As work on Fantasy Island continues to become more and more intense, Liz and Sarah discuss their gratitude for the gift of other people’s productivity. Without it, they’d never sleep! In their new segment, A Day In The Life, they take listeners through a typical day while running a show. It starts with Sarah waking up at 5:00 AM to finish writing an introduction to a network Show & Tell, and it ends with a story session on Sarah’s patio after Violet falls asleep. In The Craft (& Fain), Liz and Sarah explain how “an idea is wrong until it’s right.” Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a must in Puerto Rico: sun hats!
Liz and Sarah pride themselves on making decisions quickly — it’s a big part of being a showrunner. But sometimes it’s better NOT to make a decision until more information is available. How do they know when to be or not to be indecisive? In From the Outer Office, Liz and Sarah talk to Fantasy Island writers assistant, Kira Bennett, about her experience in the room and what it’s like to go from Zoom to IRL. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will save you money and time: nail wraps.
Liz and Sarah discuss how being in a great location can impact the experience of work. Can’t go to a tropical island? Try sitting in front of a window. Then in The Mailroom, they answer a question from a listener who’s been this close to staffing for the last four years, but just can’t get his break. In Take Two, they revisit the concept of awfulizing after they recently spent an entire dinner speculating about an upcoming call from the studio. This week’s waterproof Hollywood Hack is an affordable way to get ready for summer: Birkenstock Eva Arizona Essentials.
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!