Pregnant Pause by Mark Violi | Script Revolution

Pregnant Pause

Rebecca is a hard-boiled career woman focused solely on making partner at her firm. Set up with Midtown’s hottest young chef, an unplanned pregnancy threatens her career goals–worse, she may be falling for the father.



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Rebecca is the hardest working young lawyer in New York. She's bent on making partner at her firm, a goal her father was never able to achieve. With the help of her loyal and brazen assistant Bennett, she lands the prized account and pulls out all the stops to impress the old boys' club in the big offices.

Bennett prods her into letting off some steam by setting her up on a date with Marco, Midtown's hottest chef, who plans on opening his own restaurant. Just when she's elevated to the "big floor" and her promotion seems imminent, Rebecca discovers the unexpected encounter with Marco has left her pregnant.

When this distraction leads to some crucial business and romantic missteps, Rebecca's former beau and law firm rival, Ross steps in to snatch the big account and gain the partnership promotion. But if Rebecca can embrace her own happiness, she just might be able to have the partnership she never expected.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Pregnant Pause reached the TOP 20% of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships
Pregnant Pause reached the TOP 10% of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition

"This is a really talented writer…the dialogue is top of the line stuff, and the rest of the script is of a high quality."
~Academy Nicholl Fellowships

"PREGNANT PAUSE is a moving and touching story. It is a funny comedy with a strong female lead. Rebecca is funny, assertive and spiritual. The script is well-structured. The dialogue is very funny and witty. The story moves quickly and the pacing is really good. The characters are lovable and hilarious."

Submitted: January 23, 2022
Last Updated: January 24, 2022

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The Writer: Mark Violi

Mark Violi has written nine feature film screenplays with three feature film script options to producers in New York and Los Angeles and two scripts entering development deals. The comedy feature WIFF has been optioned to both Page Four Productions and Clear Pictures Entertainment. The comedy feature MOBBED UP has been in development with Starline Films. The drama FROM BEDSIDE is currently in development looking for producing partners. Mark is also co-writer of the feature documentary JOHN HART: PORTRAIT OF A PATRIOT which has completed production in New Jersey. Mark was hired to rewrite the comedy feature PET PROJECT for Millennium Films. Additionally, Mark has had two stage dramas... Go to bio

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