Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

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 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: 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: 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: Lost Love in Paris

Logline: A character driven romantic comedy about two new york souls who chase the fate of love.

Synopsis: A life changing event involving Donald Strump opens the door for pathetic Michael to pursue his dream of being an artist in Paris. Escaping a nagging mom to marry, a life of idiotic routines, and never falling in love, Michael now has a second chance to fulfill his dreams. Then we have basketcase Elaine, whom can never forgive her ex-fiancee for cheating on her the night before their wedding. After 3 years of all work and no men, Elaine's psychologist orders her to go all alone to a foreign country and fall in love with her innerself. Her destination is Paris...although the last thing upon her heart was meeting a man...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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.