Ellie Martin-Sperry screenplay – Trial & Retribution (1999-2006) | Trimming the Fat (2008),
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Ellie Martin-Sperry screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Ellie Martin-Sperry’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 Ellie Martin-Sperry 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 Ellie Martin-Sperry 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 Ellie Martin-Sperry’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, Ellie Martin-Sperry 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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HOW TO WRITE A ROMCOM
The easiest way to learn to write comedy is to study it. Watch a movie and look for use of misinterpretation, tragedy, punch-lines, tie-in threes, subtext, reversals, etc.
Ellie Martin-Sperry – Misinterpretation is another common technique. Its where the hero (or other characters) thinks one thing is happening based on a set of false assumptions, when in reality something else is happening. An example is a commonly used scene where the character walks in on the end of a conversation and misinterprets the meaning. The character then wrongly acts upon this information, thus creating comedy.
Fish-out-of-water is a common technique used to create comedy because it puts a character into a situation or place he is unfamiliar with. In the hit comedy Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo a fish tank cleaner is inadvertently thrust into the world of male prostitution and becomes a gigolo.
But there was still something missing in the scene right before the close of the first half, and my editor had the same feeling without really knowing what was needed, although it had something to do with the motivation of the heroine the reason she would put herself in that kind of danger. So I looked at the scene before the characters moved in to the house, and lo and behold, what I was missing was Sex at Sixty. Its my heroines desire for one of the other characters that makes her commit to the investigation, and I wasnt making that desire line clear enough.
Ellie Martin-Sperry – I know this, and I still sometimes forget it. When I turned in my third novel, The Unseen, I knew that I was missing something in the middle, even though there was a very clear change in location and focus at the Midpoint: its the point at which my characters actually move into the supposedly haunted house and begin their experiment.
It really pays to start taking note of the Midpoints of films and books. If you find that your story is sagging in the middle, the first thing you should look at is your Midpoint scene.
– In Notting Hill, Julia Roberts has asked Hugh Grant up to her hotel suite for the first time, and Hugh walks in to find that Julias movie star boyfriend, Alec Baldwin, whom Hugh knew nothing about, is already there with her. We know that Hughs GHOST is that his ex-wife left him for a man who looked just like Harrison Ford (Alec is pretty close!), and to add to this blow, Alec mistakes Hugh for a room-service waiter and tips him, asking him to clean up while he takes Julia into the bedroom. Total emotional annihilation.
by: Ellie Martin-Sperry – Trial & Retribution (1999-2006) | Trimming the Fat (2008),