Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Star Wars Academy Award Winning Model Maker, Lorne Peterson
and Sandy Dhuyvetter, AKA Momma Fett
join Celebrity Tour in Jordan this December
Sandy Dhuyvetter and Lorne Petersen

San Francisco – This week TravelTalkMEDIA announced final preparation plans were in the works for the Taking Jordan by Storm Campaign. The tour will coincide with the Premier of the new film, Rogue One opening in the US, this upcoming December 16th. Fans in Jordan will be celebrating the event by welcoming two US artists at the local premiere Dec 15. Lorne Peterson and Sandy Dhuyvetter will be presenting to the Star Wars Fans before the premiere and in the days following while on tour across Jordan.

TravelTalkMEDIA and Monaco Business Development from Jordan are working to create campaigns that attract tourism. Monaco Business Development president, Mona Naffa said, “Our teams are delighted to have brought this project to fruition. Clearly the world is excited about the Star War films and their super heroes. We are delighted to share with the Star Wars fans here in Jordan, these two gifted artists who will join us to share interesting and behind the scenes stories of creating some of the most iconic images for the Star Wars franchise.

Lorne Peterson is one of the original members of Industrial Light & Magic having been hired in 1975 to create the models for Star Wars. Since that time, he has worked on most of George Lucas’ films as well as many of Steven Spielberg’s productions. Mr. Petersen will be sharing his many years of working in the industry and will fascinate the audiences with his wonderful photographs and stories that are humorous and most interesting.

Sandy Dhuyvetter will be presenting her story starting with working on More American Graffiti and then later on BobaFett’s costume. Ms. Dhuyvetter said, “Jordan is a very special country and we are thrilled to be coming to Amman for the premiere of Rogue On. We also want to share with the world that Jordan is an amazing country to visit. It is beautiful and exciting and has served as a backdrop for International films for decades.”

While in Jordan, Mr. Petersen and Ms. Dhuyvetter will be accompanied by 2 Storm Troopers from the 501st. The Storm Troopers costumes will be worn by US based fans Hector Cruz and Rich Appenzeller. The US tour includes their official US photographer, George Powell and the Monaco Team who will be touring the country making visits and signing autographs.

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About Monaco Business Development:
Monaco Business Development is made up of energetic and talented women with diverse backgrounds. The Americans, Jordanians, and European ladies bring a fresh vibrant look into the story of Jordan with a fun and attractive twist— Follow Monaco Business Development on Facebook at

About Lorne Petersen:
In 1978, Lorne was asked by George Lucas to move to northern California to head the production of models for Empire Strikes Back. He has since then been the recipient of an Academy Award and the British Academy Award for the special effect work he did for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Lorne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from California State University at Long Beach. Aside from the work he has done for Industrial Light & Magic, he has done industrial design modelmaking for McDonaldLand, JBL Speakers, Kikkoman, Yamaha Snowmobiles and the feature movie China Syndrome.

About Sandy Dhuyvetter:
Most people know Joe Johnston, either through his work on Star Wars or his later work as a director of his own movies.  In comparison, few people know Sandy Dhuyvetter’s relationship to Boba Fett, but her contributions to the iconic bounty hunter are just as significant and perhaps even more well-known!  If Joe Johnston is Boba Fett’s “dad” (No Jango Fett jokes, please), then Sandy is surely “Momma Fett”. (Taken from the Dented Hemet Website).
Sandy was responsible for painting 3 of the original 6 Boba Fett costumes, including the one seen on the original Kenner Boba Fett figure packaging as well as the Return of the Jedi Boba Fett helmet! 
Sandy has a degree in Art from Arizona State University. She taught Art at Rivera Jr High  in Pico Rivera, CA before heading to San Francisco to work with Lucas. Sandy also headed a successful Multi Media Company in the Bay area for many years. She is widely known for her radio and reporting on International travel on TravelTalkRADIO and TravelTalkMEDIA and her humanitarian work to help bring awareness to the world wide crimes involving Human Trafficking.


US Press
Sandy Dhuyvetter:
Phone: 415 806 5740
Jordan Mona Naffa
Phone: +962796600962

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