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.
As Liz and Sarah finish their ABC pilot THE FIX, they take time out to discuss why it’s so important to trust your gut. Then they answer a listener question about the financial burden of being a starving artist. Their advice? Get a day job, but keep working toward your goals in the meantime. In Hits and Bombs, Sarah has a crabby bomb, and Liz has a life-altering mantra hit courtesy of Safe for Work podcast’s Liz Dolan: “Strong. Calm. Kind.” Finally, Sarah shares a dirty and delicious Hollywood Hack: Elevated Cedar Raised Beds.
Update: Happier in Hollywood has a resident psychic — and Liz has her to thank for a new positive attitude. Liz and Sarah discuss how to be in control of your own career. Nobody cares more about your success than you do. Then Liz and Sarah talk to co-owner of Inform Fitness Toluca Lake, Sheila Melody about the Power of Ten Workout and starting your own business after 40. (Make sure to check out Sheila’s podcast Sound, Mind, & Body) Finally, Liz and Sarah’s assistant Mary shares a theater-related Hollywood Hack that’s only $9.95 a month: Movie Pass!
Today is all about you! It’s a listener question extravaganza! What do Liz and Sarah wish they’d known when they were starting out in Hollywood? Do Liz and Sarah have any all-time favorite TV shows? Are they aware of how much they use the word “guys?” And we have multiple Hollywood Hacks all from you: Hoopla, Dear Book Hoarder candles that smell like old books, and Vivian Lou insoles!
Liz and Sarah pay tribute to Suzanne Patmore Gibbs, the head of TriStar television, and share the many lessons they learned from her vibrant life. Then Liz and Sarah discuss their self-care getaway weekends after pilot production… and how they were sort of successful, sort of not. This week we have two Hollywood Hacks to up your selfie game: have the tallest person in the group take the selfie and use a PopSocket grip. Finally, Sarah reveals her celebrity sighting at the pet store while preparing to get a Flemish Giant rabbit: Gina Torres!
Liz and Sarah are in post production! They discuss the crazy schedule, how they’re sitting around A LOT, and the excruciating focus group testing process. In Name That Hollywood Job, ABC Studios VP of Drama Development Juan Alfonso discusses the development process. His advice to writers working with a network or studio: Don’t come in with an “us vs. them” attitude. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack comes from The Fix hair stylists Dugg Kirkpatrick and Myo Lai: Osis powder and Oribe dry texture spray keep your hair voluminous and fabulous.