Esther Chang (I) screenplay – We Are with the Band (2010),
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Esther Chang (I) screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Esther Chang (I)’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 Esther Chang (I) 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 Esther Chang (I) 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 Esther Chang (I)’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, Esther Chang (I) 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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What is a holiday script? There are many holidays in a calendar year, like Easter, Fourth of July, Yom Kippur, Memorial Day, etc. However, if a producer indicates hes seeking a holiday script, hes referring to the period that falls from Thanksgiving to New Years. This includes Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve and even New Years Day. Almost all holiday films open during this time and involve characters in a story that takes place during the holidays. Producers like these stories because they have a built-in audience for two years; the first year the audience views the release in the theater and the second year they give the DVD as a gift.
HOW TO WRITE A HOLIDAY SCRIPT
Esther Chang (I) – Writers are always advised to outline, but its especially important when tackling a RomCom because there are so many factors that must be in the script before itll get serious attention from Hollywood.
The reader (audience) should be swept away at the end. This story is about romance, destiny and we should be swept away in how great it feels to be in love! If the story ends with a couple that do NOT get together, then its a comedy, not a RomCom!
Esther Chang (I) – No matter what genre youre looking at, together these two scenes, ALL IS LOST and a NEW REVELATION, are almost always the climax of the second act because its such an exhilarating reversal to go from losing everything to gaining that key piece of knowledge that will power the hero/ine through the final confrontation to the end.
And the NEW REVELATION in romance is, of course, the newly dumped Loved One realizing that a life with the Lover is the most important thing in their world.
(I write much more about this Lover/Loved One dynamic in love stories in Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors, II.)
by: Esther Chang (I) – We Are with the Band (2010),