May 18, 2021

The Konigsberg Co/The Sanitsky Co/ Et Al asked to read prison screenplay

Petition asks The Konigsberg Co/The Sanitsky Co/ Et Al to read prison screenplay

More than 2000 women sign petition demanding a firm commitment from  The Konigsberg Co/The Sanitsky Co/ Et Al (film production company) to read screenplay addressing Texas judicial system

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The petition also names Deborah Finkel & Josh Lucas to participate in the film.

Dumbass screenplay could sway Texas 2022 election.

The Konigsberg Co/The Sanitsky Co/ Et Al & Adam Sandler’s film company targeted by Texas petition

Will Hollywood just rollover and let prisoner’s suffer?


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In Texas, more than 2000 women have signed an open letter to Adam Sandler and The Konigsberg Co/The Sanitsky Co/ Et Al 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 Konigsberg Co/The Sanitsky Co/ Et Al in Los Angeles last week.

In the open letter to The Konigsberg Co/The Sanitsky Co/ Et Al, 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 Konigsberg Co/The Sanitsky Co/ Et Al  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 Konigsberg Co/The Sanitsky Co/ Et Al, Josh Lucas or Deborah Finkel 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 Konigsberg Co/The Sanitsky Co/ Et Al 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 Konigsberg Co/The Sanitsky Co/ Et Al is a well known production company known for Lobo and a number of other cool movies and is represented by Doug Lucterhand.

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“The first script…was much more episodic, tangential, and novelistic….It didn’t work for us. We started to become interested in the love story between Woody and the Keaton character, which was all over the place. We cut and pasted to make the love story more important, and the structure emerged. The material was telling us what to do.” (American Screenwriters).

In a similar vein, Marshall Brickman has written about the “forest” writing experience of working on Annie Hall with Woody Allen.

“I invariably have the illusion that the whole play of a story, its start and middle and finish, occur in my mind simultaneously – that I’m seeing it in one flash. But in the working-out, the writing-out, infinite surprises happen. Thank God, because surprise, the twist, the phrase that comes at the right moment out of nowhere, is the unexpected dividend, the joyful little push that keeps a writer going. At one time I used to keep notebooks with outlines for stories. But I found doing this somehow deadened the idea in my imagination. If the notion is good enough, if it truly belongs to YOU, then you can’t forget it … it will haunt you till it’s written.” (Paris Review, Summer 1988).

Still another forest person is author Truman Capote, who has written a number of memorable television dramas:

Evil: If a destructive entity is set loose, then everything in its path is in danger. Here it comes. Who does it get next? Suspense. Tension.

Caring: If we care about a character, we care about what happens to him. If we learn something bad is going to happen, then we wait for it—in suspense. And if the agent of the bad deed enters, our suspense builds in tension.

Consider some of the following principles for adding suspense and tension to your script:

In Nixon, there are no surprises for many in the audience because we already know the story. So it is the ingenious construction of the narrative itself, the structure of the story, that drives this movie’s considerable suspense and tension (helped hugely by Anthony Hopkins’ brilliant portrayal). Also, we see a “behind the scenes” Nixon (whether historically accurate or not, it is dramatically true) that even gets our sympathy, despite his law-breaking paranoia. We find him fascinating, and so we want to know not so much what is going to happen (we know that already) but why it happened. We are engaged to learn this—and waiting for the outcome keeps us in suspense.

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