Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

Title: The Plan

Logline: Coincidences abound when a young woman saves the life of a familiar, famous stranger.

Synopsis: At eighteen, Tess Clark is certain she controls her destiny. Volunteering at the hospital, she briefly meets Jack, a handsome, witty writer recovering from an accident. Although they have instant chemistry, they go their separate ways. Seven years later, their lives have dramatically changed. Jack is a famous actor while Tess, coping with the loss of her husband, teaches Kindergarten. Their paths collide when Tess discovers a car accident and saves the life of an unconscious Jack. Overwhelmed and shaken by the coincidence, Tess remains anonymous and leaves the hospital. Determined to meet the woman who saved him, Jack appears in Tess' life and an unlikely friendship is formed. The romantic tension builds as they verbally spar through amusing texts, phone calls and coincidental meetings. When a shocking secret from Jack's past is revealed, they discover their pasts were more entwined than they knew. Life takes you where you are meant to go, with or without a plan.

Title: Purple Dusk

Logline: To renew contact with the girl of his dreams, Rex Ford blunders into a scheme to embezzle money from her husband's bank.

Synopsis: Rex is hopelessly in love with Sarah who, although in a troubled marriage, would rather just use him; not only to help husband Angus payoff his gambling debts, but to keep the bookies' from making-good on their threats. Possessed of a single- mindedness, Rex obliges Sarah to whatever she wants, and the three enter into a high-stakes scheme of theft from the very bank that employs Angus.

Title: PERFECT MATE

Logline: A lonely, frustrated, software mogul, develops a computer program to create his perfect mate.

Synopsis: ROGER BATES, a thirty something, somewhat nerdy, billionaire, has had it with unrewarding blind dates, dating services, online matching services, bachelor auctions, singles bars, and gold diggers. In desperation, he creates his perfect mate by developing an ingenious artificial intelligence software program. Bates becomes obsessed with his "virtual girl," JACQUELINE. She's beautiful, highly intelligent, witty, easy to converse with, loves show tunes, Gershwin, his favorite movie, "Gone With The Wind," and even plays golf. Bates' obsession leaves him more frustrated than before so he launches a national advertising campaign, camouflaging it as a public relations promotion for his company Bates Software, Inc., to find the real Jacqueline...if she even exists.

Title: Waltzing Emily

Logline: Emily's ordinary existence is no competition for her fantasy life, but when true love comes her way, these two worlds collide to give "reality" a whole new meaning.

Synopsis: Emily is dreading her 30th birthday. Unable to hold a job, lose weight or keep a man, her life is no match for her two wildly successful sisters - Tracy and Lila - and sex-crazed mother. The only escape from her dreary routine is her lush fantasy life of captivating a room at a 1920's speakeasy or having an all-consuming romance a la "Like Water For Chocolate." When Adam, a charming schoolteacher, moves into her run-down NYC walkup, Emily braces herself for a leap of faith, hoping real life will finally surpass her fantastical daydreams. But jealousy over Lila's engagement to Nathan drives her to muse about a steamy love affair with the gorgeous fiance. While Emily grapples with the guilt of having thoughts of such betrayal, her dueling worlds meld further and further into one confusing existence. Just as she is about to come clean, she learns that her sisters' lives are not as perfect as they seem, between Tracey's unwanted pregnancy and Lila's failing grades at law school.

Title: Petals of the Midnight Rose

Logline: John and Lynn meet on a Mexican beach. They seem to know each other. They become involved in a tender love affair filled with mystery and healing in this lifetime and lives past.

Synopsis: The morning of his first dan in Mexican coastal town for cancer treatment John passes Lynn, an Asian lady, walking on the beach. They mysteriusly recognize each other. They come to believe they have known each other in a former lifetime, but a darkness haunts them. A blurred nightmare returns for John, reflecting an experience in Vietnam when he shot a young woman a Viet Cont machine gunner was using for protection. Lynn discovers she is a healer, giving care to John in their love making. She never stays the nignt and is seen entering the sea nude to return to land in the morning. Lynn disappears as John's treatment ends. He searches for her, discovering that a woman answering Lynn's description entered the water, not to return, weeks before John's arrival. Five years later, John returns, writes his love story to his children, goes to the water, undresses as Lynn emerges to take his hand. They enter the water. Two butterflies rise into the morning sun.

