June 19, 2021

Alcon Television Llc asked to read prison screenplay

Petition asks Alcon Television Llc to read prison screenplay

More than 2000 women sign petition demanding a firm commitment from  Alcon Television Llc (film production company) to read screenplay addressing Texas judicial system

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The petition also names Antonio Fargas & Daniel Stern to participate in the film.

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In Texas, more than 2000 women have signed an open letter to Adam Sandler and Alcon Television Llc calling on Hollywood to take “movie action” to tackle injustice against men and women in the wake of revelations that Texas has more prisoners incarcerated than the Soviet Union’s gulag system had. Texas currently has over 290,000 inmates housed at 580 facilities.

The signatories, including state senators, professors of criminal justice, social workers, family, and inmates, call for a “firm commitment” to tackle the unjust prisons in Texas. The petition has also been signed by Beto O’Rourke, and Matthew McConaughey. These two signatories might face each other in the 2022 Texas governors election. Both have expressed interest in the job.  The petitions arrived for Alcon Television Llc in Los Angeles last week.

In the open letter to Alcon Television Llc, the 2080 women write that they are “heartbroken for first-time drug offenders many times addicts who have received extremely harsh sentences in Texas when rehabilitation has proven a cheaper and more effective solution.”  The petition goes on to say their family and friends are often heartbroken for and looking for redemption and rehabilitation for the victimless drug crimes.”

The signatories, including attorneys, professors, politicians, family members, and inmates, call on Alcon Television Llc  for a ‘firm film commitment’ to tackle the issue of operating the Texas prison system for profit.

Inside prisons, the women are faced with such horrendous conditions… the petition demands that “filmmakers begin to take the issue seriously.”  Also, the petition reminds that “even here in the USA in the 21st century citizens are not safe from government oppression.”

The petition came to light when women discovered the screenplay, a copy which was dontated to all 580 of the state’s prison and jail libraries. The existence of the petition surfaced on International Women’s Day. Women in Texas face extreme prejudice in Texas and often receive extremely harsh penalties for even a small amount of drugs, including marijuana. Marijuana is legal now in 21 states.

Alcon Television Llc, Daniel Stern or Antonio Fargas have not responded to the petition. Nor has Jana Sandler responded with a comment.

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The screenplay “DUMBASS” was penned by writer and retired professor of political science Alan Nafzger.

The premise of the story is that,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.”

The film would be set in 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 sentences for little or no reason. The number of women in Texas prisons has tripled in the last ten years, as mass incarcerations have proven profitable to not only the state but also profitable for an array of business interests.

Writer Alan Nafzger has called on Governor Greg Abbott to, “end the prison industry.”

Recently, “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak spoke out against the Texas system and put a good word in for mercy and forgiveness out on social media. “How nice for those who have lived such exemplary lives that they can express glee when others have their lives ruined by a mistake, real or perceived,” Sajak tweeted last month.

The petition states, “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.”

Alcon Television Llc has not commented on the script, thusfar. A statement is expected soon.

Professor Nafzger has made a short treatment of the project available online.

He has made the finished script available at for select filmmakers.

Jessica Kovacevic of Happy Madison Productions has also expressed interest in the screenplay.

Alcon Television Llc is a well known production company known for Untitled Tom Cruise/SpaceX Project and a number of other cool movies and is represented by Doug Lucterhand.

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Another peculiarity of the screenwriter’s situation is that a good deal of money actually can be made without ever seeing one’s work on the screen. I myself, for example, have optioned six different screenplays – and none ended up as a movie. But there are much more extreme examples.

Credits and Reality 101

But “Screenwriters Adjust to Being Bit Players Again,” to quote the title of this article. “The mid-90s gold rush that resulted in multimillion-dollar scripts (and some very bad movies) is over,” Kennedy concludes.

“It was like this big scam,” says Chris Gore, editor of the online magazine Film Threat. “There was all this buzz, all these bragging rights and all these ego-driven deals. But really what happened was that screenwriting turned into an industry preying on all these people from Michigan or someplace who think they’re going to come out here and write a screenplay and make $1 million overnight. It became like the lottery.”

In Jurassic Park, the hero gets hired to evaluate the park. In The Graduate, Mrs. Robinson makes herself available to Benjamin. In Fargo, the anti-hero has to go through with the kidnapping; the hero takes on the case. In Chinatown, the detective won’t give up the case because his reputation is at stake—he declines an offer to have everything dropped. In Nixon, the President commits himself to the cover-up. In Rebecca, the future Mrs. de Winter goes to great pains to see her future husband one last time before leaving with her employer to NY—and this is the action that changes her life.

At the hero’s call to action, which often comes just before the first plot point, our main character commits to the story, so to speak.

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Each complication leads directly to the hero’s call to action.

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