Cecchi Gori Pictures/C & Emma Fitzpatrick to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Cecchi Gori Pictures/C

Cecchi Gori Pictures/C & Emma Fitzpatrick Catholic Filmmakers…

Emma Fitzpatrick

In Los Angeles, Cecchi Gori Pictures/C & Emma Fitzpatrick are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Edward James Olmos. The Pic will be produced by Cecchi Gori Pictures/C, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Emma Fitzpatrick and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Edward James Olmos 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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The Rhythm of Tension

Try this little trick as you write Act Two.

See what I’m getting at? You now have an obligation to construct your story so the superstar is in as many scenes as possible. In other words, your story keeps its focus where it belongs!

Moreover, the producer, who is paying the superstar millions of dollars (more than s/he is paying you!), does not want to buy anyone a free lunch. The producer wants you to work the tail off the superstar.

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This process continued to evolve until all references to the camera were removed from the spec script. Today’s spec script is written in “master scenes” using four elements.

Today’s Master Scene Spec Script

Later, in the eighties, new fashionable terms came into place that suggested how a scene would be shot. ANGLE ON became a popular slugline and sometimes the name of the character would become a slugline, suggesting the same thing.

Therefore, the evolution of format has been in the direction of removing directoral power from the screenwriter. This process was gradual. After specific camera directions dropped out of accepted format, general directions replaced them. Instead of technical terms like “DOLLY SHOT,” writers would describe the same thing in more general language: “the CAMERA MOVES along with them as they walk down the street.”