David Burtka screenplay – Actor | Writer | Producer, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011) | Neil’s Puppet Dreams (2012-2013) | CSI: NY (2007)
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David Burtka screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through David Burtka’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 David Burtka 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 David Burtka 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 David Burtka’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, David Burtka 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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If you get stuck in Act II there are three ways to move forward: 1) Go back and look at Act I. What hasnt been paid off yet? What hasnt been resolved? What questions havent been answered? Make a list and use it to help you move forward in Act II 2) The hero. Stay focused on resolving his internal conflict. Most writers make the mistake of focusing Act II entirely on resolving the external conflict, when Act II is really about resolving the heros internal conflict via the external conflict 3) Focus on Scenes. Break down Act II into individual scenes. Go back to the list you made for Act I and create scenes for each of the unresolved areas.
This is the area most writers get stuck or never get past at all. Id like to tell you its because this Act is the longest, but that isnt the real reason. The real reason is because writers have never been properly taught how to commercialize a script so their art becomes a Hollywood movie. Lets change this status quo.
David Burtka – FOOLPROOF ACT II
Act I is the steering wheel to a story, dont build a storys car without it.
David Burtka – Here are some more examples, from some much better movies:
· Whats standing in his way? (FORCES OF OPPOSITION) About a million natural disasters as the planet caves in; an evil politician who has put a billion dollar price tag on tickets for the spaceship; a Russian Mafioso who keeps being in the same place at the same time as Cusack, and sometimes ends up helping, and sometimes ends up hurting. (Was I the only one queased out by the way all the Russian characters were killed off, leaving only the most obnoxious kids on the planet?)
· How is he going to do it? (PLAN) By getting the map from the nutjob and following the map to get his family to the secret spaceships (that arent really spaceships).
by: David Burtka – Actor | Writer | Producer, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011) | Neil’s Puppet Dreams (2012-2013) | CSI: NY (2007)