Bonnie Deroski screenplay – The Burning (1981) | Sweet Liberty (1986) | Simon (1980),
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Bonnie Deroski screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Bonnie Deroski’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 Bonnie Deroski 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 Bonnie Deroski 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 Bonnie Deroski’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, Bonnie Deroski 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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Most importantly, you wont be up until midnight the night before you have to submit the one-sheet to a producer trying to come up with something that sounds good. Writing something under this kind of pressure will only read like crap!
Writing the one-sheet first helps free up your creativity because youve removed the need to constantly question if something works commercially or not – you already know it does. If you want your art to shine through, then getting the commercial stuff out of the way right up front will give you all the room you need to be an artist without compromising the commercial viability of the material.
Bonnie Deroski – If you cant sum up the storys title, genre, logline and synopsis before you begin, then how can you write the entire script? Something must be missing and its better to find out what it is now.
In addition to the outline, it can really help you focus on what works commercially and what doesnt work.
Now you have your structure grid in front of you.
Bonnie Deroski – And now also label the beginning and end of where eight sequences will go. (In other words, youre dividing your corkboard into eight sections either four long columns with two sections each, or eight shorter columns).
Then write a card saying ACT I CLIMAX and pin it at the bottom of column one, MIDPOINT CLIMAX at the bottom of column two, ACT II CLIMAX at the bottom of column three, and CLIMAX at the very end. If you already know what those scenes are, then write a short description of them on the appropriate cards. These are scenes that you know you must have in your story, in those places whether or not you know what they are right now.
Write ACT I at the top of the first column, ACT II: 1 at the top of the second (or third if youre doing eight columns), ACT II: 2 at the top of the third (or fifth), ACT III at the top of the fourth (or seventh).
by: Bonnie Deroski – The Burning (1981) | Sweet Liberty (1986) | Simon (1980),