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Best Romantic Comedy Screenplays

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Curbside Service

A recently separated couple finds themselves stranded in the desert on their way to a family holiday function.

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Lover Haters Club

A bold group of teens band together to form a unique and quickly growing movement against relationship games that captures the attention of a teen icon.

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Violent Delights

A group of feisty, fed-up coworkers devise a plan to utilize their clientele privileges to potentially boost their lifestyle up a notch, by copying the MO of a group of infamous thieves.

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Heartbreak Hotel

After discovering a bag of money, two down-on-their-luck men set about improving their lives, unaware that other people are on their trail, including a small-time crook who needs to pay off his debts and a pair of crooked cops who want the money for themselves. Script Excerpt

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Less Traveled

A well-known celebrity falls for a girl, unknowingly below his social status. He's torn between honoring his familial traditions and societal expectations regarding relationships or following his heart and true desires regardless of the consequences.

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The Gotaways

A successful producers world is turned upside down when she's given the unexpected news that her hit TV show has been canceled. Now at a cross roads, she's forced to revisit her own "gotaways" from the past.

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Midnight Blue

An introverted teen dives into the world of love, loss and an unexpected unique ability that she must harness and embrace in this unfolding coming of age, fantasy.

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When Ani Met Jo Met Cris

A recurring meet-cute over the course of a decade, but make it super gay! A fateful road trip sets pragmatic Ani and passionate Jo on the path of Reluctant Travel Companions to Enthusiastic Lovers - until they trip down the life-altering detours of Jo’s pregnancy and Cris, her dashing midwife.

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Under No Circumstances

A grounded, independent survivalist, swearing off parenthood, is forced to venture outside of his comfort zone when he reluctantly falls for a lively single mother.

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CHARMER

CHARMER is a fast-moving female-driven romantic adventure/comedy. When a young woman, jilted by the leader of a small drug cartel, who pulls a mild-mannered laid-off DEA agent into the adventure of a lifetime when she takes him on a road trip to Mexico to relieve her ex-lover of his stash.

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In the Cards

In this inspirational drama, world's collide when a down-to-earth girl next door piques the interest of a rough-around-the-edges men's club president.

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RODEO

A wealthy, widowed New York socialite, and a know-it-all preacher enters the unfamiliar world of rodeo, determined to “rescue” the widow’s wayward daughter who has fallen for a young bull rider. But plans go comically awry. Eventually the rodeo and unlikely romances win the day. Script Excerpt

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OPEN YOUR EYES, DUDE

Confronted with the choice between happy bachelorhood and old job, or marriage with eyes toward the Senate and President, a playboy surgeon has one week to find the right woman. (Previously titled, TRICIARELLA, WHO ARE YOU?)

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UNCLE FRANCO'S BIRTHDAY SUIT

Paolo’s relatives, including his zany Uncle Franco, are determined to reunite their nephew with his teenage love, Magdalena. To succeed, they must overcome a scheming coworker, Martin, and his gold-digging sister, Sarah, with her false claims of pregnancy.

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JIMMY AND JARA FROM OUTTA SPACE

A twisted sci-fi road comedy with heart, a la “Little Miss Sunshine” with aliens, an interspecies romance and a spoof on classic sci-fi films and the American Southwest’s UFO subculture. JIMMY, a Venice Beach boardwalk hustler, discovers beautiful alien JARA and her two intergalactic circus performers stranded on Earth. He cons them into his “family” of misfit street performers and takes them to Las Vegas. Along the way, sweet-tempered aliens touch jaded human hearts. Ultimately Jimmy must save Jara and her E.T.’s from a ruthless Las Vegas casino kingpin, with the help of Nevada UFO buffs. Script Excerpt

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OHIO FINCH

A midwestern prude summoned to Europe to settle her estranged son's estate learns tolerance and unconditional love when she meets her son's true family.

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THE RUINS OF OZ

When burned-out ruins appear in a Kansas cornfield, an archeology professor discovers that the Wicked Witch of the West has returned and now threatens the Earth as well as Oz. Script Excerpt

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THE SECOND LOVE OF MY LIFE

To procure funds for a new business, a fashion photographer babysits the famous actress he saved from an embarrassing photo/film scandal over Christmas but didn't expect to fall in love. Script Excerpt

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Silver Daze

After 25 years of marriage to a guy who seems more in love with getting high than with her, she plans a romantic anniversary trip in hopes of rekindling their long-lost romance.

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Hard Candy Christmas

Stranded on route to his hometown, a notorious member of a famous boy band is rescued by a working-class woman that has no clue of his reputation. Longing for a ‘normal” lifestyle, he imposes himself on her and her six-year-old son’s tranquil life.

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Russian Romance

On tour with the visiting Russian Circus During the Cold War, a carefree American jazz pianist romances a beautiful Russian high-wire artiste, but the comic clash of cultures turns serious when the vindictive KGB tour director sends her home in shame, and the American must fly to Russia to bring her back Script Excerpt

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Mate Matcher's Match

When a godless, seemingly carefree bachelor sets course to win a feisty, virginal Christian matchmaker, he collides with a righteous blockade that buckles only when she uncovers the personal trauma that cracked his moral compass. Script Excerpt

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Burning Old Man

A group of grade school friends reconnect to throw a communal sixty-fifth birthday party for one another - leading to a Burning Man type celebration.

