Gotta Dance Inc & Ava DuVernay to make Catholic/Jewish movie

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Gotta Dance Inc & Ava DuVernay Catholic Filmmakers…

Ava DuVernay

In Los Angeles, Gotta Dance Inc & Ava DuVernay are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe LeVar Burton. The Pic will be produced by Gotta Dance Inc, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Ava DuVernay and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

LeVar Burton 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: the website Happy Madison

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Without a call to action, there would be no story. Benjamin would decline to have an affair with Mrs. Robinson, and the scientist would refuse the invitation to visit Jurassic Park.

If the hook hasn’t already done so, the complication begins the story’s movement toward the central dramatic problem (what is the story really about?), and the hero’s decision (the “call to action”) is a response to that complication in the form of a decision to act.

You are in the beginning stages of the first part of that broad story movement: getting your hero up a tree, the moment of which will be the plot point that ends the first act. At this early stage you must realize that nobody puts the hero up that tree; s/he gets there by his/her own actions or reactions.

If this flow isn’t in focus, however, then probably your complication isn’t closely enough related to the spine of your story. Remember the overview of three-act structure: Put the hero up a tree. Throw rocks. Get the hero out of the tree.

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Originally posted 2018-06-07 07:09:19.