Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

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: 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: Years of Sleep

Logline: An African-American woman travels to a Native American medicine man for healing from her depression. She falls in love with him and gets involved in the trail that besieges his family.

Synopsis: Years of Sleep is about an African-American woman who travels to a Native American medicine man for healing from her depression. As she gets better, her relationship with the medicine man gets deeper and love blooms. As they are getting closer, the medicine man's nephew is kidnapped which leads to his mother being tried for fraud. Throughout this ordeal, Jasmine becomes an integral part of the family as she discovers a key piece of evidence that helps the sister go free.

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: 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: LOVE IN THE TIME OF TERROR

Logline: Wes, an American, and Hayaam, a Muslim, overcome the objections of parents and friends and the post-9/11 climate of fear and prejudice to explore their growing love for one another.

Synopsis: Wes and Hayaam (a Muslim) meet during the tragedy of September 11, both in the same tower at the time. Meeting again on campus at NYU, where both are students, they begin having coffee together, taking walks, talking and sharing, and slowly become romantically interested in one another. But all their friends and family are against the relationship. A crisis is reached when Hayaam's father arrives from Indonesia and is temporarily detained as a suspected terrorist. He vows to pull Hayaam out of school and take her home. Hayaam is equally determined to spend her last night with Wes. A confrontation at the airport leads to an ending just short of tragic -- and in the end, their future remains possible. Charles Deemer teaches screenwriting at Portland State University. He is the author of PRACTICAL SCREENWRITING (Focus Publishing, 2005).

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: 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: 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: Paternity Leave

Logline: Jack doesn't want the baby - just the time off.

Synopsis: Ad exec Jack Hadley's fed up. Dozens of his co-workers go on paid paternity leave, leaving Jack with all of their work. He decides that he, too, wants to take paternity leave. So with help from a friend, he devises a plan to convince his employer that he's becoming a daddy. Enter the distractions: Merri, Jack's beautiful new boss, and Bell Baby Products, a bothersome new advertising campaign that Jack now has to lead. But babies aren't Jack's thing. He's the sports advertising guru, for god's sake. So while he's falling for Merri personally, he's falling from her graces professionally. And bigger obstacles arise: an obsessed, mostly-out-of-work actress turns on him; a money-laundering mobster wants him dead; and a militant sorority sister becomes hell-bent on taking him down. In the end, Jack faces three dilemmas: being exposed as a fraud, being "offed" by the mob, and losing the woman he loves. And all because he wanted a little time off. Go figure.