Happier in Hollywood

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Veteran TV writers Liz Craft and Sarah Fain demystify Hollywood by making career and personal struggles universal. Friends since high school and writing partners for 17 years, Liz and Sarah have survived and thrived in Tinseltown’s male-dominated entertainment industry, guided by blind optimism and a Midwestern work ethic. Along the way they've learned a lot about kicking ass, kissing ass, and office yoga.

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Ep. 70: Make The Thing You Love To Make
Why do we ignore red flags? Prompted by Liz's recent read of the book <em>Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup </em>by John Carreyrou<em>, </em>she and Sarah discuss how and why people dismiss red flags in their professional and personal lives. Then they interview TV/comic book writer Ben Blacker about his podcast <em>The Writers Panel </em>and his upcoming comic book <em>Hex Wives.</em> Finally, Liz reveals a parent-friendly Hollywood Hack she recently discovered: work while your kid is falling asleep. <br>Links:RAICES: <a href="https://actionnetwork.org/groups/raices-refugee-and-immigrant-center-for-education-and-legal-services">https://actionnetwork.org/groups/raices-refugee-and-immigrant-center-for-education-and-legal-services</a>The Goonies Live Tickets: <a href="https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&amp;e=edc8f1f63e5ef70911c278b299e7f231&amp;vqitq=fb116332-c926-48e5-b843-54c19322190d&amp;vqitp=dbc92599-9b99-475b-a91c-d997eb9390f2&amp;vqitts=1535339779&amp;vqitc=vendini&amp;vqite=itl&amp;vqitrt=Safetynet&amp;vqith=441f0539857bcbb450ec2184073df055">https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&amp;e=edc8f1f63e5ef70911c278b299e7f231&amp;vqitq=fb116332-c926-48e5-b843-54c19322190d&amp;vqitp=dbc92599-9b99-475b-a91c-d997eb9390f2&amp;vqitts=1535339779&amp;vqitc=vendini&amp;vqite=itl&amp;vqitrt=Safetynet&amp;vqith=441f0539857bcbb450ec2184073df055</a>The Goonies Live Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/TheGooniesLive">https://twitter.com/TheGooniesLive</a>Gina Rodriguez: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1752221/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1752221/</a>Brittany Snow: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0811242/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0811242/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Bad Blood: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Blood-Secrets-Silicon-Startup/dp/152473165X">https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Blood-Secrets-Silicon-Startup/dp/152473165X</a>Elizabeth Holmes: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/theranos-founder-ceo-elizabeth-holmes-life-story-bio-2018-4">https://www.businessinsider.com/theranos-founder-ceo-elizabeth-holmes-life-story-bio-2018-4</a>Theranos: <a href="http://www.theranos.com/">http://www.theranos.com/</a>Jennifer Lawrence: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2225369/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2225369/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>George Schultz: <a href="https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/shultz-george-pratt">https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/shultz-george-pratt</a>Henry Kissinger: <a href="https://www.henryakissinger.com/">https://www.henryakissinger.com/</a>True Detective: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2356777/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2356777/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Dirty John: <a href="https://wondery.com/shows/dirty-john/">https://wondery.com/shows/dirty-john/</a>Ben Blacker: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3011071/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3011071/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Ben Acker: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0009921/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0009921/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>The Thrilling Adventure Hour: <a href="http://thrillingadventurehour.com/">http://thrillingadventurehour.com/</a>Supernatural: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460681/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460681/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Hex Wives: <a href="https://www.comixology.com/Hex-Wives-2018/comics-series/123464?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVy">https://www.comixology.com/Hex-Wives-2018/comics-series/123464?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVy</a>Comic Book Store Locator: <a href="https://www.comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575">https://www.comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575</a>The Writers Panel: <a href="http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel/">http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel/</a>826 LA: <a href="http://826la.org/">http://826la.org/</a><br><br>
Sep 13, 2018
Ep. 69: Our Dream Guest! An Interview With ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey
