Jenna Lamia screenplay – Producer | Actress | Additional Crew, The Fighter (I) (2010) | The Call (II) (2013) | Awkward. (2014-2016)
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Jenna Lamia screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Jenna Lamia’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 Jenna Lamia 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 Jenna Lamia 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 Jenna Lamia’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, Jenna Lamia 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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CREATING CHARACTER DEPTH VIA REFLECTION TECHNIQUES
Bonus Pro Tidbit: Pros take subtext gestures to the next level by creating a specific character gesture, often referred to as a tic, for the character theyve created. They might have a character that spits right before he tells a lie or always plays with his tie if he really likes a woman. This tic is repeated during the story to reveal vital character information without having to resort to dialogue. Consider developing a tic for your character. Use your characters unique tic combined with subtext gestures to write like a pro!
Jenna Lamia – While I advocate delivering the meaning behind the gestures, it isnt always necessary. The scenes dialogue or description may serve this purpose or the writer may deliberately withhold the meaning to create suspense. By only writing Mark hesitates, the audience (reader) will wonder why and by withholding the meaning, the writer can create suspense. Take a close look at what youre trying to accomplish within the scene or the story itself and adjust the subtext gestures accordingly.
John taps his foot, anxious.
· 60 minutes into a 2-hour movie, 200 pages into a 400-page book.
Jenna Lamia – MIDPOINT CLIMAX
· May start a Ticking Clock (this is early, but it can happen here).
· Often propels the hero/ine Across the Threshold and Into The Special World. (Look for a location change, a journey begun.)
by: Jenna Lamia – Producer | Actress | Additional Crew, The Fighter (I) (2010) | The Call (II) (2013) | Awkward. (2014-2016)