Liz and Sarah are in Puerto Rico to shoot Fantasy Island! And all of their good intentions to sleep, exercise, and eat right have gone by the wayside. Right now, they’re just doing their best to keep their heads above water. In Take a Hike, they talk about the importance of taking the time to laugh—even when there is no time. Then they face off with an L v. S—staying in a hotel vs. an apartment while shooting on location. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack makes working together so much easier: Final Draft 11’s collaboration feature.
Liz and Sarah discuss their recent realization that eight months ago, Fantasy Island wasn’t even on their project list— and now it’s their whole lives! If there’s one thing all of us have learned this past year it’s that we just never know what’s around the corner. Then Liz shares why “embracing the hate” has made her a better Showrunner. In Hits and Bombs, Liz gives a hit to the new book Just Work: Get Shit Done Fast & Fair, and Sarah gives herself a bomb for being scattered. This week’s Hollywood Hack: Do something on a lark. Sarah did, and now she’s moving to Ojai!
Prompted by a recent unpleasant email (and Taylor Swift), Liz and Sarah discuss the fact that “haters gonna hate.” Anytime they put themselves out there — creatively or on the podcast — they’re inviting criticism. And that’s OK! In Take A Hike, they talk about why “using your team” leads to greater mental and physical health. Then they debut a brand new segment — A Day In The Life — in which they explore the daily duties of running a show. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your mood: Choose a pick-me-up password.
Liz and Sarah often talk about one of their favorite mottos — volunteers not recruits. Today they remind themselves that as pre-production of their reboot of Fantasy Island gets more and more intense, they want to BE volunteers themselves. Enthusiasm makes the job… dare they say… FUN! In The Craft (& Fain), they talk about how to uncover “the note behind the note” in order to get more out of your notes sessions. Then Sarah gives Liz a big Hit and announces some huge life news. She’s moving to Ojai! This week’s Hollywood Hack will improve the look of your pants: Skims.
Liz and Sarah are celebrating the two hundredth episode of Happier In Hollywood! As they look back, they share some of the segments that have resonated most with listeners. Some favorites include “light a fire,” “volunteers not recruits,” and “choose a personal symbol.” Another stand out? “Remember the Mah Jongg card.” They also revisit their first ever Hollywood Hack — say “fuck” in a meeting.