Lmk Productions Inc & Monica Padman to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Lmk Productions Inc

Lmk Productions Inc & Monica Padman Catholic Filmmakers…

Monica Padman

In Sherman Oaks, Lmk Productions Inc & Monica Padman are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Steve Guttenberg. The Pic will be produced by Lmk Productions Inc, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Monica Padman and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Steve Guttenberg 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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Because there are other ways to open doors, as you’ll see. Yes, the Nicholl and Austin are great gold stars to have on your resume if you win or place high in them. And probably winning any contest might open a door or two. (Locally, the Willamette Writers had a screenplay contest—there were 11 entries! Well, someone can write agents, “I won the Willamette Writers Screenplay Contest!” And maybe the agent will laugh and maybe not).

In other words, at $30 to $50 or more a pop, entry fees add up—is this a better investment in your career than buying stamps or an 800 number? Not always.

I think not. For example, if you live distant from L.A., take the entry fee money and get yourself an 800 number. That, in my opinion, is much more helpful to your career. Or purchase the online Hollywood Creative Directory for a year, which is updated weekly and is hands down the most up-to-date marketing resource you have short of reading the daily trades (which serious career-minded screenwriters also will do).

Also ask yourself this: since contests always cost money, is this the best way to invest money in your future?

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Here is an example from Smoke Signals by Sherman Alexie:

“ Jack swings another roundhouse that slams right under Tyler’s ear. The sound, soft and flat. Tyler punches Jack in the stomach. The Guys move closer, cheering the fight. Tyler and Jack move clumsily, throwing punches. They breathe heavier, their eyes red and bright. They drool saliva and blood. They each hurt badly and become dizzier from every impact.” [script from Internet]

Here’s a short fight scene from The Fight Club by Jim Uhls:

Notice that there is not a single dependent clause in this writing; it is all simple and compound sentences.