Danielle Shebby screenplay – Mousehunt (1997),
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Danielle Shebby screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Danielle Shebby’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 Danielle Shebby 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 Danielle Shebby 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 Danielle Shebby’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, Danielle Shebby 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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Danielle Shebby – For the remaining 20 pages, make sure to do the following:
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I can easily go on about all this for another chapter at least, but let me just end with two things. A villain is often essentially a shape-shifter, who plays multiple roles in a story: lover, mentor, ally. I strongly encourage everyone to read Christopher Voglers The Writers Journey based on Joseph Campbells classic and much more intricate Hero With a Thousand Faces, if youre up for more of a challenge. But for an easier overview, Vogler does a great job of defining the different story roles of various characters in classic mythic structure.
Danielle Shebby – Making a list and taking a good look at how other storytellers have handled the problem is always going to give you creative ideas about how to solve the problem for yourself, in your own story.
You should know my prescription for this kind of story problem by now. Right make a list. What are ten of the best movies and books you know that have no external villain in the mix? So what is keeping the hero and heroine apart in each story?
But maybe youre not writing that kind of villain at all. Maybe your hero is the heroines antagonist, and vice-versa. In that case, the heros and heroines INTERNAL OPPOSITION are a big part of whats getting in the way of the romance (which is almost always the case even if there is a strong external villain as well). And that is going to be the key to the age-old problem for romance writers: What is keeping the hero and heroine apart?
by: Danielle Shebby – Mousehunt (1997),