Becoming Elizabeth

Aimee Pitta shewrites2@sbcglobal.net 738001223739

DRAMA COMEDY FANTASY ROMANCE

1960s & '70s,1980s & '90s,2000s

Aimee Pitta

Logline

When a a stray bolt of lightning crashes into her life, Elizabeth’s realities splinter into three – we follow her as 20-something Lizzie, 30-something Beth, and modern day, 50-something Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s ill-fated romance with love-of-her-life Richard now plays out in multiple decades.

Genre

Drama,Comedy,Fantasy,Romance

Short Summary

We open on Elizabeth in the present where she is going through the motions of her life as a professor at Columbia University, and in a safe relationship with Charles, her live in boyfriend, and longing for her one true love Richard.


Through magic realism we end with Elizabeth in the present, as all her parallel lives merge into a new reality for her and the people in her life.

Setting

New York

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Main Character Details

Name: Elizabeth

Age: 20, 30, 50

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Insecure,Educated,Romantic,Funny,Skillful,Engaging,Gracious,Complex,Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Maggie

Age: 20, 30, 50

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Outspoken,Blunt,Funny,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Richard

Age: 20, 30, 50

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Masculine,Charming,Confident,Romantic,Engaging,Seductive,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Nick

Age: 20 30, 50

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Masculine,Modest,Charming,Confident,Sexy,Outspoken,Funny,Sophisticated

Development Pitch

Elizabeth Kendall has everything – a handsome boyfriend, a job as a professor at a top university, a lifelong best friend. Problem is, she’s haunted by the opportunities she let pass her by. But then a thunderstorm hits Manhattan and a stray bolt of lightning crashes into a mysterious “time switch.” Suddenly, Elizabeth’s life splinters into three – we follow her as 20-something Lizzie, 30-something Beth, and modern day, 50-something Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s ill-fated romance with love-of-her-life Richard now plays out over multiple decades simultaneously, and she has to ask herself – is it possible to change the past? Quick Pitch: Sliding Doors meets It's Complicated by way of When Harry Met Sally.

About The Author

Aimee Pitta is a published novelist THE THEORY OF INVISIBILITY, HAPPILY EVER BEFORE, screenwriter, VINTAGE HEARTS, wrapped production 3/6/2020, with Reel One Entertainment. THE GIRL’S GUIDE TO SURVIVAL, bought and in development with Hallmark, and is also an Award winning Writer/Producer and Marketing Executive with over 25 years experience creating cutting edge theatrical marketing campaigns for almost every major studio in Hollywood. Aimee spent her formative years at New Line Cinema as Sr. VP of Creative Advertising where she not only produced award winning campaigns for such films as Dumb & Dumber, The Mask, Rumble In the Bronx, Menace II Society, and S7ven, she also successfully branded and maintained such franchises as The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nightmare on Elm Street, Mortal Kombat, House Party, Friday, and The Lawn Mower Man. After leaving New Line Cinema to pursue her bliss as writer Aimee kept her hand in the marketing world as a freelance producer and copywriter. This skill as a writer and marketer has also allowed Aimee to create a niche as one of the top film “retitlers” in the business. She has titled such films and TV shows as Almost Family, No Strings Attached, It’s Complicated, The Space Between Us, Black Hat, Our Family Wedding, People Like Us, Home, Almost Home, Playing For Keeps, The Bounty Hunter, Rough Night, The Night Before, and The Guilt Trip.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Female Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

1874255

Logline

When a a stray bolt of lightning crashes into her life, Elizabeth’s realities splinter into three – we follow her as 20-something Lizzie, 30-something Beth, and modern day, 50-something Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s ill-fated romance with love-of-her-life Richard now plays out in multiple decades.

Short Summary

We open on Elizabeth in the present where she is going through the motions of her life as a professor at Columbia University, and in a safe relationship with Charles, her live in boyfriend, and longing for her one true love Richard.


Through magic realism we end with Elizabeth in the present, as all her parallel lives merge into a new reality for her and the people in her life.

FEEDBACK

Elizabeth Kendall has everything – a handsome boyfriend, a job as a professor at a top university, a lifelong best friend. Problem is, she’s haunted by the opportunities she let pass her by. But then a thunderstorm hits Manhattan and a stray bolt of lightning crashes into a mysterious “time switch.” Suddenly, Elizabeth’s life splinters into three – we follow her as 20-something Lizzie, 30-something Beth, and modern day, 50-something Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s ill-fated romance with love-of-her-life Richard now plays out over multiple decades simultaneously, and she has to ask herself – is it possible to change the past? Quick Pitch: Sliding Doors meets It's Complicated by way of When Harry Met Sally.

About The Author

Aimee Pitta is a published novelist THE THEORY OF INVISIBILITY, HAPPILY EVER BEFORE, screenwriter, VINTAGE HEARTS, wrapped production 3/6/2020, with Reel One Entertainment. THE GIRL’S GUIDE TO SURVIVAL, bought and in development with Hallmark, and is also an Award winning Writer/Producer and Marketing Executive with over 25 years experience creating cutting edge theatrical marketing campaigns for almost every major studio in Hollywood. Aimee spent her formative years at New Line Cinema as Sr. VP of Creative Advertising where she not only produced award winning campaigns for such films as Dumb & Dumber, The Mask, Rumble In the Bronx, Menace II Society, and S7ven, she also successfully branded and maintained such franchises as The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nightmare on Elm Street, Mortal Kombat, House Party, Friday, and The Lawn Mower Man. After leaving New Line Cinema to pursue her bliss as writer Aimee kept her hand in the marketing world as a freelance producer and copywriter. This skill as a writer and marketer has also allowed Aimee to create a niche as one of the top film “retitlers” in the business. She has titled such films and TV shows as Almost Family, No Strings Attached, It’s Complicated, The Space Between Us, Black Hat, Our Family Wedding, People Like Us, Home, Almost Home, Playing For Keeps, The Bounty Hunter, Rough Night, The Night Before, and The Guilt Trip.

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Characters

Main Character

Name: Elizabeth

Age: 20, 30, 50

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Insecure,Educated,Romantic,Funny,Skillful,Engaging,Gracious,Complex,Charming

Character 1

Name: Maggie

Age: 20, 30, 50

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Outspoken,Blunt,Funny,Sarcastic

Character 2

Name: Richard

Age: 20, 30, 50

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Masculine,Charming,Confident,Romantic,Engaging,Seductive,Honorable

Character 3

Name: Nick

Age: 20 30, 50

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Masculine,Modest,Charming,Confident,Sexy,Outspoken,Funny,Sophisticated