Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

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: If I can make it there...

Logline: British teacher Scott, went to Hollywood to chase his dream. What he didn't know was he was about to begin another journey more far reaching than he'd originally bargained for.

Synopsis: Scott Readman, teacher and thirtysomething singleton from England, has had enough of the day to day, facing off demanding bosses and lazy teenagers. The British weather, the distinct lack of romance in his life and a bank account he's got nothing to do with except buy his dopey friend Jim endless mid week pints, is really getting him down. So, one Easter, Scott sets off for Los Angeles in search of all that's missing in his life back home. He only has two weeks to convince tinsel town they want him to stay forever. If he makes it there, he's not going back to school ever again...

Title: FROZEN ICONS

Logline: Terry Fosco thought she could plan and control everything, but falling in love with your sperm donor is as out of control as it gets; Frozen Icons, a deslecsic love story.

Synopsis: Terry Fosco, a successful and attractive political cartoonist is "stalking" George Riani, a New York opthalmologist through the streets of Manhattan. George, knowing he is being followed, confronts Terry and learns that ten years prior when George was in medical school, she purchased his semen from a sperm bank and gave birth to his two children. Terry has sought out George because she wishes to obtain another donation from George and conceive a third child. George refuses but, riddled with curiousity, agrees to visit Terry and her two children at their home in Chicago. The two end up dating and making love. Several mornings after their first sexual encounter, George abruptly ends the relationship when he finds Terry's home ovulation test in the bathroom. George returns to New York anry but longing for his newfound children. He ends up sueing Terry for joint custody in a case that baffles the New York family courts. The subplots are funny and the ending is happy.

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: 2nd Guessing

Logline: Thirty years later,a funeral reunites the high school super jock and the homecoming queen bringing back lost memories of burning passion and guilt-ridden heartache.

Synopsis: Larry and Diane had an on and off relationship in high school.It ends abrubtly when Diane visits Larry at college and he decides they lose their virginity.She feels it's date rape.Diane settles in Asia where she marries Jon,a slick businessman. Larry spends his entire career as an accountant at the local bank playing second fiddle to his high powered executive wife Helen.Years later Diane returns home for her mother's funeral.A sentimental Larry pays his respects.Emotions take over and they spend days catching up. Diane recounts the night at college and finds Larry had blacked out from drinking and had no recollection of the event.He feels shame but she foregives.They make love and start to plan the rest of their lives together.Jon appears after having embezellement charges dropped.Helen's promoton out of town falls through.Larry and Diane must make a choice. WGA Registration # I38026

Title: The girl with the broken smile

Logline: Sofia is a 30 year old African American woman, who is surrounded with pain and loss from her past. James, a white man, comes into her life, when love is the last thing she wanted.

Synopsis: With the help of her friend Isa, Sofia decides to make some changes in her life on New Year day (2008). Isa is an Arab man, whose face will not be revealed untill the end. While she is trying to take charge of her life, love happens. For Sofia, love and people is something that truly scares her, as they are not guaranteed to last. Whether she expected or asked for it, 2008 will be an eventful year for Sofia. This is a story about love, no matter the race, color or background.

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: You Can't Hide From Love

Logline: Twenty years later, Samantha is on a quest to find her high school sweetheart. He's changed a bit.

Synopsis: Samantha, a thirty something woman in a mid-western town is dumped for the last time. she seeks the one person that made her feel happy, her high school sweetheart, only to find he's a Presbyterian minister. With help from her dysfunctional family and her daughter, she must confront her true desires and her faith. "You Can't Hide From Love" is a romantic comedy for the whole family. The lead character, Samantha, is a strong female protagonist. This is one of three scripts I have to offer. "The Blue Tomato" and "Casanova of Cleveland" are also available for your viewing. Please feel free to contact me at the information below. Sincerely, Jeff Ringgold WGA#: 1093162

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: A Coincidental Endurance

Logline: An endearing professor at a prestigious liberal arts college struggles to come to terms with the sudden death of his wife, who, he learns, was having an affair in the days before she died.

Synopsis: Walter Burke has taken time off from his teaching to deal with his grief, and write his manuscript, "The Ethics of Love," about the logic of the most mysterious emotion. During the last year-and-a-half, he has slowly come to terms with the death of his wife, resigned to never know with whom she had an intimate relationship, and often commiserating with his best friend, Boyd. As he prepares to return to teaching, an unexpected and passionate affair with the florist who arranges flowers for his wife's grave stirs Walter's neglected feelings for love. Yet as Walter tentatively pursues a new love, he discovers Boyd has his sights on her, too. He backs away, not wanting to hurt his friend. The lover's triangle intensifies, however, when Walter discovers it was with Boyd whom his wife was having an affair. Feeling betrayed and bewildered, Walter can't seem to trust anyone, including his own instincts about his desire to love and whether he will ever love again.