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!
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.