May 14, 2021

Jerry Bick Productions Inc asked to read prison screenplay

Petition asks Jerry Bick Productions Inc to read prison screenplay

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

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The petition also names Anja Savcic & Clark Duke to participate in the film.

Dumbass screenplay could sway Texas 2022 election.

Jerry Bick Productions 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 Jerry Bick Productions 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 Jerry Bick Productions Inc in Los Angeles last week.

In the open letter to Jerry Bick Productions 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 Jerry Bick Productions 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.

Jerry Bick Productions Inc, Clark Duke or Anja Savcic 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.”

Jerry Bick Productions 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.

Jerry Bick Productions Inc is a well known production company known for Witness for the Prosecution and a number of other cool movies and is represented by Doug Lucterhand.

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“It was like this big scam,” says Chris Gore, editor of the online magazine Film Threat. “There was all this buzz, all these bragging rights and all these ego-driven deals. But really what happened was that screenwriting turned into an industry preying on all these people from Michigan or someplace who think they’re going to come out here and write a screenplay and make $1 million overnight. It became like the lottery.”

An article by Dana Kennedy in the New York Times (Dec. 9, 2001) put the phenomenon in context.

Another misconception about screenwriting concerns money: that screenwriting is an easy or at least likely way to get rich. Especially in the 1990s, the newspapers were full of stories about million-dollar screenplay sales, and naturally a lot of budding writers took interest.

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Each complication leads directly to the hero’s call to action.

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The complication in The Graduate is when Mrs. Robinson makes her move on Benjamin: “Take me home.” In Fargo, it’s when the anti-hero has the possibility of cutting a deal that will relieve the financial burden that motivated his scheme to hold his own wife for ransom. In Chinatown, it’s when the real Mrs. Mulray shows up, proving that the “Mrs. Mulray” who hired Jake (the hero) was an impostor.

Moving from the hook, go immediately toward your focus on the hero and look for a complication that will cause the hero to act or react—and in turn lead to the commitment to action that we call “the hero’s call to action.” The complication, therefore, is related to the dramatic spine of the story in a way that the hook really doesn’t have to be.

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