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SWEEP

A British Hallmark parody featuring a novelist forced to spend Christmas with his antagonistic family and the girl next door who broke his heart. Script Excerpt

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Have you met my sister?

When a morbidly shy Alice-in-Wonderland-type young lady finds herself dropped into an embarrassing situation, she invents an outrageous and opinionated twin, who, armed with repressed emotions and stinging sarcasm, sabotages both her dream job and her love life.

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IT NEVER RAINS

A recently divorced DEA agent is laid off from his job prior to Christmas. His ex-wife has left him with nothing. A hot female "criminal" who is a pilot and has been delivering "medical supplies"(aka "drugs") across the border from the States catches his eye and he decides to roll the dice and tag along.

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Everything I Have Is Yours

Thirteen-year-old Haylee stumbles on her father's affair with her mother's friend, who has come to stay after her home was burglarized. Haylee develops an unlikely friendship with the woman who is betraying her mother. Script Excerpt

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Godmother

A young and extremely dedicated, modern-day, fairy godmother may be offered the career opportunity of a lifetime, if she can turn her back on a handsome, pure-hearted university student, that has brought her the happiness she usually brings others.

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BATTER UP

Screenplay Festival 2007, Honorable Mention for Comedy. When a minor leaguer falls for the ace pitcher in college softball, he finds that success in the majors and in love requires more than hitting the ball, he also needs to grow up. Script Excerpt

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Sandy Mills

When a Hollywood starlet returns to North Carolina to attend college, she finds that keeping her identity secret is hard, but falling in love is easy. Finalist in family, semifinalist in comedy, 2008 Screenplay Festival, Finalist in 2009 SkyFest I. Script Excerpt

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Star Crossed Lovers

A contemporary Romeo and Juliet story about a budding romance that becomes complicated for two young lovers from rival New York mafia families.

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Rod Knock

A newly single and unemployed man re-establishes himself as a handyman with the ladies he’s learning to date, but encounters many comical mishaps in both his work and social life in trying to prove himself worthy. A newly single man encounters many comical mishaps in both his work and social life, but finally proves himself worthy to his deriding buddies and Latino lady friend with a heroic feat. Script Excerpt

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Man(ny) Versus A.I.

When an awkward ad exec named Manny beats up a coffee maker, every mechanical device goes after him thwarting his chances of winning a CLIO advertising award and destroying his relationship with the woman he loves. Script Excerpt

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One More Day

A salesman sends a text message to God flippantly when he’s out for drinks with a co-worker, asking for an extra day that week to get ahead in a sales competition, he gets it, but he discovers that he’s cursed with an extra day every week until he learns how to treat people. Script Excerpt

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Perfect Beau

A Plain Jane clones her ideal boyfriend out of her girlfriend's boyfriends' DNA for her senior class project. Everything didn't come out as expected - what could possibly go wrong?

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NORRISTOWN

In 1994, grieving brothers spend the weekend partying hard at an old friend's house, but an unexpected guest awakens past grudges and petty jealousies, unraveling their plans to start over.

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Running Through the Snow in Khakis

On the last day of school before a private school winter break, a senior with complex opinions about stupid things denies his crush on the one junior girl who doesn't take his shit and also happens to deny her crush for him.

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A Maladjusted State

A suicidal drug addict believes he’s found his reason for living in his dying father’s home nurse.

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Makin' Rounds

As a wild cat freed from its cage, Alana lunges out in desperate pursuit of her Tarzan! Two husbands dead in their graves and weren't much better alive. Now her heart groans to experience the ecstasy of passionate love with no less delirium than that of a feeding frenzy of piranhas!

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Smoked Out brother's

Smoked Out brother's, Two brothers always stoned living in the same villa, two spoiled adult brothers who have everything paid for by their Rich parents, The two brothers constantly up to no good with their nepali friend, a bunch of stoner geek's call themselves the 3 mascateers the three virgin mascateers finally find their lovers. Script Excerpt

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An Italian Caprice

Martin Turner (40) has an unusual occupation inasmuch as he serves 'arranged' sentences for substantial fees and a luxury cell in an Italian prison where a little graft goes a long way. Until, that is, his 'employers' need him to accept a murder charge that involves a once-in-a-lifetime fee for a far longer sentence than usual. He is in two minds as to whether to accept this until he meets a young lady from the consulate who sees it as her mission in life to rescue him from frittering his life away. Screenplay. 50% scripted with synopsis.

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Two Machine Guns

Wanting to escape her mundane existence and family problems, an intellectually curious but naive high school senior seeks acceptance and asks out a withdrawn loner at the urging of a popular clique, but the independence she achieves comes at a horrible price.

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Gold Fish

Tae gets the hook up he deserves after an encounter with Josh at the beach. He is introduced to Natalie and things get fishy from then on.

