Pretend Love by Dan Guardino | Script Revolution

Pretend Love



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A starving aspiring actor gets the chance to work with a spoiled rich star sparks fly. They’ll have to get past their personal insecurities to have a chance at more than an onscreen happy ending.

For Billy, acting is all about doing complex, challenging roles regardless of commercial success. For Selena, acting is about fame and fortune and being as successful as possible regardless of the quality of the work.

A successful Latin model/actress with major international recognition, Selena is set to star in her first US film. During rehearsals it soon becomes apparent that the chemistry between her and her intended co-star, Garrett, is non-existent. The two clearly bring out the worst in each other, on and off screen.

Recently evicted from his home, Billy accepts a job as a Production Assistant on Selena’s film. There the two literally bump into each other and shortly after, Billy helps Selena when she experiences a panic attack creating an initial bond between the two. After Garrett quits the film, the Producer has Billy stand in for Garrett during rehearsals while they work to recast.

It is immediately evident that: 1) – Billy is a gifted actor, 2) Selena does much better work with Billy and 3) there is an undeniable chemistry between the two. As rehearsals continue, their on and off screen relationship builds. When pictures hit the tabloids of the two of them, Selena’s parents and intended finance, Carlos, arrive in town to put a stop to whatever is going on.

Reminded of her career and life goals, Selena backs away from Billy. Billy confronts Selena and learns the truth about her relationship with Carlos but instead of backing down decides to fight for her. He must convince her that love is more valuable than money and success.

Pretend Love is a funny, touching Romantic Comedy about letting go of preconceived notions and insecurities for the chance to actually get everything our heart desires.

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Judy Norton is attached as the Director and will play the role of Joan Kelly. Judy is well-known for her role as "Mary Ellen Walton on the iconic television series "The Waltons." Michael Z Gordon is attached as one of the producers.

Submitted: November 25, 2017
Last Updated: November 28, 2017

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The Writer: Dan Guardino

Dan Guardino – Screenwriter/Producer Agent: Legacies…A Literary Agency, WGA Signatory Mary Ann Amato. Represented by Legacies...A Literary Agency, WGA Signatory Mary Ann Amato. Dan Guardino is never short of inspiration with twenty plus screenplays under his belt. Several of Dan's screenplays are in various stages of development for production with well-known directors and producers attached. Together these directors and producers have been involved in the making of over three hundred movie productions. Dan is the Script Consultant for the thriller movie HEART STOPPER. Producers: Americana Films and My Own Worst Enemy Productions. Producer Michael Z Gordon. Director Paul Flaherty. Dan co-... Go to bio
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