Sec Productions Inc & Jane Badler to make Catholic/Jewish movie
Sec Productions Inc
Sec Productions Inc & Jane Badler Catholic Filmmakers…
In West Hollywood, Sec Productions Inc & Jane Badler are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Stephen Baldwin. The Pic will be produced by Sec Productions Inc, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Jane Badler and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group. They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.
Stephen Baldwin 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
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This moment in The Graduate is without dialogue, the couple taking the bus into the sunset. Everyone in the bus stares at them, and their individuality here reinforces their dropping out of the comfortable middle-class conformity in which they were raised to follow their own way, even defining it as they go (a forest person ending!).
Finally, ask yourself what your hero learns from all thisand show this to us rather than preach it.
Next make sure that you dont fall into the disappointing trap of Jurassic Park, where confrontation is too much like what went before it. You have better models to follow, where there is indeed a sense of new and extraordinary action being introduced in the storys closing sweep.
As you prepare to write your own Act Three, first see if you can create the sense of a ticking clock. If you can, this will greatly help the line of suspense as your hero moves into confrontation with the antagonist.
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Throughout this book, I am going to do everything in my power to help you make sure you are never boring.
Because its opposite is the one cardinal sin in screenwriting: to be boring.
Even quieter, softer movies have narrative drive, an order of events that makes us want to know what happens next. Keep this focus central as you write your screenplay.
And yet: I couldnt put it down, my agent told me. Its a real page turner.