Liz and Sarah's dream guest doesn't disappoint! They talk to ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey about everything from the benefits of compartmentalizing, diversity in Hollywood, the famous Roseanne decision, to television development and why her notes are so good. Then Liz and Sarah share this week's fitness Hollywood Hack: get your coworkers to do a plank with you every hour. Finally, Liz reveals this week's Celebrity Sighting at the doctor's office: Mindy Kaling! <br>Links:Channing Dungey: <a href="https://www.disneyabcpress.com/abc/abc-executives/">https://www.disneyabcpress.com/abc/abc-executives/</a>The Fix: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1</a>The Good Doctor: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6470478/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6470478/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Roseanne: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094540/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094540/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_1</a>American Idol: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319931/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319931/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>The Goldbergs: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2712740/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2712740/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Grey's Anatomy: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413573/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413573/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>UCLA: <a href="http://www.ucla.edu/">http://www.ucla.edu/</a>Step Up: <a href="https://www.suwn.org/">https://www.suwn.org/</a>Suzanne Patmore Gibbs: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2616212/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2616212/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Morgan Wandell: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2325304/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2325304/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Ed McDonnell: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0568093/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0568093/</a>Steven Segal: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000219/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000219/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Lucy Fisher: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0279651/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0279651/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Bob Iger: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2250609/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2250609/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>The Conners: <a href="https://deadline.com/2018/06/roseanne-spinoff-the-conners-abc-no-roseanne-barr-involvement-1202415440/">https://deadline.com/2018/06/roseanne-spinoff-the-conners-abc-no-roseanne-barr-involvement-1202415440/</a>Merrin Dungey: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0242257/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0242257/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Mark Pedowitz: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1647392/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1647392/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Mindy Kaling: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1411676/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1411676/</a>Oprah Winfrey: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001856/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001856/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Diane Keaton: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000473/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000473/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a><br><br><br><br>
Sep 06, 2018
Ep. 68: My Work Is Not My Worth -- A Happier Labor Day Episode
We want you to have a Happier Labor Day! This Labor Day, the Onward Project podcasts are all about improving your work life. (So be sure to listen to Episode 184 of Happier with Gretchen Rubin and Episode 611 of Side Hustle School!) Here on Happier In Hollywood we asked our listeners a question— does your job define you, and should it? And, wow, did you answer! We got tons of revealing responses— from Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers— and Liz and Sarah are going to share them in this episode. Liz and Sarah will also reveal whether we feel defined by our job as writers/producers/showrunners. Finally, we have a work-related Hollywood Hack: prepare a menu of personal stories to break out in meetings!<br><br>Links:<br>History Labor Day: <a href="https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history">https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history</a><br>Happier With Gretchen Rubin: <a href="https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/">https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/</a><br>Side Hustle School: <a href="https://sidehustleschool.com/">https://sidehustleschool.com/</a><br>Channing Dungey: <a href="https://www.disneyabcpress.com/abc/abc-executives/">https://www.disneyabcpress.com/abc/abc-executives/</a><br>The Fix: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/</a><br>Tapping Millennial Passions: <a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.millennialmarketing.com/2011/09/tapping-millennial-passions/&amp;sa=D&amp;source=hangouts&amp;ust=1535578176829000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHChaArsBkJIOH2jc87u2ydWIRc1Q">http://www.millennialmarketing.com/2011/09/tapping-millennial-passions/</a><br><br><br><br><br>
Aug 30, 2018
Ep. 67: A Day In The Life Of A Showrunner
