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Screenwriter Tess Morris on how to write a romcom

The writer of romantic comedy Man Up talks about screenwriting in the genre, and offers tips for aspiring romcom creators.

Inside Film 6 mins


The writer of Man Up (2015), Tess Morris, talks about this specialised genre and the different structures behind film and TV romantic comedies. Drawing upon the book “Writing the Romantic Comedy” by Billy Mernit, Morris provides tips on writing romcoms, using examples from Annie Hall (1977) and Tootsie (1982) to illustrate the formulas and resolutions of love.