Charlie Hunnam screenplay – Actor | Producer | Writer, Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014) | Pacific Rim (2013) | Children of Men (2006)
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Charlie Hunnam screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Charlie Hunnam’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 Charlie Hunnam 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 Charlie Hunnam 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 Charlie Hunnam’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, Charlie Hunnam 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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Theres only one major problem with this. The reason all those books explore the internal and external conflicts is because you need BOTH in your script to sell it! Especially for a first sale!
Every screenwriter is familiar with the internal and external conflicts – – or are they? Theyre covered in dozens of books. Ive never seen a screenwriting book that didnt cover the internal and external conflicts. Then why do I continue to receive scripts with all internal conflict or all external conflict? I believe its because some writers are better at plot-driven (external) scripts, while others are better at character-driven (internal) scripts.
Charlie Hunnam – The writer has learned how to commercialize a plot-driven or character-driven script. All of this knowledge is mute if the writer doesnt understand how internal and external conflicts work in a commercial script and how to use them to greatly increase the potential for a sale.
UNDERSTANDING INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CONFLICTS
Make a list.
Charlie Hunnam – But beyond that, Id like to suggest that you can develop a great protagonist or any other character you create through the same process that Ive been advocating for creating the structure of your story.
I do think there are things that are teachable about creating character. My best general advice is always take an acting class. Take a lot of them. Read books on acting and creating character: Michael Shurtleffs excellent Audition, which is about so much more than auditioning; Stanislavskis acting series; Michael Chekhovs books. Watch The Actors Studio. Learn how to develop and play characters yourself, even on a basic level, and it will translate to your writing.
But besides being a person who may already be more real to you than most of the people you know, a protagonist, or hero/ine, or main character, is also a function in a story. And knowing the classic components of a protagonist can help you focus your story and also broaden and deepen the qualities you already know about your character.
by: Charlie Hunnam – Actor | Producer | Writer, Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014) | Pacific Rim (2013) | Children of Men (2006)