George Lockwood & Nathan Fielder to make Catholic/Jewish movie

George Lockwood

George Lockwood & Nathan Fielder Catholic Filmmakers…

Nathan Fielder

In Van Nuys, George Lockwood & Nathan Fielder are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Tom Hiddleston. The Pic will be produced by George Lockwood, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Nathan Fielder and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Tom Hiddleston 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

The procedure is to send out “query letters” first, pitching the script and asking if a producer would like to read it. Queries can be by mail, by electronic mail, by fax or by phone. I discourage the latter, although a few writers, especially those with great phone personalities (which I don’t have), swear by this method. Most producers are too busy to take cold phone calls graciously.

Never send off your script to a producer (or anyone else) unless it has been requested. This is another of those give-away signs that you are a rank amateur.

Writing the Query Letter

When you are ready to send off a script into the marketplace, there are new guidelines to follow.

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The Hollywood “blockbuster” Pearl Harbor, although disappointing in its sappy love and buddy stories, does a great job with its action scenes. Here is how the attack is set up in an early draft of the screenplay by Randall Wallace. It is a good example of effective action writing:

Extended Action Scenes

These examples show the range of writing within the general principle of “minimalist” rhetoric – in fact, you can write detail, and should, but at the same time you need to make your script an easy, even a quick, read. So don’t overdo it. You are not a fiction writer.