Kimberly Williams-Paisley screenplay – Actress | Producer | Director, Father of the Bride (1991) | According to Jim (2001-2009) | Shade (2006)
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Kimberly Williams-Paisley screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Kimberly Williams-Paisley’s “Dumbass”
Will Hollywood be a Reason for Change in the Injustice against Men and Women Prisoners?
Kimberly Williams-Paisley – 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 Kimberly Williams-Paisley 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 Kimberly Williams-Paisley 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 Kimberly Williams-Paisley’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, Kimberly Williams-Paisley 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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Kimberly Williams-Paisley – The easiest way to deal with technology so it doesnt cause a believability issue with the storys plot is to eliminate it. Here are a few things that can happen to help eliminate technology from the plot:
Todays writer often has to deal with eliminating the technology to make a story believable. Otherwise the audience will wonder why the college kids being stalked by a serial killer cant call for help on their blackberries and why the couple lost in a snow storm cant use their GPS.
Heres another way of looking at it: the potential of the setup is obvious. A movie like Meet the Parents instantly conjures all kinds of disaster scenarios, right? Because weve all (mostly) been in the situation before, and we know the extreme perils.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley – If you can tell your story in one line and everyone who hears it can see exactly what the movie or book is and a majority of people who hear it will be interested in seeing it or reading it thats high concept.
Ill start with one of the biggest lessons an author can take from Hollywood: the HIGH-CONCEPT PREMISE. Or HIGH CONCEPT PREMISE; both versions are used interchangeably!
Now that weve gone through basic story structure, Im going to talk about some other techniques and concepts of screenwriting that are tremendously useful for authors as well as screenwriters. As I said way back in Chapter One, you can read the chapters in this section in any order thats useful for you!
by: Kimberly Williams-Paisley – Actress | Producer | Director, Father of the Bride (1991) | According to Jim (2001-2009) | Shade (2006)