Alaina Huffman screenplay – Actress | Producer, The Perfection (2018) | Smallville (2008-2011) | Painkiller Jane (2007)
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Alaina Huffman screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Alaina Huffman’s “Dumbass”
Will Hollywood be a Reason for Change in the Injustice against Men and Women Prisoners?
Alaina Huffman – 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 Alaina Huffman 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 Alaina Huffman 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 Alaina Huffman’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, Alaina Huffman 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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Yet Im amazed how many dont understand what this means. It means you cant film hopes, dreams, fears, etc. UNLESS you externalize them. This means you find a way to show them visually. This sounds obvious, but time and again I read scripts where everything is done internally. If you want to write about hopes, dreams and fears from an internal perspective, write a novel.
#3 The idea can be filmed! Weve all heard the phrase, Films a visual medium.
Most of us have a group of friends, relatives or co-workers we discuss films with. By the way, during these conversations I dont tell them its just an idea. I simply hit them with it, usually when were talking about recent movies weve seen. I once had a friend call me back wanting to know the title of the film I told him about. Well, it isnt a film – – yet! My friends are in habit of asking me, Is that something youre working on or can we go see it today? If you tell them up front its your idea theyll like it automatically (friends dont want to hurt your feelings), so hit them with the idea and watch for their initial reaction.
If you take the time to study and analyze the books and films that have had the greatest impact on you, personally, or that are structurally similar to the story youre writing, or both, thats when you really start to master your craft. Making the lists and analyzing those stories will help you brainstorm your own unique versions of scenes and meta-structures that work in the stories on your master list; it will help you figure out how your particular story will work. And doing this analysis will embed story structure in your head so that constructing a story becomes a fun and natural process for you.
Alaina Huffman – But what works for me structurally is not necessarily going to do it for you.
Im primarily a thriller writer, and my personal favorite game is: Is it supernatural or is it psychological? I love to walk the line between the real and unreal, so I am constantly creating story situations in which there are multiple plausible explanations for the weird stuff thats going on, including mental illness, drug-induced hallucinations, and outright fraud. Thats why my master list for any book or script I write will almost always include The Haunting of Hill House and The Shining, both classic books (and films) that walk the line between the supernatural and the psychological.
Once you start looking at the games that genres play, you will also start to understand the games that you most love, and that you want to play with your readers and audience.
by: Alaina Huffman – Actress | Producer, The Perfection (2018) | Smallville (2008-2011) | Painkiller Jane (2007)