It's all about the "bullet train!" Liz and Sarah discuss the notion of quiddity (the inherent essence of someone or something) and how "bullet train" is the quiddity of <em>The Fix.</em> Then they share their hectic schedule on the first day of shooting -- and it's not all writing --&nbsp; a 7am call time, a notes call, and a check-in with the lead actors all before 10:30am! This week's Hollywood Hack is sweeping Los Angeles: Kimonos! Liz and Sarah have even started a "kimono klub." Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal this week's Celebrity Sighting: Miles Brown from <em>Black-ish! <br></em><br>Links:Register to Vote: <a href="https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote">https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote</a>Quiddity Definition: <a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiddity">https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiddity</a>The Fix: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/</a>Showrunner: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/what-does-a-showrunner-do-2016-7">https://www.businessinsider.com/what-does-a-showrunner-do-2016-7</a> Kimonos: <a href="https://www.crfashionbook.com/fashion/g19853087/are-kimonos-the-new-spring-cardigan/">https://www.crfashionbook.com/fashion/g19853087/are-kimonos-the-new-spring-cardigan/</a>Miles Brown: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5077468/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5077468/</a>Black-ish: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3487356/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3487356/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1</a>Tracee Ellis Ross: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0743896/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0743896/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a><br><br>Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/sb7RUrRMaC4?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Mathew Schwartz</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a>
Aug 23, 2018
Ep. 66: Perseverance Pays Off - The Story of The Fix 102
Liz and Sarah share the lessons they learned writing <em>The Fix</em> episode 102. It's a tale of perseverance and a little bit of panic. Then they discuss a listener question about the pros and cons of getting a dog. (Spoiler alert: Liz is getting a dog. Well, <em>thinking </em>about it.) This week's Hollywood Hack: the on-demand massage app, Soothe! Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal a vicarious celebrity sighting from the Christopher Robin premiere on the Disney lot: Ewan McGregor!&nbsp; <br>Links:The Fix: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/</a><br>Adopt A Pet: <a href="https://www.adoptapet.com/dog-adoption">https://www.adoptapet.com/dog-adoption</a><br>Wags and Walks: <a href="http://wagsandwalks.org/">http://wagsandwalks.org/</a><br>Ewan McGregor: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000191/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000191/</a><br>Soothe: <a href="https://www.soothe.com/">https://www.soothe.com/</a><br>Christopher Robin: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4575576/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_4">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4575576/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_4</a>
Aug 16, 2018
Ep. 65: Be the Inevitable Choice: A Listener Questions Episode!
You have questions -- Liz and Sarah have answers! What advice does Sarah have for choice moms? Why does Liz feel so strongly about writers' assistant notes?&nbsp; How do you approach a supervisor when a job you want becomes available? How do the roles of directors and producers differ? They answer all these and more in this special listener questions episode! <br><br>Links:<br>Happier With Gretchen Rubin: <a href="https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/">https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/</a>Side Hustle School: <a href="https://sidehustleschool.com/">https://sidehustleschool.com/</a>Shawn Ryan: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0752841/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0752841/</a>TV Pilot: <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-a-pilot-episode-136877">https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-a-pilot-episode-136877</a>TV Testing: <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/test-audiences-can-make-or-break-new-tv-series-1463244543">https://www.wsj.com/articles/test-audiences-can-make-or-break-new-tv-series-1463244543</a>An Actor's Life: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Actors-Life-Survival-Guide/dp/1944648224">https://www.amazon.com/Actors-Life-Survival-Guide/dp/1944648224</a>Satellite Sisters: <a href="https://satellitesisters.com/">https://satellitesisters.com/</a>Choice Mom: <a href="http://www.choicemoms.org/about/about_choice_moms/">http://www.choicemoms.org/about/about_choice_moms/</a>Sarah's Interview on Sound Mind &amp; Body: <a href="http://soundmindbodypodcast.com/health/wellness/e39-choosing-single-parenting-sarah-fain/">http://soundmindbodypodcast.com/health/wellness/e39-choosing-single-parenting-sarah-fain/</a>Knock Yourself Up: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Knock-Yourself-Up-Tell-All-Becoming/dp/1583332863">https://www.amazon.com/Knock-Yourself-Up-Tell-All-Becoming/dp/1583332863</a>Mikki Morrissette: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Mikki-Morrissette/e/B001IOBLDW">https://www.amazon.com/Mikki-Morrissette/e/B001IOBLDW</a>Jane Mattes: <a href="https://www.singlemothersbychoice.org/about/aboutjane/">https://www.singlemothersbychoice.org/about/aboutjane/</a>Feed Your Fertility: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Feed-Your-Fertility-Cultivating-Pregnancy/dp/1592336620">https://www.amazon.com/Feed-Your-Fertility-Cultivating-Pregnancy/dp/1592336620</a><br><br><br>Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/8xAA0f9yQnE?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Emily Morter</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a>
Aug 09, 2018
Ep. 64: Enneagrams And Fun, Fun Fridays!
