Barrington Communications Group Inc & Michael Showalter to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Barrington Communications Group Inc

Barrington Communications Group Inc & Michael Showalter Catholic Filmmakers…

Michael Showalter

In Woodland Hills, Barrington Communications Group Inc & Michael Showalter are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Samuel L. Jackson. The Pic will be produced by Barrington Communications Group Inc, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Michael Showalter and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Samuel L. Jackson 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

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Gross-Weston Productions Inc & Tom Welling

Make a title page for the script. Title, your name, contact info. Don’t put the WGA number anywhere, it dates the script. You keep the WGA number in a safe place for when you need it as you will if you option or sell your script.

The standard is simple, so just follow it:

Although you send off your script to the WGA to be registered as loose sheets (unless you register it online), this is not the way to present your script in the marketplace. There’s a professional standard to follow that, for some reason, seems to generate as much discussion in places where beginning screenwriters hang out, such as newsgroups and mailing lists on the Internet, as more important matters, such as how to write an effective screenplay.

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“But always remember that you are writing for the SCREEN:

“As the examples above show, within these guidelines a variety of personal writing styles are possible. You must find yours.

“…the writer must describe action with economy and imagery, bringing the scene to life on the page. For this goal, verbs are the heavy-hitters and simple sentence patterns, rhythmically broken up with compound or modifying elements, build the foundation of the narrative structure.

Let your verbs be the heavy hitters. Here is the conclusion to my Creative Screenwriting article, “The Rhetoric of Action”: