Dan Levy screenplay – Producer | Writer | Actor, Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020) | Happiest Season (2020) | Admission (2013)
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Dan Levy screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Dan Levy’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 Dan Levy 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 Dan Levy 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 Dan Levy’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, Dan Levy 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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but the screenwriter only has 10 pages to hook the reader!
The screenwriter has 30 pages to setup the story,
Dan Levy – Doesnt the screenwriter have 30 pages to grab the readers interest? What happened to the 30-page setup? Heres what the First Ten Pages either make or break your script really means:
But wait a minute
You will hear very often about how important it is to create a realistic psychology of a villain. I dont disagree; nothing makes me toss a book faster than seeing a serial killer who is cleverly characterized with an artistic or poetic bent. Doesnt happen in real life. Of course, a killer like Buffalo Bill doesnt happen in real life, either, and The Silence of the Lambs in case you havent noticed! is one of my all-time favorite books and films. So why does that book work for me when so many others just make me groan and throw things?
Dan Levy – PSYCHOLOGICAL VS. MYTHIC
No, I dont mean aliens or vampires! Im talking about an antagonist that is larger than a human or other kind of being, like the dystopian society in The Hunger Games, or Julia Roberts fame in Notting Hill. In stories where the society is the real antagonist, there is often a human representative of that society for us to hate, like President Snow in Hunger Games or Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. But the evil in Hunger Games is bigger than blond bully Cato or autocratic Snow; its the whole dystopian societal system. And while the paparazzi in Notting Hill are a good physical representation and ever-present reminder of the huge gulf in status between Anna and Will, the real problem is that gulf itself: the fame that is constantly getting between the lovers.
by: Dan Levy – Producer | Writer | Actor, Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020) | Happiest Season (2020) | Admission (2013)