Liz and Sarah discuss Fun, Fun Fridays — what they are and why they’re bringing <em>The Fix </em>team together. Then Liz and Sarah reveal their enneagram results and talk to world-renowned executive coach Michael Melcher about how personality type influences leadership style. This week’s fashionable Hollywood Hack: get a signature belt. Finally, Liz’s celebrity sighting this week is Rachel Lindsay from The Bachelorette. If only Liz had mustered the courage to ask for a selfie!<br><br>Links:<br>How To Start Knitting (And Learn To Love It!): <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/smarter-living/how-to-start-knitting.html">https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/smarter-living/how-to-start-knitting.html</a>Mark Grossan: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0343523/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0343523/</a>Puppy Party: <a href="https://www.today.com/pets/puppy-parties-are-real-thing-one-happened-today-studio-t38301">https://www.today.com/pets/puppy-parties-are-real-thing-one-happened-today-studio-t38301</a>Michael Melcher: <a href="http://www.michaelmelcher.com/">http://www.michaelmelcher.com/</a>Meanwhile: A Podcast To Improve Your Life: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/meanwhile-a-podcast-to-improve-your-life/id1196203650?mt=2">https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/meanwhile-a-podcast-to-improve-your-life/id1196203650?mt=2</a>Next Step Partners: <a href="https://nextsteppartners.com/michael-melcher/">https://nextsteppartners.com/michael-melcher/</a>Soft Skills: <a href="https://www.thebalancecareers.com/list-of-soft-skills-2063770">https://www.thebalancecareers.com/list-of-soft-skills-2063770</a>Hard Skills: <a href="https://www.thebalancecareers.com/what-are-hard-skills-2060829">https://www.thebalancecareers.com/what-are-hard-skills-2060829</a>Enneagram Types: <a href="https://www.integrative9.com/enneagram/introduction/">https://www.integrative9.com/enneagram/introduction/</a>Dana Walden: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0992861/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0992861/</a>Robin Tunney: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000677/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000677/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Designer Belt Bags: <a href="https://www.neimanmarcus.com/c/handbags-handbags-belt-bags-cat67650739">https://www.neimanmarcus.com/c/handbags-handbags-belt-bags-cat67650739</a>Rachel Lindsay: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8658068/?ref_=nv_sr_2">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8658068/?ref_=nv_sr_2</a><br><br><br><br>
Aug 02, 2018
Ep.63: From The Mailroom To Billion Dollar Blockbusters -- An Interview With Mega-Producer David Hoberman
Liz and Sarah are stressed out! During this insanely busy time for their ABC show, <em>The Fix, </em>they discuss their go-to tools for managing stress -- and whether or not they're working. Then they talk to their favorite mogul David Hoberman, founder and co-owner of Mandeville Films and Television, about being a producer, the #MeToo movement, and how to resolve conflict on the job. Finally, Liz and Sarah share the perfect gifting idea in this week's Hollywood Hack: BoxFox. <br><br>Links:<br>How to leave a review on iTunes: <a href="https://www.imore.com/how-rate-or-review-podcast-your-iphone-or-ipad">https://www.imore.com/how-rate-or-review-podcast-your-iphone-or-ipad</a><br>How To Meditate: <a href="http://how-to-meditate.org/">http://how-to-meditate.org/</a><br>Five Tips To Help Manage Stress: <a href="http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/manage-stress.aspx">http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/manage-stress.aspx</a><br>The Benefits of Yoga: <a href="https://osteopathic.org/what-is-osteopathic-medicine/benefits-of-yoga/">https://osteopathic.org/what-is-osteopathic-medicine/benefits-of-yoga/</a><br>Hot 8 Yoga: <a href="http://hot8yoga.com/">http://hot8yoga.com/</a><br>David Hoberman: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0387674/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0387674/</a><br>Mandevile Films and Television: <a href="http://mandfilms.com/">http://mandfilms.com/</a><br>Beauty and the Beast: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2771200/">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2771200/</a><br>Wonder: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543472/?ref_=nv_sr_2">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543472/?ref_=nv_sr_2</a><br>Insurgent: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2908446/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2908446/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a><br>The