Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

Title: 213 Melissa

Logline: After raising his daughter by himself, Scott Brooks loses her in a tragic car accident. Can beautiful Melissa put his life back together or is it the love of another little girl?

Synopsis: After divorcing, Scott Brooks loses his daughter in a tragic car accident. Emotionally distraught,he loses his job and goes to work as a Sales Counselor at the cemetery where Heather is buried. He meets Melissa who is going through a divorce and having emotional issues of her own. They connect but the timing isn't right and she drifts away. Feeling lonelier than ever, Scott leaves the cemetery and the city and becomes a Fire Fighter in Atlanta where he carries Sophie Tolliver out of a burning building. The smiling eight-year-old fills a void for Scott but had he seen "signs" that meant his relationship with Melissa was a matter of fate? 213 Melissa is a story of love, loss, laughter, redemption and heroes.

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: 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.

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

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: Paternity Leave

Logline: Jack doesn't want the baby - just the time off.

Synopsis: Ad exec Jack Hadley's fed up. Dozens of his co-workers go on paid paternity leave, leaving Jack with all of their work. He decides that he, too, wants to take paternity leave. So with help from a friend, he devises a plan to convince his employer that he's becoming a daddy. Enter the distractions: Merri, Jack's beautiful new boss, and Bell Baby Products, a bothersome new advertising campaign that Jack now has to lead. But babies aren't Jack's thing. He's the sports advertising guru, for god's sake. So while he's falling for Merri personally, he's falling from her graces professionally. And bigger obstacles arise: an obsessed, mostly-out-of-work actress turns on him; a money-laundering mobster wants him dead; and a militant sorority sister becomes hell-bent on taking him down. In the end, Jack faces three dilemmas: being exposed as a fraud, being "offed" by the mob, and losing the woman he loves. And all because he wanted a little time off. Go figure.

Title: Broken Promise

Logline: After unkowingly starring in a sex video while intoxicated, a fading pop singer returns to her small town Pennsylvania roots where she discovers a lost love and finds the road to redemption.

Synopsis: At 17, Jamie and Bryan were in love and spent their summers together at a small country lake in Pennsylvania. She became a pop superstar and Bryan was an aspiring writer with dreams of greatness. The love struck teens made a promise to one another that no matter the future holds, they would always return to the lake to see each other - a promise Jamie breaks. Ten years later, Jamie is an alcoholic, the star of a sex video, and struggling to save her career. Bryan is a bitter frustrated writer working at a cell phone store and a widower trying to raise his 8 year old daughter, Katie. Trying to start her life over, Jamie returns back home and is reunited with Bryan for the first time since leaving him behind. He hates what Jamie has become and is still bitter over her broken promise and jealous of her success. Jamie befriends Katie who helps her find herself again, rediscover her true music, and become the kind of person Bryan can love all over again.

Title: ZAPPED

Logline: A niece and her aunt, whose marriages are in trouble, join their vocational forces to create a behavior modification chip (BMC) to save their marraiges.

Synopsis: A young lady, Jewel, who works for a computer chip company, and her Aunt Vicki, who is a nurse, have marriages that started off wonderfully, but as time passes they end up married to alcoholics who are making their lives miserable. Jewel and Vicki get together and begin to scheme a way to modify their husbands' behavior. Jewel creates a microchip (BMC, Behavior Modification Chip) with a microscopic viewer, as well as a "shock" effect, which can be inserted by a needle into the foreheads of their husbands. Vicki obtains the medical knowhow and surgical needles. When the time is right, Vicki inserts the microchip into the needle, and inserts the microchip into the medically-sound spot of the forehead on each of their passed out husbands. While their husbands are "out on the town," the two ladies can see and hear everything their husbands are doing. With their hand-held control (Zapper), they can "zap" their husbands at will.

Title: Katella

Logline: In order to hatch from her egg into the heavens and avoid being cast into hell, the angel Katella must complete the impossible task of finding the perfect mate for her pet man.

Synopsis: In this romantic comedy, angels exist simultaneously in multi dimensions. The script is set several thousand years in the future where angels live in perfect harmony with mankind on the new earth. To angels, humans make great pets, but their love for humans is often misinterpreted. And so it is for heaven's newest angel, Katella. In a higher dimension she has yet to hatch from her egg into the heavens, but on the new earth, the shell of her egg manifests itself as pride and in order for her to hatch, her pride must be broken and she must complete the impossible task of finding the perfect mate for her pet man, King Avian. Katella believes she has found the right woman, but King Avian is in love with Katella and happy with how things are. A trip to hell is necessary for King Avian to let go of a past love and Katella only has 24 hours left to complete her task or she becomes a rotten egg and is cast out of the heavens to hell with Satan and the rest of the fallen angels.