Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

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: 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: 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: 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: Frozen Icons

Logline: Terry Fosco thought she was in control of everything; but falling in love with your sperm donor is about as chaiotic as it gets. Frozen Icons: a dyslexic love story.

Synopsis: FROZEN ICONS, a romantic comedy, begins with Terry Fosco, a successful political cartoonist, "stalking" George Riani, a New York opthalmologist through the streets of Manhattan. George, confronts Terry and learns that, ten years prior, she purchased his semen from a sperm bank and gave birth to his two children. Terry has sought George out to acquire another donation to to conceive a third child. George refuses, but riddled with curiosity, agrees to visit Terry and her two children in Chicago. The two end up dating and making love. Several mornings later, George abruptly ends the relationship when he finds Terry's ovulation test in the bathroom. Feeling used as a "stud service" George returns to New York wounded and angry, but he longs for his newly found children. After many futile attempts to attain Terry's permission to visit the children, George sues her for joint custody in an unprecidented case. After several unpredictable and hysterical turns in action, love prevail

Title: Eureka!

Logline: British actor Michael Cox conceals his identity when arriving in a small resort town in Arkansas. Little does he know this secret could cost him the only woman he has ever truly loved.

Synopsis: EUREKA Synopsis Miranda Garrison is a divorced woman in her early 40's. She owns her own shop in the Victorian resort town of Eureka Springs, AR. Although she is attractive, she does not conform to the media's image of beauty. She is a woman over forty with a real woman's body. She's kind, funny, and open but due to her past experiences, she does not readily trust men and she is resolved to spend the rest of her life alone never making the mistake of letting someone into her heart again. British movie star, Michael Cox, arrives home in London from location in Australia to find his young wife in bed with the director of his last film. Without confronting them, Michael returns to the airport where he makes a decision to travel to America to the Eureka Springs, AR, where his next movie is to be filmed in four months. Upon arriving in Eureka Springs, Michael finds that neither the residents nor the tourist recognize him as Mickey Cox the movie star. After not being able to even have dinner in peace in London due to his fame, he finds this fascinating and appealing. He soon meets Randa and her dog Bronte. Randa owns a retail shop in town and has an apartment to rent above the shop. Without revealing who he is, he takes a job in her shop and rents the apartment. Although Randa is wary at first, they become fast friends. Randa finds herself sharing all her thoughts as well as her dream of purchasing the old Victorian estate called Bellwood outside of town. Michael also op

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: 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...