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Jeff Portnoy screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Jeff Portnoy’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 Jeff Portnoy 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 Jeff Portnoy 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 Jeff Portnoy’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, Jeff Portnoy 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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Arms to sky = freedom, exhilaration. A character exhibiting this gestures feels hes either escaped a great dilemma or hes risen above his own expectations (like winning the Superbowl).
Taps foot (or pen) = impatient, anxious. A character using this gesture may speak slowly and act like hes willing to wait for an answer, but his body language says he wants the answer now!
Jeff Portnoy – Twirls hair = feels under pressure. A character, usually female, who exhibits this gesture feels pressure to say or do something or is pressured by whats currently happening to her.
Snarl = cocky, indifference. A character using this gesture isnt a happy camper and will most likely challenge another characters position.
Remember, in general, the climax of an act is very, very, very often a SETPIECE SCENE theres a dazzling, thematic location; an action or suspense sequence; an intricate set; a crowd scene; even a musical number. Act climaxes also tend to be GENRE-SPECIFIC: meaning if its a romantic comedy, the climax should be both funny and sexy; if its romantic suspense, it should be both suspenseful and sexy; if its an action thriller, theres probably going to be a car chase or a murder, and so on.
Jeff Portnoy – Now, the easiest way to identify an Act Climax in a movie is just to use your watch or phone or the timer on the DVD player. When something big starts to happen about 30 minutes into a movie, either psychologically, sexually, visually, or action-y, you can pretty much count on that being an act climax. Same at 60 minutes, 90 minutes, and of course, the scenes before the end.
· Act III Climax (the whole story climax)
· Act II Climax
by: Jeff Portnoy – Manager | Producer | Talent Agent,