• 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 323: Austin Live Show 2017 (AKA Too Many Scotts) — Transcript https://johnaugust.com/2017/scriptnotes-ep-323-austin-live-show-2017-aka-too-many-scotts-transcript

    …movie for Netflix said that he got one note the whole time which was, “Make sure something amazing happens in the first five minutes. That’s all we ask of you.” Does anything amazing happen in your first five minutes, Scott? Tess Morris: First 150 pages. Scott Frank: Yes. Lindsay: So, I think there is a sense, whether it’s true or not— Scott Frank: But wait, isn’t that just good writing? Lindsay: Well, yeah, I would think so. But that idea of…

  • 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…

  • Austin Live Show 2017 (AKA Too Many Scotts) https://johnaugust.com/2017/austin-live-show-2017-aka-too-many-scotts

    …s ended up as a miniseries at Netflix. We then invite more guests up to discuss what movies can learn from the success of TV: Guinevere Turner (American Psycho, Go Fish) Scott Alexander (Ed Wood, The People v. O.J. Simpson,) Tess Morris (Man Up, “You Had Us At Hello” podcast) Lindsay Doran (producer of Stranger Than Fiction, Sense and Sensibility) In our final segment, we’re joined by a new batch of writers to play “The Studio Has Notes.” Dana…