Fighter: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0964517/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0964517/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a><br>The Proposal: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1041829/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1041829/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a><br>Monk: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312172/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312172/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a><br>The Negotiator: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120768/">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120768/</a><br>Pretty Woman: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100405/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100405/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a><br>Father of The Bride: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101862/videoplayer/vi169124121?ref_=nv_sr_1_v_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101862/videoplayer/vi169124121?ref_=nv_sr_1_v_1</a><br>The Jungle Book: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3040964/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3040964/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a><br>What about Bob: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103241/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103241/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a><br>Michael Eisner: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004894/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004894/</a><br>Alan Horn: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0394787/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0394787/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a><br>#MeToo: <a href="https://metoomvmt.org/">https://metoomvmt.org/</a><br>Laurie Zaks: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1144175/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1144175/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a><br>Anne Fletcher: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0281945/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0281945/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a><br>Monk: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312172/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312172/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a><br>BoxFox: <a href="https://shopboxfox.com/">https://shopboxfox.com/</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Jul 26, 2018
Ep 62: SOS: It's Okay To Ask For Help!
Happier in Hollywood is getting a new logo! Prompted by the graphic designer search, Liz and Sarah talk about why it's so important to ask for help in both professional and personal life. Then Sarah shares her puttering-filled weekend, and reveals why puttering is surprisingly productive and meditative. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will help you stand out in the office: quotes of the day! <br><br><strong>Links:</strong>Why Steve Jobs Cried: <a href="https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2011/11/why-steve-jobs-cried/">https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2011/11/why-steve-jobs-cried/</a><br>Actor Vs. Actress: <a href="http://www.playbill.com/article/actor-vs-actress-self-esteem-com-101726">http://www.playbill.com/article/actor-vs-actress-self-esteem-com-101726</a><br>On The Art Of Puttering: <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/opinion/25sat4.html">https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/opinion/25sat4.html</a><br>The Lost Art Of Puttering: <a href="https://www.studiokatdesigns.com/the-lost-art-of-puttering">https://www.studiokatdesigns.com/the-lost-art-of-puttering</a><br>Puttering Your Way To A Ripe Old Age: <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jul/17/health/he-activity17">http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jul/17/health/he-activity17</a><br>Why Do Women Love Puttering: <a href="http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/puttering-2012-3/">http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/puttering-2012-3/</a><br>Motivational Quotes: <a href="https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/motivational">https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/motivational</a><br>Positive Quotes: <a href="https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/wellness/g2401/inspirational-quotes/">https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/wellness/g2401/inspirational-quotes/</a><br><br>Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/DPFZmqkjj88?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Micaela Parente</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a>
Jul 19, 2018
Ep. 61: Lead with Enthusiasm!
