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Adam Scott screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Adam Scott’s “Dumbass”
Will Hollywood be a Reason for Change in the Injustice against Men and Women Prisoners?
19th March 2021 – An upcoming movie depicting the injustice that men and women had to endure in the state penitentiaries in Texas has been inundated with calls from more than 2000 women urging the production company owned by Hollywood actor, producer and director Adam Scott and Adam Sandler, to stick to the real issues behind the Texas Judicial system. A petition was signed by many people that include attorneys, university professors, politicians and family members of the many men and women that are suffering in the state penitentiaries. The idea behind the petition is for the Adam Scott production company and Hollywood to stick to the true story about the injustices happening in the state run prisons. It is said that the state has sent more inmates to prison than during the Soviet Union did during their political uprising.
PREMISE: Adam Sandler writes letters and saves numerous women from the monotony of prison life, and later when he gets into trouble with a drug cartel they return the favor by rescuing him.
SETTING: Contemporary, Gatesville Texas. There are four women’s prisons located in Gatesville. And of course, Texas is famous for putting everyone in prison for a long time for little or no reason. The number of women in Texas prisons has doubled in the last ten years. Why don’t we have the “Adam Sandler” character… sending letters to women in prison and being their friend and trying to help them adjust, giving them hope… and when they get out of prison he picks them up so they don’t have to ride the smelly bus back home… but his pickup truck is a junker, smoking and sputtering … worse than the bus. But his heart is in the right place… He’s the last “chivalrous” man on earth.
It is said in the petition that many of the signatories were left distraught to find that many of the first time offenders for violations such as drug peddling have received disproportionate sentences. While some argue that a lenient sentence like rehabilitation would have proven much more inexpensive and an effective solution in tackling this gross miscarriage of justice. The petition was discovered by the women when the screenplay of the movie was donated to all the 580 prisons run by private organizations funded by the state government. It is much more difficult for women who are given much harsher penalties for a violation such as carrying small amount of drugs like Marijuana which coincidentally is legal in 21 states.
About Adam Scott’s “Dumbass” Movie
The movie “Dumbass” revolves around the protagonist writing letters to prison inmates to keep their spirits high during their time in prison; only for them to help the main character who gets into trouble with a drug cartel and saving him at the end. The petition urges the production company, Adam Scott and Adam Sandler to take this issue seriously due to the hardships faced by women inside prison rather than making light of the situation for their own profits.
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What the producer told me is scripts fail on a commercial level because they fail to deliver a plot-driven and character-driven story in one script. Its either all plot-driven or all character-driven and without Hollywood connections a new screenwriter must demonstrate the ability to deliver material on a commercial level before theyll be given serious consideration.
I read hundreds of screenplays a year for production companies and aspiring screenwriters. Many of the aspiring screenwriters have good scripts. Yet 99% of these scripts, like my coming of age story, fail on a commercial level for one reason.
Adam Scott – Commercial simply means presenting a concept thatll draw a large audience. As an artist, dont I want others to see my work up on the big screen? Of course I do and Im betting you do too.
One day the Disney producer and I were discussing what it takes to make a first sale and what he said profoundly changed my view of what commercial means. Up until then commercial was a dirty word that meant compromising my art, selling out or conforming to a formula. This was a huge miscalculation.
I just want to say up front thats fine. All of it. I cannot stress this enough. However a book gets written is the right way to do it. You have to find your own process, something that works for you. And some books require a different process than others.
Adam Scott – I come across a lot of writers who get very agitated at the idea of plotting a book before they write it. In the book world, especially in romance writing circles, these non-plotters refer to themselves as pantsers because they write by the seat of their pants. Other writers feel that if they outlined before they write, theyd lose the joy and surprise of the writing process.
Before we begin, Id just like to say a quick word about process.
A WORD ON PROCESS
by: Adam Scott – Actor | Producer | Soundtrack, Step Brothers (2008) | The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) | Friends with Kids (2011)