Title: Fear Of Flying

Logline: When a divorced, hard luck, traveling salesman falls for a vibrant young woman half his age, he must choose between his love for her and closing a deal with her father's company.

Synopsis: Larry is a 42 year old, divorced, down on his luck salesman. Theresa is a vibrant 22 year old beauty who loves fast cars and upside down margaritas. There is no way the two of them would ever get together - that is, until they meet on a plane and Larry, desperate not to show up single again for the boss' party, asks her out. That she says yes is amazing. That they fall in love despite all of their differences is more than Larry could ever wish for - and he needs to determine if he's willing to open up his heart one more time. At the same time he must overcome increasing pressure in the office, along with his mother, who is now dating a guy younger than Larry is. But will he sacrifice his relationship with Theresa to close the big deal with her father's company?

Title: Heart on Fire

Logline: Set against the Red Bull air race series a young American pilot find his passion, comes to terms with his past and discovers love like no other.

Synopsis: Ethan Nolan a young cocky race plane pilot in the Red Bird air race series, crashes at the end of his first season and survives. Ethan and his team claw their way back competing in the next years' series against friends, foes and their past. The action of the Red Bird air race series takes Ethan Nolan, his new girl friend Daava Penning, his crotchety crew chief Max Freemont and the rest of his team to San Diego, Tucson Az., Abu Dhabi (UAE) and Lisbon Portugal. Along the way, Ethan discovers that he is competing with his past, an obsessive competitor that has ties to his past, and the love of his life. Struggling to finish the series and win a world championship, Ethan finds that passion triumphs over obsession.

Title: My Bully's Sister

Logline: A guy seeks revenge on a bully by seducing his sister.

Synopsis: After barely surviving childhood bully days, Ryan has created a new image for himself as a womanizer and finally has the perfect plan to get back at Bumpy, his former tormentor: hook up with Bumpy's ravishing sister Megan, and then dump her so Bumpy can pick up the pieces. But what Ryan doesn't know is that Megan has her own personal score to settle... I'm a young, hard working and very dedicated writer. I've written and completed over 20 scripts of different genres. Two of my scripts are currently in pre-production in South Africa. I'm working with Bridget Pickering, she was South African co-producer of the Oscar nominated Hotel Rwanda. More information available at: http://www.fireworxmedia.co.za/team/bridget.htm

Title: It's Belissimo

Logline: Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy loses girl because of peculiar family secret. Boy finds a way to win girl back.

Synopsis: In this time that we are living in there are two things that are true. The first thing being that life according to the news is depressing. The second thing being that a good film has the ability to restore lost hope. And hope is something that is needed in this time of economic struggle. My screenplay has the potential to be the type of film that can bring hope to our generation. Nicole is a recent college graduate who is ambivalent about her future. All she knows is that she wants to sing. But she is too scared to live her dream until she meets Giovanni. Giovanni is a music virtuoso visting from Italy, who is also ambivalent about his future. When Giovanni meets Nicole, he offers to teach her to sing, and by doing so, he brings Nicole and himself back to life. Nicole and Giovanni fall in love, but their love is never realized because of the other life that Giovanni is destined to live in Italy causes the demise of what would be. Giovanni overcomes the obstacles to win Nicole.

Title: For Two

Logline: A couple blinded by love learns to accept that their paths must diverge through the wisdom--and love--of a skeptical columnist who has been secretly writing about their relationship for three years.

Synopsis: Jamie Nelson attends to Michelle Miller's every need, and that's the way she likes it. Neither pays the inequality much mind; it's in the name of love, after all. Nikki Janes, the love-skeptic author of a relationship column in a popular Chicago magazine, was inspired by the couple's daily coffee dates. She has secretly spent the past three years telling their tale in her column, both the ups, and as of recently, the downs. One fateful day, in need of rescue, Jamie meets Nikki. Before long, Nikki finds herself involved, Jamie finds himself in love, and Michelle finds herself in fear of losing the love she took for granted. Through the wisdom in her column and her passion for life, Nikki opens their eyes to the love they had and lost, and opens their hearts--maybe even her own--to the possibility that true love awaits every soul. It just might be worth fighting for. "Dessert is meant for two. That said; I hope you all find somebody to share with." - N. Janes, final column