Eric Winter screenplay – Actor | Producer | Soundtrack, The Ugly Truth (2009) | Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) | Days of Our Lives (2002-2006)
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Eric Winter screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Eric Winter’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 Eric Winter 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 Eric Winter 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 Eric Winter’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, Eric Winter 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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In 10 Ways to Lose a Guy the secret is the female lead is writing a magazine article and really isnt so neurotic.
In While You Were Sleeping the secret is the female lead isnt really engaged to the comatose brother.
Eric Winter – In The Wedding Planner the secret is that the guy shes fallen for is her clients fiancé.
Every good RomCom has one! It doesnt have to be a big secret and it can be revealed at any point in the story. Here are three examples:
The New Revelation almost always comes right after the All Is Lost scene, or even within it. The hero/ine figures out the missing piece of the puzzle, and like the phoenix rising from the ashes, s/he regroups and formulates one last desperate plan, and comes out of the long dark night even more determined to win. Its a double punch of two key scenes, and that double punch is almost always the Act II Climax (page 90 of a script, page 300 or so of a novel).
Eric Winter – NEW REVELATION
The All Is Lost scene is one of the key story elements, and it deserves a great SETPIECE: a visual representation of the despair of your character. Its often played as an action scene that ends in a huge, heartbreaking loss.
This darkening third quarter of your story is almost certainly going to culminate in a scene or sequence that, since the ancient Greeks, has been called THE LONG DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL (also known as ALL IS LOST or THE BLACK MOMENT or APPARENT DEFEAT or VISIT TO DEATH). Your protagonist has been spiraling downward, and now the detective is thrown off the case, the crucial lawsuit is dismissed, a key witness is eliminated, a major battle is lost, or an ally is killed or several of these at once. The hero/ine metaphorically dies in this scene, and often its because a loved one has actually died. In a mythic structure or Chosen One story or Mentor story, this is almost always where the mentor dies or is otherwise taken out of the action, so the hero/ine must go into the final battle alone (and emotionally devastated).
by: Eric Winter – Actor | Producer | Soundtrack, The Ugly Truth (2009) | Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) | Days of Our Lives (2002-2006)