Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

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: For Two

Logline: A couple blinded by love learns to accept that their paths must diverge through the wisdom--and love--of a skeptical columnist who has been secretly writing about their relationship for three years.

Synopsis: Jamie Nelson attends to Michelle Miller's every need, and that's the way she likes it. Neither pays the inequality much mind; it's in the name of love, after all. Nikki Janes, the love-skeptic author of a relationship column in a popular Chicago magazine, was inspired by the couple's daily coffee dates. She has secretly spent the past three years telling their tale in her column, both the ups, and as of recently, the downs. One fateful day, in need of rescue, Jamie meets Nikki. Before long, Nikki finds herself involved, Jamie finds himself in love, and Michelle finds herself in fear of losing the love she took for granted. Through the wisdom in her column and her passion for life, Nikki opens their eyes to the love they had and lost, and opens their hearts--maybe even her own--to the possibility that true love awaits every soul. It just might be worth fighting for. "Dessert is meant for two. That said; I hope you all find somebody to share with." - N. Janes, final column

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.