Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

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: It's All In the Vision WGA 830166

Logline: When a crazy psychic reads the future of a snooty-rich boy, she sees a vision of herself marrying him.

Synopsis: Psychic Sonya Bruschette needs her holiday to Mexico to happen sooner rather than later. Her neurotic spirit, who has been assigned to help her with her readings, and her crazy mother, a divorced sex-crazed older woman, are driving her insane. Sonya takes on one last client for some extra cash. When she does the reading for soon-to-be-married-snotty James Petrie something totally unexpected happens. She sees a vision of herself marrying James. She faints. For some stupid reason, even though Sonya knows everything happens for a reason, she runs into James in awkward places. Like the Bingo Hall. And on the plane when she is flying to Mexico. When Sonya is in Mexico, James's Gran goes missing. James loves his Gran and will do anything to find her. Even contact psychic Sonya. Sonya flies home to help James. As they work together to find Gran they fall in love. They get married in the ceremony Sonya saw In the Vision.

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: BAD BOYS OF SOUTH FLORIDA OR BAD BOYS BAD GIRLS

Logline: This is MAN'S sex & the city.It's about men's attitudes on dating&sex with women's behavior's today.Dramatic internet dates are viewed showing the lifetyles of boca,& s.beach people.

Synopsis: Dramatic sexy stories of the attitudes men and women have on the internet dating scene.Millionaire Match.com, plenty of fish.com, Match.com reality dates showing who does what to who, and the passion,self interests,desires, lust,golddigging and all the truth of todays single lifestyles.Shot in boca ft.lauderdale andpalmbeach,as well as the rich and famous ski resorts and the bahama's. the couples that make it can be followed into a newlywed series and both can be transitioned into movies. Intensely and seriously better than other show like it! Today's men and women searching for fun,money,sex,excitement,pleasure,security,and the rare possibility of LOVE.Who gets married,murdered,who's using who? A shrink is ulilized to show all of us, our own ways of living and teaches us all to view issues we rarely stop to feel or ponder upon. So hmmmmm?? What will the women feel ? What will the men say about the personalities they see? It's hot & filled with new actors.What will the normals say?

Title: A Wilderness of Voices

Logline: When a woman celebrity comes across a perfect man, she is overcome with joy but she has to choose between her career and the man.

Synopsis: A Wilderness of Voices is a gripping story of Rickie who falls in love with a Supermodel. He uses letters, cards, flowers and gifts as a means of communication since he does not want to be labeled a stalker. His love for the Supermodel inspires him to become a poet and she gets overjoyed upon receiving his poems. He reaches out to her Booking Agent to make sure the Supermodel is receiving everything. The Supermodel gets overwhelmed with his devotion and dedication that she decides she cannot lose him at any cost. She uses the phone as a means to communicate with him (besides the media) but things turn around when her 22nd Birthday comes along. That is when Rickie realizes he has become the hunted. He feels trapped and wants to get out but doesn't know how. Eventually, he does with a little bit of ingenuity.

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: 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: 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: Tangled Hearts

Logline: Aidan, a young bachelor with a promising mortgage business partners with Nadia, a 40 year old gold digger. Heavy drinking, business woes and a shared denial of romance, creates an odd pair.

Synopsis: AIDAN, a 28 year old playboy who drinks a lot, has a promising mortgage business and loves the single life. NADIA, a 40 year old gold digger who married men for their money in the past, also drinks too much and values her independence. When they meet, Nadia uses her powers of seduction to convince Aidan to bring her into his business. The more time the two spend together, the more attracted they become to one another. They begin using pet names, speaking in romantic baby talk and having sex in public places, all while continuing to drink in excess. Aidan fears losing his freedom as a bachelor and resists the notion that he has fallen love. Nadia fears she has lost sight of her financial reasons for tangling with Aidan and she, too, resists the idea of love. As the mortgage industry collapses, money begins to run out and their jobs become less and less stable. Feelings of love collide with self-preservation instincts and a new chapter of their life together begins.

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