Margaret Qualley screenplay – Actress | Additional Crew | Producer, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood (2019) | Fosse/Verdon (2019) | Kenzo World (2016)
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Margaret Qualley screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Margaret Qualley’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 Margaret Qualley 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 Margaret Qualley 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 Margaret Qualley’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, Margaret Qualley 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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This teaser shows a lot of detail, but leaves out one vital piece of information thats revealed late in the story. For example, we see a murder take place in detail, but never see the killers face. The killers revealed later when the scene repeats and the killers identity is revealed. The trick to making this type of repeat teaser work is when the scene repeats, make it shorter. Provide just enough information so the reader understands that the teasers repeating then reveal the killers identity.
LONG TO SHORT
Margaret Qualley – A teaser is usually 1-5 pages long, preferably closer to 3 pages and is used to entice the audience into the story. An example is an opening page where we see a dead body. This immediately engrosses the reader in the story by creating suspense and asking, Who killed the victim and why? Assuming its a homicide. The teaser also sets the tone, mood and atmosphere for the entire story. A teaser isnt necessary in a script, but can be an effective technique to grab the reader. There are two kinds of repeat teasers: 1) Long to short 2) Short to long
Use a Repeat Teaser
Her desire is being voiced in the song, but the visuals give it the emotional power and truth. This is her drive; this is what she would kill for.
Margaret Qualley – – Funny Girl is a great example of making the desire of the heroine concrete and visual (musicals so often do this brilliantly, in song and in visuals). Early in the story, Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice is fired from the chorus line of a vaudeville show because shes a terrible dancer and, well, not exactly cover girl material. She tries to convince the producer to rehire her in a song (Im the Greatest Star), but gets thrown out of the theater anyway. Out in the alley, she makes a decision and storms back in to try again, still singing only to find the theater empty. Then, alone out on stage, she has that moment that Im sure every actor and singer and dancer in the history of the world has had that moment of being alone on an empty stage with the entire vast history and awesome power of the theater around you. She is speechless, silenced and then finishes the song with a power and passion we havent seen in her yet. We see, unequivocally, that she is a star.
Well, what I really mean is, you need to make inner and outer desire crystal clear. And that is often better accomplished visually than in words. You dont actually have to have the hero say he wants the heroine, if you describe how his world stops at the moment that he meets her (as we see done so well in Notting Hill).
Ive said before that its important to state your hero/ines outer desire aloud either by the character saying it or someone close to them (or better yet, someone in opposition to them!) stating it for them.
by: Margaret Qualley – Actress | Additional Crew | Producer, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood (2019) | Fosse/Verdon (2019) | Kenzo World (2016)