Liz and Sarah are in post production! They discuss the crazy schedule, how they’re sitting around A LOT, and the excruciating focus group testing process. In Name That Hollywood Job, ABC Studios VP of Drama Development Juan Alfonso discusses the development process. His advice to writers working with a network or studio: Don’t come in with an “us vs. them” attitude. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack comes from The Fix hair stylists Dugg Kirkpatrick and Myo Lai: Osis powder and Oribe dry texture spray keep your hair voluminous and fabulous.
Liz and Sarah are on location at Hollywood Forever Cemetery! They answer a listener question about how best to support a partner going through pilot production. Then they sit down with Marcia Clark to discuss the art of collaboration — including how it can go oh so wrong. In Name That Hollywood Job, location manager Veronique Vowell shares the creative and logistical challenges of finding just the right spot to shoot a scene. Finally, this week’s non-living celebrity sightings include Johnny Ramone, Toto the dog, and Mickey Rooney.
Liz and Sarah discuss the things they AREN’T doing while making their pilot: showering, flossing, exercising, and dropping their kids off at school. Then in a new segment called “Name That Hollywood Job,” Liz and Sarah interview Warner Brothers story analyst Sherry Carnes. What does Sherry look for in a script or book? Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is all over the set of The Fix: the Lucky Cat!
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.