Wissam Kabbara & Lynn Whitfield to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Wissam Kabbara

Wissam Kabbara & Lynn Whitfield Catholic Filmmakers…

Lynn Whitfield

In Agoura Hills, Wissam Kabbara & Lynn Whitfield are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Louis Gossett Jr.. The Pic will be produced by Wissam Kabbara, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Lynn Whitfield and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Louis Gossett Jr. 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


Gross-Weston Productions Inc & Tom Welling

But then consider biting the bullet and doing a staged reading in front of an audience. This is a good way to test how your script works for the kind of strangers you are asking to pay money to see your movie.

Readings of screenplays can be informal or formal. Do it informally first, with a group of actors and/or friends in someone’s living room.

It’s amazing what you can learn about your script this way. My play Who Forgives? received a staged reading on three successive nights at a new play festival, and I used three different casts, trebling the value of the experience for me. It was an invaluable experience.

By now you should have heard your script at least once—when you read it aloud yourself. Now you want to hear it in other voices, in a variety of voices.

Wissam Kabbara

Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 91

1011 LM Amsterdam


Behind the house, wherever there aren’t any cars or car parts, there are animal pens set up, housing various sorts of animals—a couple of colts in one, maybe an emu or kangaroo in another, rabbits, a donkey, and some various animals. A few big dogs are running loose, and chickens and a few other birds are loose, roaming around the yard.

Around the house are rows of old cars. Most of the cars are 60’s to early 70’s muscle cars, in various stages of being restored or needing to be restored.

The house sits on a 1-2 acre lot, within a small town neighborhood, but looks like it should be out in the country somewhere.

The house is huge, made sometime in the 40’s or 50’s and shows its age, the paint is flaking off, the roof needs some repair, and a few of the windows are cracked.


Originally posted 2018-05-21 00:51:38.