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.
It’s pilot production time! As Liz and Sarah prepare to shoot their pilot for ABC, The Fix, they share their hiring philosophy: “Volunteers, Not Recruits!” Only hire people who WANT to be there — not people who have to be convinced. Then they discuss how — from the mundane to the cosmic — timing is everything. Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal this week’s old fashioned Hollywood Hack: get a library card! (This is not your mama’s library!)
Liz and Sarah’s pilot got picked up by ABC! As they dive into production, they share the lessons they’ve learned on past pilots: if something is inevitable don’t resist it, never test more than three roles at once, and always write in a horse because at some point you’re going to be glad you have a cowboy. Then Liz and Sarah answer a listener question about why networks are all about reboots right now. This week’s Hollywood Hack almost made Sarah want to go on a date: iPic Theaters! Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal what they think was a celebrity sighting — Gwen Stefani.
Liz gets real about her fear of public speaking with speech coach extraordinaire Barbara Seymour Giordano. Barbara shares her tips on how to overcome fear and take control. She also talks about the importance of finding the love in your story. This week’s Hollywood Hack is chemical free and restores your natural hair color: Hairprint. Finally, in Hits and Bombs, Liz confesses her “hysterical female” moment while waiting for a pilot pick-up, and Sarah shares her heartwarming trip to Seattle to visit Violet’s donor siblings.
Sparked by a listener email, Liz and Sarah revisit the topic of freezing your eggs. Then they discuss Hollywood producing legend Robert Evans’ advice on making it: “You learn from success, kid, not failure.” Then Sarah shares how the three tiny diamonds on a ring helped her through challenging times— professionally and personally. This week’s Hollywood Hack reduces motion sickness without medication: The Reliefband. Finally, Mary reveals her up close and personal Game of Thrones celebrity sighting: Kit Harrington.
Liz and Sarah discuss the rollercoaster that is pilot pick up season — including the nail-biting anticipation that keeps them up for nights on end. In what other industry does so much ride on one phone call? Then they talk to Hollywood doctor and board-certified physician nutrition specialist Melina Jampolis about her new book Spice Up, Slim Down. Who knew that adding a few spices to your diet could help control your blood sugar and fight Alzheimer’s? (Also, is it pronounced Tur-mer-ick or Toom-er-ick?) Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will keep you entertained until you’re out of the game: the HQ trivia app!