With three episodes left to break for Season Two of Fantasy Island, how do Liz and Sarah handle a morale killer? The short answer – they lean on their team and get to work. Then, in Take Two, Liz and Sarah revisit busy bragging. In Amplify, Liz shouts out the Netflix reality series, Deaf U, for both its unique look into Deaf culture and its soapy excellence. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you work smarter, not harder: use a mini leaf blower!
n the thick of double days and double deadlines, Liz and Sarah call in reinforcements! They’ve added their good friend and TV writer Karine Rosenthal to the Fantasy Island S2 Writers’ Room. Liz and Sarah discuss delegating writing tasks so they can branch off to deliver documents and cuts and how fresh eyes later in the season really help! Then, in L v S, are Liz and Sarah guilty of “busy bragging”? Next, in The Craft (and Fain), they discuss how cutting extra words from scripts always makes them better. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is inspired by Sarah’s recent move: Get new dishes (or underwear)!
Liz and Sarah share strategies for making a lean TV budget work and discuss putting them into action on Fantasy Island. At every stage of the process, there are ways to make smart adjustments—from keeping above-the-line costs down, to writing to locations, to shooting double up days, to accepting they’ll never have a recognizable needle drop. Limitations foster creativity…right?! Then, in HIH WFH, Liz and Sarah share their favorite technique for staying sane during all-day Zooms: schedule breaks. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will help you meet your next big deadline: book a hotel stay!
and Sarah embrace the fact that sometimes things just suck. Sarah moved last weekend—and, yep, it sucked. But acknowledging the suck and not trying to put a spin on it somehow made it easier. In Take Two, Liz and Sarah share a supersized list of travel hacks from a former flight attendant. Small things—a white noise machine, smoothies, a pre-written checklist—can make your next trip, well, not suck! Then, in the Mailroom, they answer a question about whether or not Hollywood writers ever buy ideas from people outside the business. The short answer—no. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a conversation starter: create a wristscape.
How do creative people budget? Creatively! Liz and Sarah talk MONEY—and how to manage it—with financial coach Dylan Snowden. Dylan shares how his background in the arts informs his work today, common mistakes, and how to set yourself up for financial success. Then, in Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah tackle the Sunday Night Blues. Listeners had lots of great suggestions—from planning a Sunday Spa, to meal prepping, to evening walks with friends. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will improve your next potentially unpleasant hotel stay: change rooms!