Freida Pinto screenplay – Actress | Producer | Soundtrack, Slumdog Millionaire (2008) | Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) | Immortals (2011)
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Freida Pinto screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Freida Pinto’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 Freida Pinto 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 Freida Pinto 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 Freida Pinto’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, Freida Pinto 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 do you grab the viewer? Just like in a feature film, start with a unique concept. Next, end with a twist. Regardless of the genre, a twist is imperative for a short film to really captivate its viewers. Why? The viewers arent audience viewers, theyre really judges wholl decide if the filmmakers work is good enough to render considering him for a feature film deal or other work. A twist ending makes the short memorable. At the end of a film festival or after watching dozens of reels, a judge (could be a festival judge, agent, sales agent, producer, studio, etc.) remembers that comedy with a twist or that horror that shocked him, etc., hes more likely to cut a deal with the filmmaker.
With this in mind, short scripts need to be given special consideration. First, a filmmaker wouldnt be making a short screenplay to showcase his talent if he had the big bucks required to make a feature; hed just make the feature. This means the short screenplay should be treated like an ultra low-budget feature film with limited locations, limited cast, no SPFX, no costumes, no period pieces, no fires, no car chases, no stunts, no animals, no kids, etc. Secondly, it needs to stand out from the crowd. Most likely, the short screenplay will be produced to go to film festivals and be shown on the filmmakers reel. There are thousands of these submissions a year to festivals. It needs to grab the viewer and be something the viewer will remember long after leaving the theater.
Freida Pinto – Unlike the feature film script, the short script isnt used to attract a large audience wholl purchase tickets and popcorn. Instead, its used as a promotional tool for a director (filmmaker). It showcases his or her ability to deliver a finished product. Therefore, filmmakers will pick a short screenplay they can shoot that captures their individual style or preferred genre.
HOW TO WRITE A SHORT SCRIPT
· CEREMONY AND AWARDS: Not all stories have this element, but mythic structure stories very often have a step in the Resolution in which the hero/ine and team are honored by the community that they have just saved
Freida Pinto – · RESOLUTION: We get a glimpse into the New Way of Life that the hero/ine will be living after this whole ordeal and all s/hes learned from it
· FULL CIRCLE: Not every story uses this technique, but often the hero/ine returns to a place we saw at the beginning of the story, and we see her or his character growth
Then in the RESOLUTION or EPILOGUE we have these elements:
by: Freida Pinto – Actress | Producer | Soundtrack, Slumdog Millionaire (2008) | Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) | Immortals (2011)