What’s one secret to success? Put yourself out there! Liz and Sarah share how they recently put themselves out there — by speaking at a Women in Film Panel — and they’re glad they did! Then they answer a listener question about parenting an aspiring TV writer. Their advice? Back the “F” off… in the kindest way possible. In Hits and Bombs, Sarah shares her no-makeup bomb, and Liz gives a hit to The Fix’s music composer, Greg Tripi, who brought his Halo Handpan into the office. Finally, Happier in Hollywood producer Chuck Reed reveals this week’s password Hollywood Hack: One Safe!
The Holidays are right around the corner! Liz and Sarah discuss holiday business gifts. From tassel key chains, to Sugarfina, to empowering socks, they’ve got suggestions for any budget. (But the big question is… what are they going to get for Marcia Clark!?) Then they talk about turning a negative into a positive after experiencing terrible traffic that eventually led to an impromptu writing partner dinner date with great wine. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from The Fix Executive Producer and director Michael Katleman: chew gum on set. Finally, Sarah reveals her celebrity sighting: Travis Barker!
What do you do when you’re facing verbal abuse in the workplace? Liz and Sarah answer this listener question and call their friend Nichelle Tramble who experienced this early in her career. Her advice? She walked on out and never looked back. The good news? Nichelle is now a hugely successful TV writer. Then Liz and Sarah talk about the sense of relief they’re feeling now that Season One of The Fix is over. In Hits and Bombs, they share a collective hit: the crew pulled off production after the fires in Malibu. The bomb of the week: forgetting to put “Season One” on the crew gift hoodies.
Is it possible to break in to Hollywood after age 40? Liz and Sarah say it’s possible… but not easy. Note: Having undeniably great material is the important thing—at any age. Then they talk about why they’re happy that Gratitude Month (November) follows October Hell Month, and how being grateful can help everyone feel happier and more positive. This week’s Hollywood Hack is inspired by Sarah’s recent loss: sympathy cards. And finally, Mary reveals this week’s celebrity sighting on the Disney lot: Spike Lee!
Want to make a better impression when you network? Liz and Sarah explore how to improve your conversation skills. Hint: be more interested to be more interesting. Then in L vs. S, they debate remodeling. Should Sarah renovate her house or move? Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal this week’s Hollywood Hack courtesy of one of our listeners: crappy dinner party!
In this week’s “The Mailroom” segment, Liz and Sarah share tips on how to stand out as a Writers’ PA. (Hint: It’s more than just getting lunch orders correct!) Then they interview their professional crush, director Liz Friedlander, and discuss everything from being a female director in Hollywood to playing the “V card” when negotiating pay. Finally, Liz and Sarah share a stress-relieving Hollywood Hack: if you google a medical issue you’re having, add the word benign.