Liza Lapira screenplay – Actress | Producer | Soundtrack, 21 (2008) | Fast & Furious (2009) | Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
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Liza Lapira screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Liza Lapira’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 Liza Lapira 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 Liza Lapira 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 Liza Lapira’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, Liza Lapira 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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Presenting an external conflict that forces the hero to change an internal problem will result in the heros arc! Screenwriters who consistently develop scenes for Act II based on the heros internal conflict (arc) rarely find themselves staring at 60 blank pages because theyre busy developing scenarios thatll push the hero and force him to change! Its what makes screenwriting challenging, yet fun! And itll make those empty 60 blank pages fill up fast.
Still unsure how to do this? Then ask the following question, How does the external conflict force the hero to change? In Jurassic Park, protecting two kids from man-eating dinosaurs forces the hero to realize kids arent so bad.
Liza Lapira – Take a look at every scene in Act II. The scene may contain vital information, it may have conflict and probably does a good job at moving the story forward, but does it contribute to the heros arc? It should!
The great thing about developing all of Act IIs scenes based on the heros arc is that they often hold strong emotional value. Its what makes the audience identify with the hero and its what makes the audience have an emotional connection with the hero!
The entrance to the cave is temple-like, part of the thematic image system of world religions and mysticism.
Liza Lapira – The very first encounter and shock moment comes less than two minutes into the film, when one of the guides in Indys search party chops through undergrowth to reveal a huge, demonic statue. The terrified guide runs away, screaming. Its a thematic reference to the power of the gods (and a setup of Indys CHARACTER ARC: he begins the movie without fear of or belief in the supernatural; by the end he understands that there are things he will never understand, awesome forces that need to be respected).
Another great example of working a THEMATIC IMAGE SYSTEM is the first scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
(If theres anything I learned from screenwriting its that you can JUST SAY IT. And it generally works better if you just do.)
by: Liza Lapira – Actress | Producer | Soundtrack, 21 (2008) | Fast & Furious (2009) | Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)