Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

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: 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: A Coincidental Endurance

Logline: An endearing professor at a prestigious liberal arts college struggles to come to terms with the sudden death of his wife, who, he learns, was having an affair in the days before she died.

Synopsis: Walter Burke has taken time off from his teaching to deal with his grief, and write his manuscript, "The Ethics of Love," about the logic of the most mysterious emotion. During the last year-and-a-half, he has slowly come to terms with the death of his wife, resigned to never know with whom she had an intimate relationship, and often commiserating with his best friend, Boyd. As he prepares to return to teaching, an unexpected and passionate affair with the florist who arranges flowers for his wife's grave stirs Walter's neglected feelings for love. Yet as Walter tentatively pursues a new love, he discovers Boyd has his sights on her, too. He backs away, not wanting to hurt his friend. The lover's triangle intensifies, however, when Walter discovers it was with Boyd whom his wife was having an affair. Feeling betrayed and bewildered, Walter can't seem to trust anyone, including his own instincts about his desire to love and whether he will ever love again.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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: 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.