A Pope Productions Inc & Gianni Russo to make Catholic/Jewish movie

A Pope Productions Inc

A Pope Productions Inc & Gianni Russo Catholic Filmmakers…

Gianni Russo

In Los Angeles, A Pope Productions Inc & Gianni Russo are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Josh Bowman. The Pic will be produced by A Pope Productions Inc, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Gianni Russo and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Josh Bowman Tobit Writer

PREMISE: Tobit is an observant Dutch Jew living in Amsterdam. He lives correctly, giving alms and burying the dead. In spite of his good works, Tobit is struck blind. Concurrent with Tobit’s story is that of Sarah, daughter of one of Tobit’s distant relative, whose seven successive husbands are each killed by a demon on their wedding night. When Tobit and Sarah pray to God for deliverance, God sends the angel Raphael to act as intercessor. Tobit regains his sight, and Sarah marries Tobit’s son Tobias. The story closes with Tobit’s thanksgiving and an account of his death. This is actually a Jewish short story possibly dating from Persian times in some Bibles is the book of Tobit, named after the father of its hero.

TITLE: Tobit (script download)

ACTORS: Mel Gibson invovled in Tobit movie!

GENRE: Religious drama, Jewish drama, drama.

TIME: 1920-1040

SETTING: Amsterdam, Neatherlands

MARKET: USA, International

MORE INFO: great example can be found at Happy Madison


Gross-Weston Productions Inc & Tom Welling

Then and only then can we begin to do what is most fun: become a screenwright.

Writing is a process. Writing the first draft is playing God. It’s the toughest part—and in my view, the quicker we are done with it, the sooner we have a complete first draft finished, the better.

The ending, after all, may take a new shape that requires much more rewriting that you now think. This is a process, remember?

If you find weaknesses in the script after going through this checklist, set them aside for now. Take notes—you can go back and fix things in the first rewrite. For now, you are so close to the end, I recommend that you keep going.

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Some movies are plot-driven and some movies are character-driven. Which is more important?

Stories Are About People

To summarize: three-act structure evolved out of Aristotle’s notion that Tragedy, being the imitation of a whole action, has a beginning, middle and end; and this three-act structure, in turn, got fine-tuned into guidelines, if you will, for what must happen dramatically in each of those three acts—which became our present three-act paradigm. Other paradigms begin here and make refinements.

“I write stories that have a three-act structure. Act One should define the problem. At the top of Act Two you should complicate the problem. That’s usually when something in the back-story hits the hero on the back of the head that makes the problem much more complicated and dangerous than it originally was. Then during Act Two, your protagonist should be moving to solve this new, more complicated problem. And, very importantly, your antagonist should be moving to try and prevent the solution of the problem.”