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New Palace Films Options “The Book of Job”

New Palace Films Options “The Book of Job”

Dec 11, 2008
Gabriel Horn with New Palace Films has optioned the feature comedy script “The Book of Job” by Andy Cies after discovering it on InkTip. Now you may be asking yourself, “Someone wrote a comedy based on the Book of Job? Seriously?” Gabriel, who was looking for a faith-based script that would appeal to a mainstream audience, said, “There are plenty of ‘Job’ scripts available, but Andy’s script stuck out precisely because it was listed as a comedy! My first thought was [that] either this is going to be a very clever and well-written script, or it’s going to be a terrible waste of time. To say the least, this is one of the best scripts I’ve ever read! I knew I’d found the perfect film project.” Writer Cies described the process which led to this option: “After a year of writing and editing ‘Job,’ I sent it out to a few screenwriting competitions and was fortunate enough to win an award, which led to another year of editing and rewriting. Throughout this process, InkTip proved a better resource than I could’ve hoped for – much more than the 150-plus query letters I sent out!” Of course, placing the script on InkTip may have resulted in an option, but it was his diligence in rewriting the script that really made the story perfect for New Palace Films. Gabriel Horn joined InkTip with over ten years of production experience under his belt and will be co-producing this feature with Gavin Wilding and Rampage Entertainment. This is Andy Cies’ first option.