As Liz and Sarah prepare a story pitch for their new ABC show <em>The Fix</em>, they discuss why it’s vital to lead with enthusiasm! Then they interview Steven Tylor O’Connor and Dreux Moreland, the creator and admin of Awesome Assistants, a Facebook group where Hollywood assistants come for advice, to vent, and to network. This week’s Hollywood Hack: put “a” before lunch or dinner to give the impression that you’re working through mealtimes. Finally, a topical Celebrity Sighting: <em>Roseanne</em> star Sarah Gilbert.<br><br>Links:The Fix: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/</a>Steven Tylor O'Connor: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4209685/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4209685/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Dreux Moreland: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4390861/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4390861/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Assistants Show Hollywood Has A Heart: <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rambling-reporter/assistants-show-hollywood-has-a-heart-1064756">https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rambling-reporter/assistants-show-hollywood-has-a-heart-1064756</a>What Does A Casting Director Do: <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-mcclanaghan/what-does-a-casting-direc_b_9799558.html">https://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-mcclanaghan/what-does-a-casting-direc_b_9799558.html</a>Sarah Gilbert: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004960/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004960/</a>Roseanne: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094540/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094540/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>John Goodman: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000422/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000422/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>The Talk: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740718/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740718/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a><br>Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/TamMbr4okv4?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Ian Schneider</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a>
Jul 12, 2018
Ep. 60: When In Doubt, Give An Out
Give people an out! Liz and Sarah talk about why it's important to let people save face -- at work and at home. Then they discuss the importance of living in an atmosphere of growth. One idea? Take a class! (Sarah's learning all about neoglucogenesis in her online nutrition class) Finally, as The Fix revs up, Liz and Sarah discover a Hollywood Hack to keep them active: Office yoga! <br><br>Links:Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue: <a href="https://www.laguineapigrescue.com/">https://www.laguineapigrescue.com/</a>10 Ways To Allow Others to Save Face: <a href="https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/are-you-allowing-others-to-save-face/">https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/are-you-allowing-others-to-save-face/</a>Dale Carnegie Principle #26: Let The Other Person Save Face: <a href="http://www.dalecarnegiewaynj.com/2011/07/27/dale-carnegie-principle-26%E2%80%94let-the-other-person-save-face/">http://www.dalecarnegiewaynj.com/2011/07/27/dale-carnegie-principle-26%E2%80%94let-the-other-person-save-face/</a>eCornell: <a href="https://www.ecornell.com/">https://www.ecornell.com/</a>eCornell Nutrition and Healthy Living Certificate: <a href="https://www.ecornell.com/certificates/nutrition/">https://www.ecornell.com/certificates/nutrition/</a>12 Ridiculous Online Classes You Should Take Just For Fun: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/most-obscure-online-courses-2013-12">http://www.businessinsider.com/most-obscure-online-courses-2013-12</a>Office Yoga: <a href="https://www.yogajournal.com/practice/beginners/how-to/office-yoga">https://www.yogajournal.com/practice/beginners/how-to/office-yoga</a><br><br><br><br>Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/Tq9Ln3gpiG4?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Rima Kruciene</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a>
Jul 05, 2018
Ep. 59: The One Where Sarah Changes Her Mind About The Flemish Giant Rabbit (And Why Changing Your Mind Can Be A Good Career Move)
