Warren Garfield & Jasmine Cephas Jones to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Warren Garfield

Warren Garfield & Jasmine Cephas Jones Catholic Filmmakers…

Jasmine Cephas Jones

In Los Angeles, Warren Garfield & Jasmine Cephas Jones are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Tim Daly. The Pic will be produced by Warren Garfield, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Jasmine Cephas Jones and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Tim Daly 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 suggests

Uglies Screenplay Download (.pdf)

Gross-Weston Productions Inc & Tom Welling

Does the hero enter the final act, after the second act plot point, realizing that a final confrontation is forthcoming?

When you have a draft of the final act, ask yourself:

An Act Three Checklist

These are the elements to put into your final act. Now it’s your turn—and time to get writing.


Warren Garfield

Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 91

1011 LM Amsterdam

 

Let’s now use our work sheet to develop the structure of our story. As I work this out, understand that there are many ways to develop this material. You may have much better ideas than I do.

So far, so good—we have an interesting idea here, the First Lady is in a bad marriage and wants a divorce. And then she is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Our first decision must be this: who is the main character? Let’s say the First Lady. What does she want? A divorce.

How do we structure this into a screenplay?