Chris Sullivan screenplay – Actor | Producer | Writer, This Is Us (2016-2021) | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) | The Knick (2014-2015)
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Chris Sullivan screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Chris Sullivan’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 Chris Sullivan 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 Chris Sullivan 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 Chris Sullivan’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, Chris Sullivan 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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Heres how they play out:
Chris Sullivan – Both the external and internal conflicts are established in Act I.
Internal Conflict = Jack needs to learn to be the leader. Hes a follower!
So its essential to know where you want your character to end up, and then you can work backward to create a number of personal obstacles and external problems that are keeping that character from being everything s/he can be.
Chris Sullivan – Closely entwined with the inner/outer desire lines is the ARC of the character. As I said in the last chapter, the arc of the character is what the character learns during the course of the story and how s/he changes because of it. The arc of a character is almost always about the character realizing that s/hes been obsessed with an outer goal or desire, when what she really needs to be whole, fulfilled, and lovable is ________ (fill in the blank). On top of that, a character will go from shy and repressed to a capable and respected leader, from selfish to altruistic, from a pathological liar to a seeker of truth and the bigger the change, the more impact the story will have (but be careful to keep it believable).
I said this in the last chapter, but its worth repeating: its usually true that the external desire will be a selfish want: something the protagonist wants for him or herself, and the inner need will be unselfish: something the protagonist comes to want for other people. This transition of awareness and priority from external desire to internal need is a great way to show growth in a character.
by: Chris Sullivan – Actor | Producer | Writer, This Is Us (2016-2021) | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) | The Knick (2014-2015)