Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

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.

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: Flowers In Her Hair

Logline: A former Vegas showgirl resists the possibility she can find happiness with a quirky Elvis impersonator

Synopsis: At forty three Angel thinks life has passed her by. All she ever wanted was to be a Vegas showgirl. That came and went along with perky boobs. Rocky, wanted to be a singer. And he succeeded, as an Elvis impersonator, although that never got him past Bar Mitzvahs and weddings. What he's ever wanted is to meet the perfect girl to marry and have babies. The two meet one evening on the Brooklyn Bridge, where they consider ending it all. They decide instead to go for Chinese. Angel is Rocky's perfect fit, but she doesn't see a lot of security with him. He doesn't even have a job. Rocky needs a big break or he's going to lose her. After a couple of bombed auditions he makes it to the Big Break TV contest where he freezes on stage until his friend, Bum, who turns out to be a long secluded famous rock star, appears and strums a sizzling backup. The duo win the Big Break. The couple return to the bridge with a new baby named Presley. WGAW#1449349

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: 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: 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: BAD BOYS OF SOUTH FLORIDA OR BAD BOYS BAD GIRLS

Logline: This is MAN'S sex & the city.It's about men's attitudes on dating&sex with women's behavior's today.Dramatic internet dates are viewed showing the lifetyles of boca,& s.beach people.

Synopsis: Dramatic sexy stories of the attitudes men and women have on the internet dating scene.Millionaire Match.com, plenty of fish.com, Match.com reality dates showing who does what to who, and the passion,self interests,desires, lust,golddigging and all the truth of todays single lifestyles.Shot in boca ft.lauderdale andpalmbeach,as well as the rich and famous ski resorts and the bahama's. the couples that make it can be followed into a newlywed series and both can be transitioned into movies. Intensely and seriously better than other show like it! Today's men and women searching for fun,money,sex,excitement,pleasure,security,and the rare possibility of LOVE.Who gets married,murdered,who's using who? A shrink is ulilized to show all of us, our own ways of living and teaches us all to view issues we rarely stop to feel or ponder upon. So hmmmmm?? What will the women feel ? What will the men say about the personalities they see? It's hot & filled with new actors.What will the normals say?

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: 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.