Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

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: 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: 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: 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: DASHED DREAMS

Logline: Small town doctor meets top country entertainer, a whirlwind romance follows. His drinking becomes a problem and heartbreak occurs. Months later, they're thrown together at their friend's wedding.

Synopsis: My mother and her mother often spoke about dashed dreams. In my youth I questioned the phrase several times, but never got an answer as to what it was; I had to find out for myself. Small town Nevada Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Jillian James and her two best friends travel to Seattle on holiday. They attend a country-music concert; a note is sent from backstage and Jillian meets Robert John Montgomery (RJ),top country entertainer. She refuses his offer to spend the evening with him. Later, telling her friends, she has her life and doesn't want his. For months, a whirlwind courtship happens, but Jillian is concerned with his drinking. RJ claims it's not a problem. During a visit to his parent's Iowa farm, RJ is hospitalized overnight then admitted to a treatment center. Heartbroken, Jillian breaks their engagment. After three months later, they are thrown together. Later, they are married on Lake Tahoe. Life's not Dashed Dreams, but Dreams Dashing to become reality.

Title: He's the One

Logline: Christopher finds out his best friend, Jenna, has become a surrogate mother. Then he finds himself falling in love with the man Jenna's having the child for--a guy who drives him crazy.

Synopsis: After a certain age, Christopher believes, a man can have a partner or a career, but he can't have both. When his best friend, JENNA, becomes a surrogate mother for her friend, PARKER, Christopher has met his match. While supporting his best friend through her pregnancy, he finds himself falling in love with Parker who represents the opposite of everything he's so far believed in the course of his life. Despite their initial dislike and differences, the two men begin to fall in love. At first Jenna is happy, but then as the men's relationship deepens and the arrival of the baby comes nearer, Jenna freaks out and develops health issues related to stress. When Christopher recognizes that his best friend's health and that of his lover's baby are in jeopardy because of his relationship, he is forced with a heartbreaking choice.

Title: Flowers In Her Hair

Logline: A former Vegas showgirl resists the possibility she can find happiness with a quirky Elvis impersonator

Synopsis: At forty three Angel thinks life has passed her by. All she ever wanted was to be a Vegas showgirl. That came and went along with perky boobs. Rocky, wanted to be a singer. And he succeeded, as an Elvis impersonator, although that never got him past Bar Mitzvahs and weddings. What he's ever wanted is to meet the perfect girl to marry and have babies. The two meet one evening on the Brooklyn Bridge, where they consider ending it all. They decide instead to go for Chinese. Angel is Rocky's perfect fit, but she doesn't see a lot of security with him. He doesn't even have a job. Rocky needs a big break or he's going to lose her. After a couple of bombed auditions he makes it to the Big Break TV contest where he freezes on stage until his friend, Bum, who turns out to be a long secluded famous rock star, appears and strums a sizzling backup. The duo win the Big Break. The couple return to the bridge with a new baby named Presley. WGAW#1449349

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: 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: 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.