Rio Grande Sound Inc & Desi Arnaz Jr. to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Rio Grande Sound Inc

Rio Grande Sound Inc & Desi Arnaz Jr. Catholic Filmmakers…

Desi Arnaz Jr.

In West Hollywood, Rio Grande Sound Inc & Desi Arnaz Jr. are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Al Pacino. The Pic will be produced by Rio Grande Sound Inc, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Desi Arnaz Jr. and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Al Pacino 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 post to a company blog

Gross-Weston Productions Inc & Tom Welling

Again, the secret is to organize Act IIA as a module within the overall screenplay. Realize what this section has to accomplish within the framework of your entire story—and focus on getting the job done.

This realization can be helped along by the better sense of the antagonist that we should be getting in this section, as well as by a subplot or two that adds density and complexity to our story. This is the section that prepares us for the long and high-energy ride that will be the last half of the screenplay.

After some early confidence and initial success, the hero meets the midpoint plot point and gets some kind of slap in the face. Maybe it’s a temporary setback, maybe it’s a revelation that puts him/her on a new track, even seeking a “new goal”—but something happens in the middle of the story that once again raises the stakes and makes for an uncertain future.

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.

Rio Grande Sound Inc

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He thought a while and said, “This is probably way off base but—I think he doesn’t like any class for the subject matter but for the teacher. I think he had a history teacher he really liked.”

“What do you think?” I asked the actor back.

Well, I couldn’t answer that exactly, even though I was sure Rex didn’t like his classes in mathematics or physics or chemistry, and in fact took as few of them as he could get away with. Maybe shop or P.E., I thought.

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.


Originally posted 2018-05-21 09:42:52.