Liz and Sarah talk about why it's important to be open to changing your mind at work. And Sarah shares how she changed her mind at home. Instead of getting a Flemish Giant rabbit, she got her daughter, Violet two guinea pigs. Then they answer a listener question about crying at the office, and disclose the times they've burst into tears in the writers' room. In Hits and Bombs, Liz reveals her hit this week! She bought two "sexy-adjacent" swimsuits, and Sarah has a bullet-journal bomb. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is not only "green," but charitable: the Give Back Box! <br><br>Links:Zoe Kazan: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1443740/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1443740/</a>Flemish Giant Rabbit: <a href="http://flemish-giant.com/">http://flemish-giant.com/</a>Guinea Pigs: <a href="http://petguineapigcare.com/">http://petguineapigcare.com/</a>Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue: <a href="https://www.laguineapigrescue.com/">https://www.laguineapigrescue.com/</a>Bloomingdales: <a href="https://www.bloomingdales.com/">https://www.bloomingdales.com/</a>Panda Planner: <a href="https://pandaplanner.com/">https://pandaplanner.com/</a>Is It Ever Okay To Cry At Work: <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/better/business/what-do-if-you-cry-work-ncna749026">https://www.nbcnews.com/better/business/what-do-if-you-cry-work-ncna749026</a>What To Do When You Cry At Work: <a href="https://twocents.lifehacker.com/what-to-do-when-you-cry-at-work-1823975547">https://twocents.lifehacker.com/what-to-do-when-you-cry-at-work-1823975547</a>Broadcast News: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092699/">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092699/</a>The Giveback Box: <a href="https://givebackbox.com/">https://givebackbox.com/</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Jun 28, 2018
Ep. 58: How To Make The Most Of Your Big Break
All over Los Angeles, first-time Staff Writers are starting their new jobs in the writers’ room. Liz and Sarah talk to a first-time Staff Writer on their new show The Fix: Brook Turner, their former assistant! They encourage Brook— and everyone who’s landed a big break— to hit the ground running and not be afraid to make mistakes. Then they debate Sarah’s decision to get a Flemish Giant rabbit, which Liz thinks is a disaster in the making. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is a screenwriting MUST: Final Draft!&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Links:The Fix: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/</a>Staff Writers: <a href="http://getinmedia.com/careers/TV-staff-writer">http://getinmedia.com/careers/TV-staff-writer</a>Mindset: The New Psychology of Success: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Mindset-Psychology-Carol-S-Dweck/dp/0345472322">https://www.amazon.com/Mindset-Psychology-Carol-S-Dweck/dp/0345472322</a>Flemish Giant Rabbit: <a href="http://flemish-giant.com/">http://flemish-giant.com/</a>Final Draft: <a href="https://www.finaldraft.com/">https://www.finaldraft.com/</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Jun 21, 2018
Ep. 57: Dress Up To Power Up!
Dress Up To Power Up!<br><br>Can Liz and Sarah up their wardrobe game? As they prepare to run their new ABC show, The Fix, they’re determined to break out of their sweats and jeans rut and Dress Like A Boss. They also check in with their former assistant, Brook Turner, for some exciting news: Brook will be the writers' assistant on The Fix! Then, sparked by a listener question, Liz and Sarah talk about mom guilt and how to release yourself from it. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is... use a personal shopper! <br><br>Links:Barbara Hall: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0355329/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0355329/</a>Alfred Hitchcock: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000033/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000033/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Gretchen Rubin: <a href="https://gretchenrubin.com/">https://gretchenrubin.com/</a>Short and Sweet: <a href="http://www.shortandsweetpodcast.com/">http://www.shortandsweetpodcast.com/</a>The Fix: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Writers' Assistant Network: <a href="http://writersassistants.com/home-2/">http://writersassistants.com/home-2/</a>Bloomingdale's Personal Shopper: <a href="https://www.bloomingdales.com/b/about-us/shopping/personal-shopper-complimentary-service/">https://www.bloomingdales.com/b/about-us/shopping/personal-shopper-complimentary-service/</a>Barney's Personal Shopper: <a href="https://www.barneys.com/services/personal-shopping">https://www.barneys.com/services/personal-shopping</a>Saks Personal Shopper: <a href="https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/Saks-Stylist">https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/Saks-Stylist</a><br>Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/eyFcZLLYvfA?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Frank Flores</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a>
