Denise Crosby screenplay – Actress | Producer, Pet Sematary (1989) | Miracle Mile (1988) | Deep Impact (1998)
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Denise Crosby screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Denise Crosby’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 Denise Crosby 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 Denise Crosby 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 Denise Crosby’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, Denise Crosby 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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2) Start thinking of each Act as its own story. Writers know that at the end of Act I and Act II there is a plot point that spins the story in a new direction. The new direction is like the start of a new story. By thinking of each Act as its own story with its own beginning, middle and end, the writer can free his mind from the daunting task of 120-blank pages staring back at him. Instead, the writer has broken the story into manageable chunks.
1) Take a look at the logline. Does it deal solely with the setup or the entire story from start to finish? Many loglines only tell us the setup. This is a major red flag that indicates Act II and Act III dont work because the writer doesnt know the story beyond the setup. This assessment has never proven to be wrong. If your logline only deals with the setup, then STOP! Go back and outline past the setup and develop the entire story from start to finish or risk writing a solid Act I and a piece of crap Act II and Act III.
Denise Crosby – Screenplays from aspiring screenwriters often start off strong with a solid Act I, then the story falls apart. Screenwriters seem intimidated by the overwhelming length of Act IIs 60 pages. They dont seem to understand its structure and how it relates to the heros arc. By the time the writer hits Act III, its obvious the story doesnt work and the final resolution is a hodgepodge attempt at a fix. I believe there are two, easy ways to resolve this issue:
ACTS STAND ALONE
When in Jaws, Sheriff Brody is confronted with the problem of a great white shark eating people in his backyard (ocean), his initial PLAN is to close the beach to swimmers. He throws together some handmade Beaches Closed signs and sticks them in the sand. Problem solved, right?
Denise Crosby – Directed by Stephen Spielberg
Screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottleib
Book by Peter Benchley
by: Denise Crosby – Actress | Producer, Pet Sematary (1989) | Miracle Mile (1988) | Deep Impact (1998)