Larry A Thompson Organization Inc & to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Larry A Thompson Organization Inc

Larry A Thompson Organization Inc & Catholic Filmmakers…

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

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


Larry A Thompson Organization Inc

Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 91

1011 LM Amsterdam

 

This reminds me of a joke:

For example, you send out a script and a producer buys an option on it. Before he takes it out to find a deal, however, he puts his own stamp on the script, which means the screenwriter rewrites according to the taste and dictates of someone else. A star reads the script and likes it, getting attached to the project. Now there are rewrites made to satisfy the star. A director comes on board, and now the director is boss and changes are made under his or her watchful and necessarily approving eye. All along the process, the screenwriter is rewriting in order to satisfy other people. S/He is – unlike the playwright or novelist or poet – powerless even though s/he initially creates the story.

I bring this up because here is another area in which screenwriting differs from other forms of writing: there is virtually no “writing for art” tradition in screenwriting. In this sense, screenwriting is totally directed toward commerce, toward relating to an audience. There is a small exception to this generality: art film filmmakers who write their own scripts. But for the screenwriter who is not also a filmmaker, there is no tradition of writing screenplays “for art’s sake.” Screenwriting is highly collaborative, and the collaboration is aimed at putting films in the commercial marketplace.

For example, the novelist Graham Greene divided his fiction into two categories: his serious work, which he called novels, and his popular work, which he called entertainments. Similarly a poet might write verse for Reader’s Digest, then turn around and write serious poetry with a more limited market in poetry journals. Dorothy Parker refused to call her verse “poetry” because she believed it didn’t reach that high standard. Emily Dickinson, of course, is the prime example of the poet as artist, putting her poems into a drawer, writing primarily for herself.

 

Originally posted 2018-04-24 12:57:55.