Sunset Boulevard
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STEVEN (5) is at the cinema with his father ARNOLD (age 35). They are seeing “The Greatest Show on Earth”, Steven’s first movie experience. The young boy is blown away by the magic of cinema, and is captivated by his wonderful imagination. Steven’s imagination takes over as the screen is spilled open by a giant wave of rushing water. STEVEN (27) a scrawny man with shaggy hair awakens from a nightmare. He is being tormented by the film shoot he is directing, Jaws. The film production is now over 80 days over schedule. It is now a year prior to the shooting of Jaws. A young and energetic Steven Spielberg enters RICHARD ZANUCK’S office (38) a hotshot producer at Universal studios. Steven notices the manuscript titled Jaws that captures his eye. Without permission, he steals a copy of the script to read. Immediately, he is engrossed in the engaging story of a killer shark. His vivid imagination takes over as he dreams of what the movie can look like. Steven knows that he must direct this film. He begs Zanuck for the opportunity but is told that they already have a director for the project. Meanwhile, PETER BENCHLEY (33) the...