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MISS EVA

Burdened by her own heartbreak, a gifted young teacher comes to work for a family that has been beset by tragedy and changes all their lives for the better

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Lovers and Friends

Dre's heart led him down a path of bisexual lust, love, and secrets. He didn't think exposing himself to any of them would lead to his demise.

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Just In Time for Christmas

Lance and Heather denied their love for each other since they were kids. Being home for The Christmas put them in the spirit of love and exposes their long-lived façade.

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Second Chances

A once commitment phobic man finds himself in a race with his male biological clock when he’s told his first true love is back in town.

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KETCHUP

KETCHUP is a fast-moving light-hearted romantic/action comedy with a strong female lead and a male (fish-out of -water) co-lead. A recently divorced DEA agent that leaves him with nothing is laid off just before Christmas. When a hot female pilot embarks on a drug-related heist to Mexico catches his eye, he decides to roll the dice and tag along.

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Can't Talk

An advertising agency creative suffering from a crippling public speaking phobia is subjected to an unusual "cure" that complicates her love life.

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Parenting 101

When a successful hair stylist and her goal-oriented husband determine they need to make a decision about starting a family, they struggle with a year-long parenting experiment starting with houseplants, then pets, and finally other people's children. Script Excerpt

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Heat of the Moment

A former comedian and out-of-work chef gets invited to cook for some old friends, and he soon realizes you can't stop the heart's utmost desire in a weekend filled with love, drama, and betrayal. Script Excerpt

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ELECTRIC

After being electrocuted on the job, a woman has the power to make everyone around her fall in love... everyone, it seems, except the man of her dreams. Script Excerpt

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My Father's Worst Nightmare (inter-racial version)

With his African American boyfriend in tow, a college sophomore takes a weekend trip home for the express purpose of COMING OUT to his family and all hell breaks loose until a near tragedy triggers a father’s journey towards acceptance.

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THE GLAMOROUS LIFE

A model whose career is fading gets a much-needed vacation and a new outlook on life when she hides out at a Florida beach house with an “odd couple” of twenty-something brothers who are 100% convinced she's a hooker. Script Excerpt

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Light Fingers

Lonely quirky teen, uprooted from Minnesota to Santa Monica, falls for her lab partner in biology class, who happens to be the world's best shoplifter and begins to learn his ways. Script Excerpt

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Halo & Horns

Two centuries old enemies – a male angel and a female demon – compete to guide the relationship of a new young couple only to wind up falling in love with each other. A forbidden love. Script Excerpt

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Sunnyside

Quirky young woman gets drunk on her high-tech job and ends up in a strange rehab where she must come to terms with her choices and history. Adapted from my published short story. Script Excerpt

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Wrenched

Ambitious young Wall Street wannabe travels to take an internship with a hot crypto firm. He idolizes Sam Bankman-Fried like a rock star. But the company turns out to be a floundering home repair business whose owner faked a requisition to get a financial whiz aboard. About to leave in disgust, the wannabe falls for the receptionist, a runaway who dreams of becoming a cabaret singer. He joins the rough team of under-rated outcasts and learns how to repair things, including his mercenary sense of values. Script Excerpt

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FLASHDRIVE

Washington D.C. area copywriter, Alice, is having one of the worst days of her life. She has a terrible hot flash episode on the Metro, strips, and then gets stuck in the door when she tries to exit! When she gets to work things go even worse for her... Script Excerpt

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JANIE LOVES BOLLYWOOD!!

A fun and fresh reworking of "It's a Wonderful Life!" - but Bollywood style with a Goth girl and a hot Bollywood actor "angel" instead of George Bailey and Clarence. Script Excerpt

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The Liberty Bell Sweepstakes

A dazzling young woman who claims she can “invent the future” leads three lovestruck guys on a zany quest to win a big pile of cash on the Fourth of July. Script Excerpt

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Your Honor, Please!

Raymond Gransom went from an attorney to an out of luck cabby with a court date. A judge saves his life, and Christmas for a ward full of children, by sentencing him to community service at a Chicago hospital where he stops feeling sorry for himself and learns to love those who may never see another Christmas.

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Fitzgerald Whispers

F. Scott Fitzgerald's excesses catch up with him... fifty years after his death. The granddaughter of one of his past flings needs his help and he returns to his room at The Grove hotel to give it.

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An Author's Tale

Mardi Harper is a novelist with a penchant for the extraordinary... or so she thought until she met the ghost of Socrates. Besides trying to not sound crazy, she muddles through the hilarious quandries that go along with being an author.

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The Golden Fan

Chinese, American Julie Lee buys a Ch'ing Dynasty story fan in Hong Kong and returns to her home in Los Angeles. When she arrives home she is kidnapped, threatened, robbed and finally, in the end, she is persuaded to help a family of art thieves discover the resting place of a three hundred year old family treasure whose map is painted on the face of Julie's fan. This is a romantic comedy about art, art thieves, forgeries and fakes and takes place between Hong Kong and Los Anageles. Script Excerpt

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