Submission Samples from the Romance Genre

Title: Frozen Icons

Logline: Terry Fosco thought she was in control of everything; but falling in love with your sperm donor is about as chaiotic as it gets. Frozen Icons: a dyslexic love story.

Synopsis: FROZEN ICONS, a romantic comedy, begins with Terry Fosco, a successful political cartoonist, "stalking" George Riani, a New York opthalmologist through the streets of Manhattan. George, confronts Terry and learns that, ten years prior, she purchased his semen from a sperm bank and gave birth to his two children. Terry has sought George out to acquire another donation to to conceive a third child. George refuses, but riddled with curiosity, agrees to visit Terry and her two children in Chicago. The two end up dating and making love. Several mornings later, George abruptly ends the relationship when he finds Terry's ovulation test in the bathroom. Feeling used as a "stud service" George returns to New York wounded and angry, but he longs for his newly found children. After many futile attempts to attain Terry's permission to visit the children, George sues her for joint custody in an unprecidented case. After several unpredictable and hysterical turns in action, love prevail

Title: The King of Broken Hearts

Logline: Logline: A female journalist is assigned to research a new internet sensation called the "Broken Heart Gram" and the man behind the idea.

Synopsis: The story centers on an uptight journalist whose assignment is to write an article about a new sensation that has hit the marketplace called the Broken Heart Gram. When a person has been on the wrong side of a broken relationship, they now can send their former significant other a Broken Heart Gram which contains a black or red rose as well as a clay heart broken in half. Bill McDonald's business is an unexpected success, and catches the attention of a major woman's magazine. They send one of their best reporters to interview Bill McDonald and write a feature article about the dubious achievement. Penny Meyers,a seasoned journalist tries to keep her personal cynicism and her own romantic troubles aside. Penny is also under pressure from her publisher to get the dirt on Bill McDonald. The story takes a life of its own as she discovers his secrete and attempts to mend his fractured relationship while jeopardizing her own, and her job.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.