Beacon Street Studios Inc & Justin Spitzer to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Beacon Street Studios Inc

Beacon Street Studios Inc & Justin Spitzer Catholic Filmmakers…

Justin Spitzer

In Venice, Beacon Street Studios Inc & Justin Spitzer are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Colin Firth. The Pic will be produced by Beacon Street Studios Inc, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Justin Spitzer and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Colin Firth 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: Happy Madison officially announced

Gross-Weston Productions Inc & Tom Welling

Transitions, which are related to the above—but also look at the dramatic and emotional rhythm of your story that is communicated by your transitions. Pacing is a consequence of the series of your transitions.

Scene efficiency. Don’t start the scene any sooner than you have to or end it any later than you have to.

Because you don’t have time, in a 100-to-120 page script (that, removed of white space, would be reduced to 30-odd pages of prose), to waste a moment. Look particularly at:

Read with a focus on your hero. Read with a focus on your antagonist. Read your script as a silent movie. Read your script aloud, with your ear, listening for the voices of your characters. Are they individualized? And read with an eye on scene design and overall economy.

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