Liz and Sarah are stressed out! During this insanely busy time for their ABC show, The Fix, they discuss their go-to tools for managing stress — and whether or not they’re working. Then they talk to their favorite mogul David Hoberman, founder and co-owner of Mandeville Films and Television, about being a producer, the #MeToo movement, and how to resolve conflict on the job. Finally, Liz and Sarah share the perfect gifting idea in this week’s Hollywood Hack: BoxFox.
Happier in Hollywood is getting a new logo! Prompted by the graphic designer search, Liz and Sarah talk about why it’s so important to ask for help in both professional and personal life. Then Sarah shares her puttering-filled weekend, and reveals why puttering is surprisingly productive and meditative. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you stand out in the office: quotes of the day!
As Liz and Sarah prepare a story pitch for their new ABC show The Fix, they discuss why it’s vital to lead with enthusiasm! Then they interview Steve Tylor O’Connor and Dreux Moreland, the creator and admin of Awesome Assistants, a Facebook group where Hollywood assistants come for advice, to vent, and to network. This week’s Hollywood Hack: put “a” before lunch or dinner to give the impression that you’re working through mealtimes. Finally, a topical Celebrity Sighting: Roseanne star Sarah Gilbert.
Give people an out! Liz and Sarah talk about why it’s important to let people save face — at work and at home. Then they discuss the importance of living in an atmosphere of growth. One idea? Take a class! (Sarah’s learning all about neoglucogenesis in her online nutrition class) Finally, as The Fix revs up, Liz and Sarah discover a Hollywood Hack to keep them active: Office yoga!
Liz and Sarah talk about why it’s important to be open to changing your mind at work. And Sarah shares how she changed her mind at home. Instead of getting a Flemish Giant rabbit, she got her daughter, Violet, two guinea pigs. Then they answer a listener question about crying at the office, and disclose the times they’ve burst into tears in the writers’ room. In Hits and Bombs, Liz reveals her hit this week! She bought two “sexy-adjacent” swimsuits, and Sarah has a bullet-journal bomb. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is not only “green,” but charitable: the Give Back Box!
All over Los Angeles, first-time Staff Writers are starting their new jobs in the writers’ room. Liz and Sarah talk to a first-time Staff Writer on their new show The Fix: Brook Turner, their former assistant! They encourage Brook— and everyone who’s landed a big break— to hit the ground running and not be afraid to make mistakes. Then they debate Sarah’s decision to get a Flemish Giant rabbit, which Liz thinks is a disaster in the making. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a screenwriting MUST: Final Draft!