Willie Garson screenplay – Actor | Director | Producer, White Collar (2009-2014) | Sex and the City (2008) | Hawaii Five-0 (2015-2020)
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Willie Garson screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Willie Garson’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 Willie Garson 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 Willie Garson 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 Willie Garson’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, Willie Garson 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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Dont use names that are too much alike. Barbara, Betty, Betsy, Bobby, Branson, .Carol, Conrad, Conway, Cochran, .get the picture? Its too easy to mix up the characters. Plus, if the writer uses Final Draft, the neat feature that automatically pops the name into the dialogue cue indicator could easily put in the wrong name due to the similarities Ive seen this happen a lot!
Keep character names consistent. If hes WILLIAM to the writer, dont list him as BILL in the dialogue cue indicator and BILLY in the description. The other characters can call him whatever they want, but the writer should keep the name consistent.
Willie Garson – Only CAP character names upon initial introduction. CAPPING a characters name repeatedly in the story will cause the reader to believe youre introducing a new character.
Directorial or camera directions. There is only one time its okay to play director. Its when youre going to be the director. If youre planning to sell the script so someone else can direct it, then this makes you the screenwriter! Do not use we references or CUT TO:, etc.
[57 min.] Jake returns to his office and Evelyn is there; she wants to hire him officially to investigate the murder of her husband. Jake asks her about her father again, and again she stammers on the C (CLUE). She says Mulwray and her father had a falling out, and overreacts when Jake asks if the falling out was about her. She says it was over the water department and repeats what the secretary said about Mulwray believing the public should own the water, which is a clue that Evelyn is telling the truth, and again, that Mulwray was an honorable man (while Cross disagreed with his democratic intentions also a CLUE). The scene closes as she signs the contract. Signing a contract, of course, is always reminiscent of a deal with the devil (or maybe thats just me).
Willie Garson – The secretary does finally give up and admit Jake. In Yelburtons office, Gittes accuses Yelburton of hiring the phony Mrs. Mulwray to ruin Mulwrays reputation because he opposed the dam. Yelburton denies it; then Jake confronts Yelburton on what he knows about the water diversion and threatens to go to the newspapers, who will be very interested to hear that the Water Department is dumping tons of water during a drought (DETECTIVE VOICING HIS THEORY). Yelburton tells him the water is being secretly diverted to help the orange growers in the valley and theres always a little runoff. Jake doesnt buy it. He says he doesnt want to nail Yelburton, who is a family man. He wants to get the big guys who put him up to it, and leaves Yelburton his card, advising him to call him.
Jake returns to Mulwrays office to meet with his colleague, Yelburton (another SUSPECT). The secretary/Guardian at the Gate does not let him in, and thus begins a great character scene as Jake plants himself in the office and proceeds to make himself so annoying that the secretary will cave and admit him. He whistles the song from the restaurant, wanders around the office and in so doing notices fishing photos of Noah Cross, Evelyns father (Remember, fish = bad. Also note the Biblical name, associated with water!), and photos of Mulwray and Cross together. Jake realizes (and so should we) that Cross is the man Walsh photographed Mulwray fighting with at the Pig and Whistle. From the secretary, Jake learns that Mulwray and Cross owned the entire water supply of the city, and that they disagreed on the public access to it. Mulwray thought the public should own the water (i.e. Mulwray was a good man, and by implication, Cross is not).
In the street outside, Jake tries to talk to her further but she refuses. Jake drives off angrily before he sees that she does want to talk to him. (We see more than Jake does at that moment its an interesting POV shift in that scene. It makes us sympathize with Evelyn and works well to give us a feeling of urgency that Jake find out whats going on.)
by: Willie Garson – Actor | Director | Producer, White Collar (2009-2014) | Sex and the City (2008) | Hawaii Five-0 (2015-2020)