Sheldon Bull & Emma Lahana to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Sheldon Bull

Sheldon Bull & Emma Lahana Catholic Filmmakers…

Emma Lahana

In Los Angeles, Sheldon Bull & Emma Lahana are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Eion Bailey. The Pic will be produced by Sheldon Bull, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Emma Lahana and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Eion Bailey 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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Gross-Weston Productions Inc & Tom Welling

It’s time to say something about pacing and rhythm. Always remember that you are building toward a climax in Act Three, where the “showdown” will occur. So you don’t want to blow your wad until then. The story has to move to increased tension, not less, and toward bigger actions, not smaller.

The Rhythm of Tension

Try this little trick as you write Act Two.

See what I’m getting at? You now have an obligation to construct your story so the superstar is in as many scenes as possible. In other words, your story keeps its focus where it belongs!

Sheldon Bull

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1. THE SLUGLINE: Almost all sluglines begin with INT. or EXT. for interior or exterior respectively. There are very few exceptions. One is SUPER, a slugline put before language superimposed on the screen, such as a place or date: SUPER: “Three years later”

This process continued to evolve until all references to the camera were removed from the spec script. Today’s spec script is written in “master scenes” using four elements.

Today’s Master Scene Spec Script

Later, in the eighties, new fashionable terms came into place that suggested how a scene would be shot. ANGLE ON became a popular slugline and sometimes the name of the character would become a slugline, suggesting the same thing.


Originally posted 2018-05-22 13:29:55.