Bj Rubin Enterprises, Inc. & Mary Chieffo to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Bj Rubin Enterprises, Inc.

Bj Rubin Enterprises, Inc. & Mary Chieffo Catholic Filmmakers…

Mary Chieffo

In Northridge, Bj Rubin Enterprises, Inc. & Mary Chieffo are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Morgan Freeman. The Pic will be produced by Bj Rubin Enterprises, Inc., through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Mary Chieffo and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Morgan Freeman 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 article

Gross-Weston Productions Inc & Tom Welling

“Whenever writers sit down before the blank paper or glowing green (or amber) phosphor [note: time to get a new computer!], their personal story is all they can write.”

Another champion of the personal approach to screenwriting is Richard Walter, head of the outstanding UCLA film program. In his book, The Whole Picture: Strategies for Screenwriting Success in the New Hollywood, he lists over a dozen Screenwriting Principles, several of which address the importance of self-searching:

“From what I’ve seen, the people who just jump right into the full-blown fantasy feature as their first effort are kind of on the wrong track. To me, it’s the simple stories, the stories as close to personal experiences as possible, that lead to the highest caliber of writing.”

Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society) says it well:

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The same rhetorical economy is used in physical descriptions of place as in character descriptions. In his straightforward and useful book, How to Write a Selling Screenplay, Christopher Keane gives a good “bad example” of physical description, which he rewrites into proper screenplay rhetoric:

Descriptions of Place


Of course this story, which gets passed around in screenwriting circles, couldn’t possibly be true.