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: You Can't Hide From Love

Logline: Twenty years later, Samantha is on a quest to find her high school sweetheart. He's changed a bit.

Synopsis: Samantha, a thirty something woman in a mid-western town is dumped for the last time. she seeks the one person that made her feel happy, her high school sweetheart, only to find he's a Presbyterian minister. With help from her dysfunctional family and her daughter, she must confront her true desires and her faith. "You Can't Hide From Love" is a romantic comedy for the whole family. The lead character, Samantha, is a strong female protagonist. This is one of three scripts I have to offer. "The Blue Tomato" and "Casanova of Cleveland" are also available for your viewing. Please feel free to contact me at the information below. Sincerely, Jeff Ringgold WGA#: 1093162

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: 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: 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: The girl with the broken smile

Logline: Sofia is a 30 year old African American woman, who is surrounded with pain and loss from her past. James, a white man, comes into her life, when love is the last thing she wanted.

Synopsis: With the help of her friend Isa, Sofia decides to make some changes in her life on New Year day (2008). Isa is an Arab man, whose face will not be revealed untill the end. While she is trying to take charge of her life, love happens. For Sofia, love and people is something that truly scares her, as they are not guaranteed to last. Whether she expected or asked for it, 2008 will be an eventful year for Sofia. This is a story about love, no matter the race, color or background.

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: 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: 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