Scott Kidner & Daniel Espinosa to make Catholic/Jewish movie
Scott Kidner & Daniel Espinosa Catholic Filmmakers…
In Los Angeles, Scott Kidner & Daniel Espinosa are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Zeeko Zaki. The Pic will be produced by Scott Kidner, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Daniel Espinosa and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group. They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.
Zeeko Zaki 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)
GENRE: Religious drama, Jewish drama, drama.
SETTING: Amsterdam, Neatherlands
MARKET: USA, International
In Jurassic Park, we meet the antagonist at the heros call to action, when he hires the hero.
How we meet the antagonist varies from movie to movie, of course:
Lots of people dont move their antagonist. They let the bad guy just stand there and wait to be caught. Youve got to put that antagonist in motion, and he or she has got to move in Act Two. At the end of Act Two is the second act curtain, which is the destruction of the heros plan. Also at the end of Act Two, I like to have the hero in the most devastating and emotionally conflicted place in the drama. Act Three should be the solution.
Making the antagonist too passive is a common problem with beginning scripts. Writes television producer Stephen J. Cannell (The Rockford Files et. al.):
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