Liz and Sarah report on the status of their New Year’s Resolutions. So far, so good — Sarah is living sugar-freely and Liz is weighing daily! Then they dive deep into the pilot production glossary: Swing sets, story conference, and design meeting. what are the key terms to know while doing a pilot? Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack helps you look fabulous for less: Rent the Runway!
Liz and Sarah examine the pros and cons of doing a pilot in LA vs. out of town. Shooting in LA means they can sleep in their own beds and drop their kids off at school, but there’s no hotel bar. Then Liz and Sarah talk to Certified Nutrition Consultant and New York Times best-selling author Diane Sanfilippo about how to avoid hidden sugar, eat whole foods while socializing, and prepare meals ahead of time. Are you always late? This week’s Hollywood Hack can help: the Timeglass app! Finally, Liz and Sarah talk about all the celebrity sightings they’ve had during the pilot process — and why they don’t count!
As Sarah and Liz prepare to shoot their pilot, Sarah reveals everything that’s in her set bag: snacks, keys, glasses, and even rain pants! Then Liz and Sarah check in with their assistant and pilot virgin Mary to hear what she’s learned so far during the pilot process — be meticulous about everything you write, revise the script to fit within the budget, and be aware of clearances. This week’s meal-related Hollywood Hack is efficient and prevents stress: weekly work lunch planning.
It’s pilot production time! As Liz and Sarah prepare to shoot their pilot for ABC, The Fix, they share their hiring philosophy: “Volunteers, Not Recruits!” Only hire people who WANT to be there — not people who have to be convinced. Then they discuss how — from the mundane to the cosmic — timing is everything. Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal this week’s old fashioned Hollywood Hack: get a library card! (This is not your mama’s library!)
Liz and Sarah’s pilot got picked up by ABC! As they dive into production, they share the lessons they’ve learned on past pilots: if something is inevitable don’t resist it, never test more than three roles at once, and always write in a horse because at some point you’re going to be glad you have a cowboy. Then Liz and Sarah answer a listener question about why networks are all about reboots right now. This week’s Hollywood Hack almost made Sarah want to go on a date: iPic Theaters! Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal what they think was a celebrity sighting — Gwen Stefani.
Liz gets real about her fear of public speaking with speech coach extraordinaire Barbara Seymour Giordano. Barbara shares her tips on how to overcome fear and take control. She also talks about the importance of finding the love in your story. This week’s Hollywood Hack is chemical free and restores your natural hair color: Hairprint. Finally, in Hits and Bombs, Liz confesses her “hysterical female” moment while waiting for a pilot pick-up, and Sarah shares her heartwarming trip to Seattle to visit Violet’s donor siblings.