Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

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: The King of Broken Hearts

Logline: Logline: A female journalist is assigned to research a new internet sensation called the "Broken Heart Gram" and the man behind the idea.

Synopsis: The story centers on an uptight journalist whose assignment is to write an article about a new sensation that has hit the marketplace called the Broken Heart Gram. When a person has been on the wrong side of a broken relationship, they now can send their former significant other a Broken Heart Gram which contains a black or red rose as well as a clay heart broken in half. Bill McDonald's business is an unexpected success, and catches the attention of a major woman's magazine. They send one of their best reporters to interview Bill McDonald and write a feature article about the dubious achievement. Penny Meyers,a seasoned journalist tries to keep her personal cynicism and her own romantic troubles aside. Penny is also under pressure from her publisher to get the dirt on Bill McDonald. The story takes a life of its own as she discovers his secrete and attempts to mend his fractured relationship while jeopardizing her own, and her job.

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: 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: 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: 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: Katella

Logline: In order to hatch from her egg into the heavens and avoid being cast into hell, the angel Katella must complete the impossible task of finding the perfect mate for her pet man.

Synopsis: In this romantic comedy, angels exist simultaneously in multi dimensions. The script is set several thousand years in the future where angels live in perfect harmony with mankind on the new earth. To angels, humans make great pets, but their love for humans is often misinterpreted. And so it is for heaven's newest angel, Katella. In a higher dimension she has yet to hatch from her egg into the heavens, but on the new earth, the shell of her egg manifests itself as pride and in order for her to hatch, her pride must be broken and she must complete the impossible task of finding the perfect mate for her pet man, King Avian. Katella believes she has found the right woman, but King Avian is in love with Katella and happy with how things are. A trip to hell is necessary for King Avian to let go of a past love and Katella only has 24 hours left to complete her task or she becomes a rotten egg and is cast out of the heavens to hell with Satan and the rest of the fallen angels.

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: 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: 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.