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A Novel Romance

Character: Sophie Atkinson

Directed by: Mark Griffiths

Written by: Beverly Nuako, Hanz Wasserburger

Produced by: Ian Hay

Cast Members: Dylan Bruce, Camille Mitchell, Tammy Gillis, Emily Tennant, Charles S. Dutton, Casey Manderson, Milo Shandel, Chris Shields

Released date: January 10, 2015

Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance

A best-selling romance novelist moves to Portland to cure his writer's block and unknowingly falls in love with his biggest critic. When their true identities are revealed, they have to find the courage and take a leap of faith.

True love in false covers.

Extended Synopsis

Romance novelist Liam Bradley (Dylan Bruce) has already found massive success with three books written under the pen name Gabriel August, but he’s mysteriously unknown to his legions of readers. With his first book written as a way to heal after a broken relationship, Liam has slowly become disheartened with writing strictly for romantic fantasy, something evident to a sweet, but honest, journalist who reviews books, Sophie Atkinson (Amy Acker), whom he meets by chance on a plane. The two begin a tentative relationship in Sophie’s home town of Portland, Maine, where Liam has come to find inspiration for his newest entry.

Liam’s agent puts him on the spot with a long-planned reveal of Gabriel August’s true identity, but Sophie doesn’t know of his public persona. The longer Liam avoids telling her the truth, the deeper a hole he digs for himself. Will their romance survive once his true identity comes to light?
– Hallmark Channel

The son of a famous actor couple, Liam Bradley, was raised in a celebrity household. When his parents died in a tragic accident, the spotlight on Liam became even more intense, which led him to choose a pseudonym for his own career as a writer. Gabriel August is his ‘nom de plume’, and it is the name that makes millions of women swoon all over the world. Like Sophie Atkinson, a reporter at a Portland daily. She and Liam meet on a flight from NY to Portland, and both are smitten. While Sophie submits Liam to a thoroughly planned “spontaneous” get-together with her best friends to judge Liam’s likeability factor, Liam introduces Sophie to his mentor, confidant and Cupid Jackie, a NY literary agent who immediately greenlights Sophie. But trouble looms when Sophie avows that she was previously engaged to a sports celebrity and never wants to be with someone famous again. Liam, whose true identity is still a secret, even to Sophie, finally tells his beloved who he really is — but is it too late?
– Beta Film

Notable Mentions
• The original title was The Write Man.
• Additional information is available on the production company website, Beta Film.
• Set to premiere on the Hallmark channel next year; date has been announced to be January 10, 2015.

Script developed by Never Enough Design