For as long as the ad group is up we are seeking ALL CREW MEMBERS. The filming will take place mostly on the Jersey coast. However, sets will be built in NYC.
We are currently seeking all art dept positions ASAP. ALL crew applicants should apply DIRECTLY to the PM Joseph McPherson at http://flickfolks.com We do not accept solicitations from recruiters, agents or any middle men. We will only deal directly with the applicant via a facebook-like platform.
We look forward to chatting with you all about possibly working together for what promises to be a very fun gig!
Rumors regarding a Jaws reboot have been circulating the internet for a number of years. Speculation suggests that Universal have been reluctant to touch the franchise as Steven Spielberg is incredibly angry about the Jaws sequels. Both Spielberg and Universal have had a long standing working relationship and by leaving the Jaws franchise alone, this put the studio in a better position to continue their work with the veteran director.
In recent years, the notion of a Jaws reboot, including the possibility of the film being translated to a television series, has been publicized on a number of well respected websites. The latest batch of rumors are attached to a direct remake of the original film. However, producers of the remake/reboot are keen to use 3D to enhance the film's special effects.
While I can understand the attraction of a 3D reboot, I have my suspicions that the above available positions are fake. This opinion is based on an apparent lack of information about the production company, the job description and conflicting start dates.
As seen above, the job posting specifies that the Jaws reboot will begin shooting in Spring 2014, yet an earlier job posting for the same project lists the start date as January 2015. While it's possible that this is merely a mistake made by the production team, I find it suspicious that they would make such a fundamental error.
I also find it odd that they have specified the name of the project. Traditionally, available positions of this nature are very specific as to which roles they require. More often than not, contacts within the industry work together on multiple projects and this results in very few positions being available. Due to the secrecy surrounding many Hollywood blockbusters, the title of the project is mostly kept a secret and to blatantly announce a reboot of Jaws via a job website is again, highly suspicious.
The film industry is mostly based upon the principle that you must demonstrate that you have extensive practical experience working in your area of expertise. This is the reason why low budget films offer 'no pay' positions, as potential crew members are attempting to build upon their CV and demo reels to reach their objective of working in a paid position.
The industry has been criticized for it's lack of support for young talent and what stands out to me is that both job descriptions for the reboot of Jaws do not require an applicant to provide proof of work experience within the industry. While networking has always been important in the industry, practical experience always comes first.
The final clue which has made me suspicious about this reboot is that I am unable to find a website or social media site that relates to the production company ZAS Media or for a Joseph McPherson that is associated with the company.
The only Joseph McPherson that I am able to find, who works within media, is the founder of ZenKimchi International. They are a PR company for Korean food which was established after McPherson graduated from bartending school. He has recently been featured on Korea TV in Running Man, Starking, You Can Cook and MasterChef Korea.
This leads me to conclude that either a reboot of Jaws is being handled by a newly created production company in part run by an ex bartender who features on Korean television... or this is merely a hoax.