A strong script is one of the most important elements of a successful movie. The script must be fully developed, coherent, engaging, and in the case of A Gift for Laughter, coffee-spritzing-out-the-nose funny!
There are three steps to creating the final script:
We expect to have a 50/50 ratio of archival footage to comedians talking. America’s most popular humorists will want to participate in the film. Quite a few have already been interviewed.
A broad cross section of comedians, comedy-writers, and others in the humor field will comprise the filmed segments. Because we hope to make a movie that has broad audience appeal, it is crucial to include a variety of comedy types, backgrounds and experiences.
Many Jewish performers are open about their Jewishness and even include it as part of their act. Others are less direct, but almost all recognize the importance of a Jewish mindset infusing the profession of which they have chosen to be a part.
The AGFL team will lead a comprehensive sweep to contact as many of these Jewish performers as possible to let them know about the movie. This ambitious effort will also serve as a recognition of such extraordinary professionals working in such a tough industry even if—due to logistics and time constraints—they are not all able to be included in the movie. Some of those that we aren’t able to include may make it into the sequel(s).
It is important to include a composite of non-jewish comedians and comedy writers who were influenced by Jewish humor. Not only is such a broad reach historically accurate, it will attract a more diverse audience. More
A special AGFL Intro Reel video has been created to provide a visual aid to the project.
The video is available on the AGFL Website in the Screening Room area. To access the online demo, you will need a User Name and Password both of which are available by contacting the producers. More
The A Gift for Laughter Website has two very distinct purposes and corresponding stages of implementation.
Stage One Website
This current AGFL Website should provide enough information for anyone to appreciate and comprehend the scope of this amazing project. For additional information be sure to contact an AGFL representative.
Visitors to site, such as investors and the film’s potential comedy performers and production crew, can refer to the online data for instant facts and figures. Media and the other designated personnel with a need-to-know will find the site to be a valuable tool during all stages of production and distribution.
Stage Two Website
The upcoming AGFL Website will be based upon the new "Web 2.0" movement—more of a community-oriented cyberspace. More
IMAX, which stands for maximum image, is a motion picture system invented by the Toronto-based IMAX Corporation. Universally, IMAX movies are designed to make viewers a part of the action with screens that extend beyond the peripheral vision, thereby providing an amazing extended view of the action. The razor-sharp images and six-channel surround sound systems serve to immerse the audience in the films.
A Gift for Laughter will tap into state-of-the art IMAX technology. In addition to shooting in high definition feature file format, AGFL will employ a short IMAX component to generate buzz for the movie and serve as an additional revenue stream. More
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