Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.