• Scriptnotes, Ep 225: Only haters hate rom-coms — Transcript https://johnaugust.com/2015/scriptnotes-ep-225-only-haters-hate-rom-coms-transcript

    …l, caring man. One of the most important people in my life. Whenever I hear people using the word dick pejoratively, it hurts me on his behalf. You guys use it a lot especially this [laughs] — that’s the voice of Tess Morris breaking through, not even — Craig: [Laughs] Tess, you’re not even on the show yet. You have to wait for your spot. Tess Morris: I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Craig: I’m glad you’re…

  • Scriptnotes, Ep 272: The Secret Live Show in Austin — Transcript https://johnaugust.com/2016/scriptnotes-ep-272-the-secret-live-show-in-austin-transcript

    …we’re ever going to do. Sorry, John August, but it’s maybe the best show we’ve ever done. By the way, I also — John always says what number episode it is, I have no idea. It’s in the 200s, I believe. To my left, I have Tess Morris, screenwriter of Man Up. Tess Morris: Hi. Craig: Next, we have Phil Hay, screenwriter of Ride Along and Clash of the Titans. Do I need introduce the next person? Malcolm Spellman, writer of Empire. And then last…

  • Scriptnotes, Ep 293: Underground Railroad of Love — Transcript https://johnaugust.com/2017/scriptnotes-ep-293-underground-railroad-of-love-transcript

    …be, a new podcast. I know, hold on a second. Everyone is going, “Wait, wait, wait, wait. You don’t listen to podcasts.” And that’s true. I don’t. Except when this happens. New podcast called You Had Us At Hello, cohosted by Tess Morris, our beloved Tess, and Billy Mernit. And I believe it’s going to be a limited run podcast, but it’s basically the two of them discussing romantic comedies, the writing of, producing of romantic comedies. Why they…

  • Scriptnotes, Ep 223: Confusing, Unlikable and On-The-Nose — Transcript https://johnaugust.com/2015/scriptnotes-ep-223-confusing-unlikable-and-on-the-nose-transcript

    …ddard for the Writers Guild Foundation last week. And so that will be up in the feed by the time you hear this. So a good chance to catch up on things you may have missed. Craig: Wonderful. John: All right. Our future guest, Tess Morris, she’s a young woman we met at Austin this year. She’s a friend of Kelly Marcel. She was there with a movie called Man Up, which was having it’s, I guess, North American premier at Austin. But…

  • Scriptnotes, Ep 303: 75% of Nothing — Transcript https://johnaugust.com/2017/scriptnotes-ep-303-75-of-nothing-transcript

    …e. Damn Steve. Craig: Steve. What a jerk. John: Yeah. Jerk. Steve does not get a cape. Craig: No. John: All right. It is time for our One Cool Things. My One Cool Thing is a great essay that I was turned onto by Tess Morris. Tess Morris, friend of the show. Oh, I’m so excited to be back in Los Angeles soon to see Tess Morris. Craig: Ray of sunshine. John: She is wonderful. It is this great essay by Rebecca Solnit called The Loneliness of Donald…

  • Scriptnotes, Ep 257: Flaws are features — Transcript https://johnaugust.com/2016/scriptnotes-ep-257-flaws-are-features-transcript

    …say that every film teacher you’ve had is a dope. And that, in fact, what of the things I love about British screenwriters is that they are really good at telling stories. They do like to entertain. Tess Morris. John: Tess Morris. We love Tess Morris. Craig: What a great storyteller. John: Kelly Marcel I’m a fan of as well. Craig: Great storyteller. John: Great storyteller. I would argue that it’s very hard to differentiate…