Shaka King screenplay – Director | Writer | Producer, Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) | Newlyweeds (2013) | Mulignans (2015)
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Shaka King screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Shaka King’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 Shaka King 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 Shaka King 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 Shaka King’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, Shaka King 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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Take one of your subplots and try it. You might put all the scenes in that subplot line in a separate Word file, and work it that way. Its actually fun.
Shaka King – In my young adult thriller The Space Between, I have a lot of dream sequences; its a main line of the book. So I did a dream sequence pass actually, I did several to make sure that I was building what I wanted to build in that line of the story. When you look at just those scenes in isolation from the rest of the book, you will find connections and resonances that you cant see when youre reading the manuscript as a whole. Plus it doesnt seem as overwhelming as rereading the entire book yet again.
But when Im talking about subplot passes I dont just mean character subplots.
Try thinking like an actor. Its a cliché, but part of the craft of acting as well, that every minor actor thinks of their character as the star of the show. This is a useful mindset when youre doing character passes. Of course, you dont want to do that for every character; that convenience store clerk who has one line, even if its a colorful line, should be treated as the scenery he is.
by: Shaka King – Director | Writer | Producer, Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) | Newlyweeds (2013) | Mulignans (2015)