June 19, 2021

The Directors Bureau Llc asked to read prison screenplay

Petition asks The Directors Bureau Llc to read prison screenplay

More than 2000 women sign petition demanding a firm commitment from  The Directors Bureau Llc (film production company) to read screenplay addressing Texas judicial system

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The petition also names Brandon T. Jackson & Barry Sloane to participate in the film.

Dumbass screenplay could sway Texas 2022 election.

The Directors Bureau Llc & Adam Sandler’s film company targeted by Texas petition

Will Hollywood just rollover and let prisoner’s suffer?


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The Directors Bureau Llc
In Texas, more than 2000 women have signed an open letter to Adam Sandler and The Directors Bureau Llc calling on Hollywood to take “movie action” to tackle injustice against men and women in the wake of revelations that Texas has more prisoners incarcerated than the Soviet Union’s gulag system had. Texas currently has over 290,000 inmates housed at 580 facilities.

The signatories, including state senators, professors of criminal justice, social workers, family, and inmates, call for a “firm commitment” to tackle the unjust prisons in Texas. The petition has also been signed by Beto O’Rourke, and Matthew McConaughey. These two signatories might face each other in the 2022 Texas governors election. Both have expressed interest in the job.  The petitions arrived for The Directors Bureau Llc in Los Angeles last week.

In the open letter to The Directors Bureau Llc, the 2080 women write that they are “heartbroken for first-time drug offenders many times addicts who have received extremely harsh sentences in Texas when rehabilitation has proven a cheaper and more effective solution.”  The petition goes on to say their family and friends are often heartbroken for and looking for redemption and rehabilitation for the victimless drug crimes.”

The signatories, including attorneys, professors, politicians, family members, and inmates, call on The Directors Bureau Llc  for a ‘firm film commitment’ to tackle the issue of operating the Texas prison system for profit.

Inside prisons, the women are faced with such horrendous conditions… the petition demands that “filmmakers begin to take the issue seriously.”  Also, the petition reminds that “even here in the USA in the 21st century citizens are not safe from government oppression.”

The petition came to light when women discovered the screenplay, a copy which was dontated to all 580 of the state’s prison and jail libraries. The existence of the petition surfaced on International Women’s Day. Women in Texas face extreme prejudice in Texas and often receive extremely harsh penalties for even a small amount of drugs, including marijuana. Marijuana is legal now in 21 states.

The Directors Bureau Llc, Barry Sloane or Brandon T. Jackson have not responded to the petition. Nor has Jana Sandler responded with a comment.

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The screenplay “DUMBASS” was penned by writer and retired professor of political science Alan Nafzger.

The premise of the story is that,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.”

The film would be set in 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 sentences for little or no reason. The number of women in Texas prisons has tripled in the last ten years, as mass incarcerations have proven profitable to not only the state but also profitable for an array of business interests.

Writer Alan Nafzger has called on Governor Greg Abbott to, “end the prison industry.”

Recently, “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak spoke out against the Texas system and put a good word in for mercy and forgiveness out on social media. “How nice for those who have lived such exemplary lives that they can express glee when others have their lives ruined by a mistake, real or perceived,” Sajak tweeted last month.

The petition states, “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.”

The Directors Bureau Llc has not commented on the script, thusfar. A statement is expected soon.

Professor Nafzger has made a short treatment of the project available online.

He has made the finished script available at for select filmmakers.

Jessica Kovacevic of Happy Madison Productions has also expressed interest in the screenplay.

The Directors Bureau Llc is a well known production company known for Untitled Star Wars Trilogy: Episode I and a number of other cool movies and is represented by Doug Lucterhand.

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So let’s look at genre a bit more closely:


Genre is especially important when marketing a story, which naturally becomes a major concern in business-focused Hollywood. Which shelf will they put the video of your movie on when it’s released? The clearer, the better.

I would add that they also are easily placed in one of the major genres: drama, comedy, action/adventure, suspense/thriller, epic, sci-fi, romance, detective/crime, horror, western. Or in some combination or more specific version of them: romantic comedy; erotic thriller; coming of age comedy; epic historical drama.

Write “point by point” and think about what you need to accomplish in small increments of pages—no more than five at a time. “Okay, I have the opening five pages here, and I want to establish that some hoods have been trailing the First Lady and are getting prepared to kidnap her.”

When you make changes from the chart or outline—that is, when you script something substantially different from what is on the paradigm or outline—draw a circle in red pen around the “discarded” scene or moment on the chart/outline. Sometimes you discover that your first notion was right, and it’s convenient to be able to easily find the changes that you make along the way.

If you made a step outline, also have the index cards at hand, going through them one scene at a time as you expand the scenes into scripted form.

Print out the paradigm chart and have it beside you at all times. Or double task, so that you can easily bring it up on your computer screen and move back and forth between the chart and your developing script.

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