Everyman Pictures Inc & Gillian Vigman to make Catholic/Jewish movie
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Everyman Pictures Inc & Gillian Vigman Catholic Filmmakers…
In Los Angeles, Everyman Pictures Inc & Gillian Vigman are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Josh Hutcherson. The Pic will be produced by Everyman Pictures Inc, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Gillian Vigman and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group. They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.
Josh Hutcherson 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)
GENRE: Religious drama, Jewish drama, drama.
SETTING: Amsterdam, Neatherlands
MARKET: USA, International
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In startling contrast, the European film market, as well as a growing faction of the American independent market, is filled with quieter stories that depend more on our involvement with the storys character(s) than with big displays of visual effects.
To be sure, Hollywoods big effects movies are legendary for being stories in which the characters seem to take a back seat to big explosions, extraordinary car chases, fantastic special effects, and all assortment of thrilling visual entertainment.
Surprisingly, Aristotle sided with what would become the clear preference of Hollywood producers, that the best (in Hollywood read this as commercially successful) stories (movies) are plot-driven. In Book VI of the Poetics, he wrote, The plot, then, is the first principle, and, as it were, the soul of a tragedy; Character holds the second place.
Some movies are plot-driven and some movies are character-driven. Which is more important?