Jon Byk Advertising Inc & Efren Ramirez to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Jon Byk Advertising Inc

Jon Byk Advertising Inc & Efren Ramirez Catholic Filmmakers…

Efren Ramirez

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

David Wenham 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: a long Prison Petition blog article from Happy Madison

Gross-Weston Productions Inc & Tom Welling

So what we are leading to in this section of the screenplay is what David Trottier calls “the crisis,” which leads directly to “the showdown.”

Your task of writing keeps getting harder. In the last half of Act Two, you have to move your hero into the jaws of defeat, so that Act Three introduces a ticking clock (if at all possible) and a final confrontation where victory is secured against great odds. In other words, the hero gets what s/he wants (in most cases).

And then comes Act Two. Once you’ve gotten through the first half of Act Two, you surely know the game has changed considerably. Lew Hunter is right, this is the blue-collar grunt work of screenwriting! This is where you give up—or you learn how to write a screenplay. If the first act is the honeymoon in the bridal suite, Act Two is the honeymoon in hell.

There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as starting a new screenplay! You like your concept and hero, you have a great hook, you know how to set down the call to action and first act plot point—Act Ones can go so well.

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One reason screenplay format can become so confusing to students is that there are few available examples of what should be done. Published screenplays are not written in the format used for spec scripts, which are scripts written “on speculation” and then marketed after they are written. This is what beginners write. Published scripts are shooting scripts, which are different in several ways as a result of being the product of a collaboration between writer, director, producer and perhaps actors.

Spec Scripts v. Shooting Scripts

Today’s format is a more general “master scene approach” to film storytelling, in which most often only the basic visual locations of the scene are included in the script.

For example, it is useful to look at old formats that were once in fashion but are considered taboo today. These older formats included camera angles and other visual concerns that by today’s sensibilities are considered the concern of the director, not the writer.