Markie Post screenplay – Actress | Producer | Soundtrack, There’s Something About Mary (1998) | Night Court (1984-1992) | Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (2001)
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Markie Post screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Markie Post’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 Markie Post 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 Markie Post 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 Markie Post’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, Markie Post 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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? Know when and how to use (O.S.), (O.C.), (V.O.) and (FILTERED)
Markie Post – -Note the (MOVING). Its common to state the status of a vehicle at the time of the scene because theres a huge difference between a vehicle thats moving and one thats (PARKED) or (AIRBORNE).
INT. TRUCK (MOVING) DAY
In several of my recent thrillers, my protagonists Call To Adventure in the crime story is simultaneous with meeting the love interest. I didnt do that in previous books; the Inciting Incidents and Calls To Adventure in my other books are separate scenes. I wonder if Im getting more efficient at storytelling or if possibly my stories are getting more twisted! But I look at what Im doing now, and I know its right that those two story elements occur together; it says something thematically that I definitely wanted to say, although I wasnt really thinking about it at the time I wrote those scenes.
Markie Post – Hmm. I look at those three examples I just detailed above, all chosen because they were the first Call To Adventure scenes that came immediately to my mind, and I realize that even though theyre very different stories and styles, what those scenes all have in common for me is a sense of mystical, or even mythical, importance. Thats certainly my preference as a writer and reader, but I also think that there should be something mystical and mythical about any Call To Adventure scene. Its the scene that summons the hero/ine to the journey and invites us, the reader or audience, to come along. Shouldnt that be magical?
All of that, about a dozen key story elements in one scene! Its really a miracle of compression. But its also a technique to note: you can add to the power of a scene by layering several key story elements into one encounter.
The tag line of the scene is Marcus saying, An army carrying the Ark before it was said to be invincible, leaving us a moment to think about that most important point as the scene changes.
by: Markie Post – Actress | Producer | Soundtrack, There’s Something About Mary (1998) | Night Court (1984-1992) | Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (2001)