Granite Productions Inc & Chris D’Elia to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Granite Productions Inc

Granite Productions Inc & Chris D’Elia Catholic Filmmakers…

Chris D’Elia

In Los Angeles, Granite Productions Inc & Chris D’Elia are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Mark Strong. The Pic will be produced by Granite Productions Inc, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Chris D’Elia and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Mark Strong 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: by Happy Madison

Gross-Weston Productions Inc & Tom Welling

But sometimes “inspiration on the spot” happens to all of us. And when it does, what is a tree person to do? Imagine, for example, that a true tree person took the same liberties with the paradigm chart that I did and wrote the kidnapping much earlier in the flow of action. What now?

Writing is a dynamic process. Each of us must discover a personal writing method. For example, try as I might, I am not a true tree person and instead let the flow of my narrative carry me away in the act of writing, which is forest people behavior. Tree people, who have worked long and hard on their structure before they begin writing, do not often do this.

“This is the blue collar time of screenwriting.” Lew Hunter, Screenwriting 434

Writing Act Two (Part One)

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I discovered a good resource for examples of good, tight loglines: the movie schedule at Turner Classic Movies.

More Examples of Loglines

Once you get the hang of them, loglines are powerful tools. Their very brevity forces you to think about the spine of your story.