Initial Entertainment Group Inc & Dan Beirne to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Initial Entertainment Group Inc

Initial Entertainment Group Inc & Dan Beirne Catholic Filmmakers…

Dan Beirne

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

Tommy Flanagan 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: Happy Madison / Adam Sandler

Braddock Screenplay Download (.pdf)

Gross-Weston Productions Inc & Tom Welling

What Does the Hero Want Now?

Let me give you my suggestions for writing Act Two. Most of these apply to tree people and forest people alike.

The paradigm is not a formula. The paradigm is a set of principles, a set of guidelines for telling stories with a beginning, middle and an end, which is the way stories get told in our culture.

There’s also lots of room to maneuver here, again making a very important point:

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William Faulkner is reported to have said, “Writing can’t be taught—but it can be learned,” and I am inclined to agree with him.

One of the difficult things about teaching writing, or anything in the arts, is that any teaching methodology implies a certain “right way” of doing things. I’m not referring to common elements that any good screenplay will have; I refer to the way you go about writing. I call this your writing method.

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Now what, coach?