Julian McMahon screenplay – Actor | Producer, Fantastic Four (I) (2005) | Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) | Nip/Tuck (2003-2010)
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Julian McMahon screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Julian McMahon’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 Julian McMahon 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 Julian McMahon 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 Julian McMahon’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, Julian McMahon 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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Studying clichés and their meaning is a great way to understand subtext. However, you cant use clichés in a spec screenplay and hope to sell it. Lets say you have a scene where a guy thinks he won a $10K bingo and goes out and maxes out his credit cards. Later, he discovers it was a prank pulled by his buddy. The cliché Dont count your chickens before theyre hatched might apply to this scenario, but you cant use the cliché. Instead, work through phrases to use in the scene that provide an underlying meaning. For example, the buddy might simply say something like:
But I bet I didnt have to tell you the meanings. I bet you knew the meanings. See, you do know subtext and didnt realize it. I bet you cant get through a day without experiencing subtext. Weve heard common phrases, like the ones above, so many times in our daily lives that we automatically know and understand their meanings.
Julian McMahon – 5) A glutton for punishment doesnt refer to overeaters who beat themselves with a stick at dinner time. Its underlying meaning is a person who seeks out burdensome or unpleasant tasks, things, people, situations, etc.
4) Have a lot on ones plate isnt a reference to overeaters. Its underlying meaning is a person who has multiple things going at once that requires attention.
ENTERING THE SPECIAL WORLD/CROSSING THE THRESHOLD
Julian McMahon – What makes us know from the beginning that this person is The One? What is their ghost/wound, their inner and outer desire, their character arc? Why is the protagonist right for them? What can you do in the scene to give your reader or audience the EXPERIENCE of falling in love?
INTRODUCE LOVE INTEREST (you may or may not have one)
What are the qualities of this mentor? How is this person a good teacher (or a bad teacher) for the hero/ine?
by: Julian McMahon – Actor | Producer, Fantastic Four (I) (2005) | Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) | Nip/Tuck (2003-2010)