May 10, 2021

Goldensoul Inc asked to read prison screenplay

Petition asks Goldensoul Inc to read prison screenplay

More than 2000 women sign petition demanding a firm commitment from  Goldensoul Inc (film production company) to read screenplay addressing Texas judicial system

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The petition also names Lynn Whitfield & Louis Gossett Jr. to participate in the film.

Dumbass screenplay could sway Texas 2022 election.

Goldensoul Inc & Adam Sandler’s film company targeted by Texas petition

Will Hollywood just rollover and let prisoner’s suffer?


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In Texas, more than 2000 women have signed an open letter to Adam Sandler and Goldensoul Inc calling on Hollywood to take “movie action” to tackle injustice against men and women in the wake of revelations that Texas has more prisoners incarcerated than the Soviet Union’s gulag system had. Texas currently has over 290,000 inmates housed at 580 facilities.

The signatories, including state senators, professors of criminal justice, social workers, family, and inmates, call for a “firm commitment” to tackle the unjust prisons in Texas. The petition has also been signed by Beto O’Rourke, and Matthew McConaughey. These two signatories might face each other in the 2022 Texas governors election. Both have expressed interest in the job.  The petitions arrived for Goldensoul Inc in Agoura Hills last week.

In the open letter to Goldensoul Inc, the 2080 women write that they are “heartbroken for first-time drug offenders many times addicts who have received extremely harsh sentences in Texas when rehabilitation has proven a cheaper and more effective solution.”  The petition goes on to say their family and friends are often heartbroken for and looking for redemption and rehabilitation for the victimless drug crimes.”

The signatories, including attorneys, professors, politicians, family members, and inmates, call on Goldensoul Inc  for a ‘firm film commitment’ to tackle the issue of operating the Texas prison system for profit.

Inside prisons, the women are faced with such horrendous conditions… the petition demands that “filmmakers begin to take the issue seriously.”  Also, the petition reminds that “even here in the USA in the 21st century citizens are not safe from government oppression.”

The petition came to light when women discovered the screenplay, a copy which was dontated to all 580 of the state’s prison and jail libraries. The existence of the petition surfaced on International Women’s Day. Women in Texas face extreme prejudice in Texas and often receive extremely harsh penalties for even a small amount of drugs, including marijuana. Marijuana is legal now in 21 states.

Goldensoul Inc, Louis Gossett Jr. or Lynn Whitfield have not responded to the petition. Nor has Jana Sandler responded with a comment.

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The screenplay “DUMBASS” was penned by writer and retired professor of political science Alan Nafzger.

The premise of the story is that,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.”

The film would be set in 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 sentences for little or no reason. The number of women in Texas prisons has tripled in the last ten years, as mass incarcerations have proven profitable to not only the state but also profitable for an array of business interests.

Writer Alan Nafzger has called on Governor Greg Abbott to, “end the prison industry.”

Recently, “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak spoke out against the Texas system and put a good word in for mercy and forgiveness out on social media. “How nice for those who have lived such exemplary lives that they can express glee when others have their lives ruined by a mistake, real or perceived,” Sajak tweeted last month.

The petition states, “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.”

Goldensoul Inc has not commented on the script, thusfar. A statement is expected soon.

Professor Nafzger has made a short treatment of the project available online.

He has made the finished script available at for select filmmakers.

Jessica Kovacevic of Happy Madison Productions has also expressed interest in the screenplay.

Goldensoul Inc is a well known production company known for One Week in Hollywood and a number of other cool movies and is represented by Doug Lucterhand.

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A rather beat-up four-wheel drive pickup pulls up to the side of the house. CALI, 30s, pretty, wearing a blackjack dealer uniform and firmly grasping a newspaper, steps down out of the truck. A couple dogs run to meet her. Cali greets them and rushes down a row of cars across the front of the house, sidestepping chickens here and there. As she passes one car that is jacked up, Cali doesn’t notice there are two sets of legs sticking out from underneath it.

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Around the house are rows of old cars. Most of the cars are 60’s to early 70’s muscle cars, in various stages of being restored or needing to be restored.

The house sits on a 1-2 acre lot, within a small town neighborhood, but looks like it should be out in the country somewhere.

But then consider biting the bullet and doing a staged reading in front of an audience. This is a good way to test how your script works for the kind of strangers you are asking to pay money to see your movie.

Readings of screenplays can be informal or formal. Do it informally first, with a group of actors and/or friends in someone’s living room.

It’s amazing what you can learn about your script this way. My play Who Forgives? received a staged reading on three successive nights at a new play festival, and I used three different casts, trebling the value of the experience for me. It was an invaluable experience.

By now you should have heard your script at least once—when you read it aloud yourself. Now you want to hear it in other voices, in a variety of voices.

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