Tess Morris Special Guest on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland Saturday 17th September 8-9 PM
This week as her special guest from the arts Ruth Copland is pleased to be interviewing Tess Morris, screenwriter and BAFTA 2015 Breakthrough Brit. of the wonderful 2015 romantic comedy film MAN UP, starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell. Tess has been writing since she could walk (not 100% true) and her first words were ‘Elvis is the King!’ (100% true). Her latest screenplay, the romantic comedy MAN UP, made the 2011 Brit List, was picked up by Big Talk Pictures, co-produced by Studio Canal and BBC Films and released in 2015 directed by Ben Palmer and starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell. Tess is currently writing original screenplay SECRET SANTA for Big Talk/Studio Canal and TEXTBOOK BEHAVIOUR for Big Talk/BBC Films. She is also doing a rewrite on a feature for Sony in the US.
In 1997, she won the Lloyds Bank/Channel Four Film Challenge for her short film BEER GOGGLES, and in 2008 she was chosen for the BFI/Skillset Think Shoot Distribute Scheme for emerging talent in the British Film Industry, which further proves the theory that there is no such thing as an overnight success. She has has also worked extensively as a script editor with ‘Seinfield’ writer Tom Leopold, and also lectures on comedy and screenwriting for the Arvon Foundation and Royal Holloway University.
Tune in Saturday 8-9 PM to find out more about the life and art of the funny and talented Tess Morris. For more info and to hear previous shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com