Liz and Sarah discuss their decision to believe in a positive post-Covid future in their work—and how they’re also trying to apply that belief in real life. Then, in their new Amplify segment, Liz suggests everyone listen to an episode of the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast in which former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay (the sole Black lead of the franchise in forty seasons) discusses racism both behind and in front of the camera. In Call Your Manager, they talk to Dianne Fraser of Industry Entertainment about how she helps guide clients when they’re picking projects. Her advice? Never take a job for the money. This week’s Hollywood Hack: virtual training.
Liz and Sarah strategize about how they can make space to be creative in this pivotal historical moment. Then they introduce a new segment—Amplify—in which they amplify the voices and work of women and people of color. In the Mailroom Segment, Liz and Sarah answer a question about the real life houses used in television shows. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you be a better listener: Don’t interrupt for one week!
Liz and Sarah talk to Jeanette Volturno of Catchlight Films and Julie Harris Walker of Catch A Break Podcast about how they’re working to make Hollywood more diverse. One promising tool: Crewvie — a worldwide application database for sharing and sourcing qualified crew and production support for film and TV. Jeanette and Julie also talk about their podcast, Catch A Break, which educates people on the nitty-gritty of working in entertainment. Their current focus? A live series on how to resume production during Covid-19. This week’s Hollywood Hack is an app that will let you work together when you’re apart: Scribble Together.
Liz and Sarah relearn a lesson they’ve learned before. It’s time to take control of their career! Spec pilot, here they come. In Take Two, listeners offer suggestions about how Sarah can “choose a smaller life” during COVID-19. One idea? Say “no” to at least one thing a day. In The Mailroom, Liz and Sarah answer a question about how they organize their creative process. Pro tip: use Google docs. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack: do some in-house excavating. Sarah unearthed her air popcorn popper, and Liz rediscovered her NutriBullet.
Sarah gives a shout out to all the truck drivers who made her grueling RV drive to Kansas City and back better and safer. Then Liz and Sarah talk to iconic labor leader and activist, Dolores Huerta, about her decades long fight for social justice. At ninety years old, is she finally able to relax? The answer is absolutely not. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from Everything Happens host, Kate Bowler: reassess the COVID-19 situation every two weeks (and don’t stress about it in between).
In Hits & Bombs, Liz and Sarah give a shared Hit to Satellite Sister, Lian Dolan, for her new book, The Sweeney Sisters. They also give a shared Bomb to people who refuse to wear masks in public. Then Sarah gives herself a Hit for recommitting to her personal health goals, and Liz gives herself a Bomb for expecting something different from what ALWAYS happens. This week’s Hollywood Hack adds some colorful whimsy to quarantine: dye your gray roots purple (or pink or blue or green)!