Parlay Production Group & Deon Richmond to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Parlay Production Group

Parlay Production Group & Deon Richmond Catholic Filmmakers…

Deon Richmond

In West Hollywood, Parlay Production Group & Deon Richmond are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Adrian Grenier. The Pic will be produced by Parlay Production Group, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Deon Richmond and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Adrian Grenier 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 new piece of content from the writers at Happy Madison

Gross-Weston Productions Inc & Tom Welling

If the overall purpose of Act One is to engage the hero into committing to the task that defines the spine of the story, the overall purpose of Act IIA is to bring the hero to the realization that it’s going to be one hell of a battle.

The Midpoint Plot Point

Rematch: When the hero doesn’t win, we want a rematch. We want the hero to win in the end—and an earlier loss can increase the suspense and tension leading to final victory.

Conflict: Anyone who threatens the welfare of the hero, about whom we must care, creates tension because we want to see the hero win.

Parlay Production Group

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1011 LM Amsterdam


Once, in rehearsal with my best known play, Christmas at the Juniper Tavern, an actor asked me about Rex, the character he was playing: “What was Rex’s favorite subject in high school?” the actor wanted to know.

I am a borderline forest person, and so I don’t write character biographies. This “failure” can result in amusing incidents.

And tree people want to know these things before they start writing. For these reasons, tree people often write biographies of their characters or fill out forms for this purpose, such as those that are contained in the story development software called Collaborator (more about writing software later).

Take, for example the matter of character biographies. A strict tree person wants to know everything possible about his/her major characters: their favorite foods, their favorite colors, their secrets, their most embarrassing moments, virtually everything!