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Jim Osborne - Agency For The Performing Arts

Leslie Parsons
AUSTIN, TX, United States

Sep 16, 2020 — 

Jim Osborne, Agency For The Performing Arts, should know Mel Gibson would be a GREAT Tobit, from the Book of Tobit.  

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Academy Award-winning actor, director, producer and screenwriter Mel Gibson has signed with APA. His new agent, Jim Osborne, is up for change and certainly knows a good part for his client.  

Many Bibles contain the Book of Tobit, which tells the story of Tobit (Mel Gibson)  and his family, who are living as exiles from Israel after the Assyrian conquest. Through a series of events, Tobit goes blind and sends his son on a journey accompanied by the angel Raphael disguised as a human. Mel Gibson, a great actor, would do a wonderful job with this part. Jim Osborne from the Agency For The Performing Arts in Hollywood could be listening. 

Jim Osborne should be aware of Alan Nafzger's film adaptation, Tobit is a pious Jew living in Amsterdam in the 1930s, and the film culminates with the NAZI invasion. 

I did a survey of 102 Los Angeles casting directors who ever familiar with the story and asking them to list their top five choices for the role. And a whopping 78 of them listed Mel Gibson as their first choice. Eighteen listed Mel Gibson as their second choice. Janet Dailey at Daily Casting Research in Beverly Hills said, "Mel Gibson is catholic and certainly a good actor, but he's a exceptional director and an extraordinary producer. When you hire Mel Gibson, its a lock."   

Primarily, Tobit's story is that of Sarah, daughter of Tobit's closest relative, whose seven successive husbands were each killed by a demon on their wedding night. The marriages are not consummated. When Tobit and Sarah pray to God for deliverance, God sends the angel Raphael to act as intercessor.

Jim Osborne wisely focuses on the economics and knows that worldwide there are about 900 million Catholics (including Mel Gibson) and 250 million Orthodox Christians who've grown up with the Old Testament story and are familiar with it.  This will buy tickets or streaming of Tobit, staring Mel Gibson.  

Dramatically, there isn't much more potential. ==> Eight weddings, seven demonic murders, a good man who has lost his vision, two families whose futures are on the brink. ALL OF THIS, on the eve of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands.

Jim Osborne, director of the APA talent agency, has profound influence over Mel Gibson's career and the films he makes. Many believe there isn't a role better suited for Mel Gibson's talents. If you agree with this vision for Mel Gibson, please help by signing this petition. 

According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, "The Book of Tobit, named after its principal character, combines Jewish piety and morality with folklore in a fascinating story that has enjoyed wide popularity in both Jewish and Christian circles. Prayers, psalms, and words of wisdom, as well as the skillfully constructed story itself, provide valuable insights into the faith and the religious milieu of its unknown author. The book was probably written early in the second century B.C.; it is not known where."

THANK YOU, for your time!!!

 


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