Lisa Edelstein screenplay – Actress | Producer | Writer, House (2004-2011) | Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (2014-2018) | Keeping the Faith (2000)
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Lisa Edelstein screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Lisa Edelstein’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 Lisa Edelstein 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 Lisa Edelstein 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 Lisa Edelstein’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, Lisa Edelstein 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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Screenwriting 101 classes, books, seminars and workshops say the same thing about Act IIs scenes: the scenes should contain conflict and move the story forward. Both are accurate, but the area few cover is the arc. For commercial purposes, every scene in Act II should contribute to the heros arc.
ACT IIS SCENES
Lisa Edelstein – Okay, Ive gone through the heros scenes. Now its your turn to use it as a checklist and go back through every scene in your screenplay and see how it stands up to the heros scenes.
This is the scene where the heros all by himself (or thinks hes by himself) and we see how he acts, which reveals his true emotions, true intent, true self, etc. For example, a Boy Scout type character might break up the furniture when hes alone, thus revealing he has a temper. Or a tough-ass cop might break down and cry in private. Assuring the hero always gets this scene will provide the audience with insider information and make them feel closer to the hero.
Neo presses the esc (escape) key to try to figure out whats going on.
Lisa Edelstein – We first see Neo asleep at his computer. Hes been running a search on a man named Morpheus. The words Wake up, Neo appear on his screen and he wakes up. The computer then tells him that: The Matrix has you… and to Follow the white rabbit…
In Sequence 1 of The Matrix, the scene in which we first meet Neo, writers Larry & Andy Wachowskis throw in all of those thematic references:
A great example to look at is The Matrix. The Matrix is all about waking up, about what reality is, and about protagonist Neo as the potential savior of the world, which has been enslaved by a virtual reality program. And about escaping. And about going down the rabbit hole.
by: Lisa Edelstein – Actress | Producer | Writer, House (2004-2011) | Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (2014-2018) | Keeping the Faith (2000)