Dayton Callie screenplay – Actor | Writer | Producer, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) | Volcano (1997) | Halloween II (2009)
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Dayton Callie screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Dayton Callie’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 Dayton Callie 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 Dayton Callie 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 Dayton Callie’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, Dayton Callie 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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Suspense can be created by conflict, but there are other ways. The easiest way is to withhold information. I dont know why writers feel compelled to answer every question a character asks another character. Leave it wide open. End a scene as soon as the question is asked and come back to it or answer it later this technique is done in soap operas and theyve been around for 30 years because they hold the audience in suspense as they wait for the question to be answered. Theres no rule when you have to end a scene ..show a bomb ticking, then go to something else. Leaving us hanging in suspense! Every scene should have suspense and dont make the mistake of believing suspense is only for specific genres like thriller or horror. EVERY scene has suspense or it doesnt work. And stop listening to gurus who tell the scene must have a beginning, middle and an end. Since when? Get in late Get out early! Nothings more exciting than entering a room in the middle of a heated argument. Someone throws a plate and before it makes contact another scene starts!
Dayton Callie – Every scene in the entire screenplay, especially while dealing with the heros arc in Act II, should have subtext. The subtext should be either visual or via the dialogue. Subtext is nothing more than underlying meaning. Remember the relative who said you look great, have you lost weight? Hes really implying you were fat in the first place. Hes just not saying it directly. Thats called dialogue subtext. Lets say you want to show a character is angry. Rather than having him blurt it out, have him slam a door shut or throw a plate. Thats visual subtext that shows anger! Its that simple! If a scene doesnt have subtext, layer it in.
For example, in my thriller Book of Shadows, heres the Act One set up: the protagonist, homicide detective Adam Garrett, is called on to investigate the murder of a college girl, which looks like a Satanic killing. Garrett and his partner make a quick arrest of a classmate of the girls, a troubled goth musician. But Garrett is not convinced of the boys guilt, and when a practicing witch from nearby Salem insists the boy is innocent and there have been other murders, Garrett is compelled to investigate further.
Dayton Callie – · What and who is standing in his or her way?
And for extra credit:
· What is the CENTRAL QUESTION of the story?
by: Dayton Callie – Actor | Writer | Producer, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) | Volcano (1997) | Halloween II (2009)