Seminar: Jaws


Archivist John Campopiano & Jaws extra David Bigelow lead this virtual seminar on Steven Spielberg's classic blockbuster.

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How will this work?

When you register for this virtual education seminar, the program will be presented in three parts.

At least one week before the seminar, you'll receive an email with a link to watch a pre-taped lecture, to view before the film at your convenience. Please make sure to check your spam folder for this link before emailing our support team.

Then, you can go off and watch the film on your own. Please note, the Coolidge is not able to provide the film ourselves, but you can find out where to rent and/or stream it here.

Make sure you watch the film before the discussion, which will take place on Thursday, July 2 at 8pm EST over Zoom. Before the discussion, you can submit questions for the instructors here. You'll also have the opportunity to submit questions during the discussion!

Have any technical questions? Visit our FAQ page here.

About John Campopiano

John Campopiano is a New England archivist, filmmaker, and writer. He is the Archives & Rights Manager for PBS FRONTLINE and has written and produced independent documentaries including Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary (2017) and the two upcoming documentaries, Pennywise: The Story of IT and Snapper: The Man Eating Turtle Movie That Never Got Made. More recently, John has ventured into narrative filmmaking with his first horror short, GEORGIE, and the upcoming short, PEEP (2021). His writing on horror films and pop culture has been published in Delirium Magazine, Diabolique Magazine, Rue Morgue, Bloody Disgusting, iHorror, Dread Central, Mashable, The Wrap, MovieMaker Magazine, Scream Magazine, and Fangoria.

About David Bigelow

David's humble beginnings at 5 years old started when he appeared in Jaws as an extra during the Alex Kintner beach attack scene. His experience began his love of cinema and carried through to the present. He has over 25 years of experience in media and entertainment working with broadcasters, filmmakers, musical groups on arena tours and is currently an Online Editor and Colorist with PBS' flagship station, WGBH. He's in the midst of producing a live action docudrama about the struggle to make Jaws in 1974 for television called "Making The Monster" and is the co-creator of the Ultimate Jaws Location Guide recently released on Google Earth for Jaws fans around the world.


2hrs 4mins

Steven Spielberg's 1975 classic terrified moviegoers to a point that almost decimated the shoreline tourism trade at the time of its release.