Getting It

Stephen Arthur sxarthur@shaw.ca 3369743941677

COMEDY ROMANCE

1980s & '90s

Stephen Arthur

Logline

An astronomer who searches for love the same way he searches for stars becomes entangled with a female journalist who doesn’t believe in love and is profiling the antics of his many backfiring relationships. Romantic comedy set in the 1980s.

Genre

Comedy,Romance

Short Summary

The shy protagonist discovers that it is possible for him to find true love and he begins meeting women by handing out notes. One of these women is a journalist who believes romantic love was invented by men to subjugate women and she wants to write an expose article on his progress.


Ironically, the protagonist finds love with the woman journalist who doesn't believe in love after they both finally let go of their assumptions.

Setting

General setting, but envisioned as the Pacific Northwest, such as Seattle.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions,Twist,Meaningful Message,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Main Character Details

Name: Jerry

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Naive,Romantic,Insecure,Educated,Desperate,Charming,Aspiring,Modest,Visionary,Strong Moral Code,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Paula

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Aspiring,Outspoken,Blunt,Decisive,Engaging,Empathetic,Educated,Insecure,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Aaron

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Complex,Modest,Selfless,Empathetic,Engaging,Flexible,Gracious,Educated,Honorable,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Carol

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Insecure,Modest,Uneducated,Empathetic

Development Pitch

In the style of early Woody Allen. Flat space. A comedy of timing and ironic reversals like Seinfeld. Many subtle comic details are provided visually in the script.

About The Author

Master of Fine Arts in cinema (production) — University of Southern California, 1981. Authored six feature screenplays and many treatments and short scripts. Three options sold in Los Angeles. (Also Master of Science in Neuroscience and director of fine-art animation shorts for the Canadian National Film Board.)

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

270069

Logline

An astronomer who searches for love the same way he searches for stars becomes entangled with a female journalist who doesn’t believe in love and is profiling the antics of his many backfiring relationships. Romantic comedy set in the 1980s.

Short Summary

The shy protagonist discovers that it is possible for him to find true love and he begins meeting women by handing out notes. One of these women is a journalist who believes romantic love was invented by men to subjugate women and she wants to write an expose article on his progress.


Ironically, the protagonist finds love with the woman journalist who doesn't believe in love after they both finally let go of their assumptions.

FEEDBACK

In the style of early Woody Allen. Flat space. A comedy of timing and ironic reversals like Seinfeld. Many subtle comic details are provided visually in the script.

About The Author

Master of Fine Arts in cinema (production) — University of Southern California, 1981. Authored six feature screenplays and many treatments and short scripts. Three options sold in Los Angeles. (Also Master of Science in Neuroscience and director of fine-art animation shorts for the Canadian National Film Board.)

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Characters

Main Character

Name: Jerry

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Naive,Romantic,Insecure,Educated,Desperate,Charming,Aspiring,Modest,Visionary,Strong Moral Code,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging

Character 1

Name: Paula

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Aspiring,Outspoken,Blunt,Decisive,Engaging,Empathetic,Educated,Insecure,Strong Moral Code

Character 2

Name: Aaron

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Complex,Modest,Selfless,Empathetic,Engaging,Flexible,Gracious,Educated,Honorable,Skillful

Character 3

Name: Carol

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Insecure,Modest,Uneducated,Empathetic