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.
Liz and Sarah are in the midst of Hell Month. They discuss how they’re getting through the time-management nightmare of writing, shooting, AND editing all at the same time on their show, The Fix. Then this week’s Hollywood Hack is: always have a man in the room when you’re interviewing candidates for a job. You’ll love the reason why. Finally, Liz reveals her husband’s celebrity sighting at Craig’s: Mariah Carey!
Prompted by a listener question about living paycheck to paycheck in Hollywood, Liz and Sarah introduce a new listener questions segment called “The Mailroom.” Then they discuss growing up in La La Land with Autumn Chiklis, actor and author of the new bestselling novel Smothered. Her advice to Liz and Sarah to keep their kids grounded? Be there! Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack: to remember someone’s name, do a little online semi-stalking.
Liz and Sarah discuss the notion that you never know what’s around the corner, so you might as well embrace the unknown and enjoy the small victories along the way. Then in Hits and Bombs, Sarah shares her play date fail, and Liz joins a mahjong group! This week’s Hollywood Hack: targeted therapy. Finally, Sarah reveals her Celebrity Sighting from the farmer’s market: Jason Schwartzman.