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!
Can Liz and Sarah up their wardrobe game? As they prepare to run their new ABC show, The Fix, they’re determined to break out of their sweats and jeans rut and Dress Like A Boss. They also check in with their former assistant, Brook Turner, for some exciting news: Brook will be the writers’ assistant on The Fix! Then, sparked by a listener question, Liz and Sarah talk about mom guilt and how to release yourself from it. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is… use a personal shopper!
Liz and Sarah discuss their Boss Goals and how they plan to run The Fix. Their philosophy? Be respectful of other people’s time, be decisive, and no “metaphoric” closed doors. Then they talk to film producer turned Montana cowgirl, Jeanne Allgood Gaisford about the 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge. Letting go of those fancy heels you’ll never wear again can be tough. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack comes from Liz and Sarah’s assistant, Mary: all people are weird!
Meet Happier in Hollywood’s new producer, Chuck Reed! After a long and successful career in the music industry (where he worked with artists like Sting, Bono, Eminem and Dr. Dre— Liz and Sarah are only slightly intimidated), Chuck has spot-on advice for people who want to work in the music biz…or any other competitive industry. Then Sarah explains what a heavy metal detox is, why she did one, and how it’s changed her health for the better. This week’s Hollywood Hack: eyebrows, a.k.a. the curtain of the window of the soul. Finally, Liz and Sarah share a Hamilton celebrity sighting: Brandon Victor Dixon!
Liz and Sarah’s pilot The Fix has been picked up by ABC! After a trip to New York for Upfronts, Liz and Sarah discuss why it’s so important to enjoy the moment. Then they talk to Happier in Hollywood’s resident transformational psychic medium, Marla Frees, about her intuitive powers — and how she predicted that The Fix would go to series! This week’s Hollywood Hack: stay ten more minutes! Finally, Liz and Sarah share the many celebrity sightings they had in New York including Roseanne Barr, Alec Baldwin, Julie Chen and Ryan Seacrest.
After an update on the “guys” debate, Liz and Sarah talk to authors and co-hosts of the podcast #AmWriting, KJ Dell’antonia and Jessica Lahey, about the writer’s life. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Hollywood or in the country as long as you get your butt in the chair and your head in the game. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help you land any job: state the obvious! Finally, after the unexpected death of her father this week, Sarah shares a heartwarming memory.