Jun 14, 2018
Ep. 56: #BossGoals
Liz and Sarah discuss their Boss Goals and how they plan to run <em>The Fix. </em>Their philosophy? Be respectful of other people's time, be decisive, and no&nbsp; "metaphoric" closed doors. Then they talk to film producer turned Montana cowgirl, Jeanne Allgood Gaisford about the 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge. Letting go of those fancy heels you'll never wear again can be tough. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack comes from Liz and Sarah's assistant, Mary: all people are weird! <br><br>Links:The Fix: <a href="https://deadline.com/2018/05/the-fix-legal-drama-series-order-abc-1202388858/">https://deadline.com/2018/05/the-fix-legal-drama-series-order-abc-1202388858/</a>Shawn Ryan: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0752841/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0752841/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>O'Mamas Blog: <a href="http://omamas.com/">http://omamas.com/</a>Jeanne Allgood: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1699905/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1699905/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge: <a href="https://www.whitehouseblackshutters.com/40-bags-in-40-days/">https://www.whitehouseblackshutters.com/40-bags-in-40-days/</a>40 Days of Uncluttering Facebook Group: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/413778959060390/">https://www.facebook.com/groups/413778959060390/</a><br>Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/nMffL1zjbw4?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Brooke Lark</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a>
Jun 07, 2018
Ep. 55: Chuck Reed’s Secret To Success: No Job Too Small
Meet Happier in Hollywood's new producer, Chuck Reed! After a long and successful career in the music industry (where he worked with artists like Sting, Bono, Eminem and Dr. Dre— Liz and Sarah are only slightly intimidated), Chuck has spot-on advice for people who want to work in the music biz... or any other competitive industry. Then Sarah explains what a heavy metal detox is, why she did one, and how it's changed her health for the better. This week's Hollywood Hack: eyebrows, a.k.a. the curtain of the window of the soul. Finally, Liz and Sarah share a Hamilton celebrity sighting: Brandon Victor Dixon! <br><br>Links:Chuck Reed: <a href="https://www.sancolasound.com/about">https://www.sancolasound.com/about</a>Sancola Sound: <a href="https://www.sancolasound.com/">https://www.sancolasound.com/</a>Eminem: <a href="http://www.eminem.com/">http://www.eminem.com/</a>Bono: <a href="https://www.atu2.com/band/bono/">https://www.atu2.com/band/bono/</a>No Doubt: <a href="http://www.nodoubt.com/">http://www.nodoubt.com/</a>Guns N' Roses: <a href="https://www.gunsnroses.com/">https://www.gunsnroses.com/</a>Marky Mark: <a href="https://www.billboard.com/music/marky-mark-the-funky-bunch">https://www.billboard.com/music/marky-mark-the-funky-bunch</a>Sting: <a href="http://www.sting.com/">http://www.sting.com/</a>Black Eyed Peas: <a href="https://www.blackeyedpeas.com/">https://www.blackeyedpeas.com/</a>Enrique Iglesias: <a href="https://enriqueiglesias.com/">https://enriqueiglesias.com/</a>Dr. Dre: <a href="https://www.drdre.com/">https://www.drdre.com/</a>Beats By Dr. Dre: <a href="https://www.beatsbydre.com/">https://www.beatsbydre.com/</a>Heavy Metal Detox: <a href="https://draxe.com/heavy-metal-detox/">https://draxe.com/heavy-metal-detox/</a>NDF's: <a href="http://www.bioray.com/ndf/">http://www.bioray.com/ndf/</a>Anastasia Beverly Hills: <a href="http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/brows/">http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/brows/</a> Brandon Victor Dixon: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3436127/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3436127/</a><br><br><br><br><br>
May 31, 2018
Ep. 54: The Fix Is Going To Series!
Liz and Sarah's pilot The Fix has been picked up by ABC! After a trip to New York for Upfronts, Liz and Sarah discuss why it's so important to enjoy the moment. Then they talk to Happier in Hollywood's resident transformational psychic medium, Marla Frees, about her intuitive powers -- and how she predicted that The Fix would go to series! This week's Hollywood Hack: stay ten more minutes! Finally, Liz and Sarah share the many celebrity sightings they had in New York including Roseanne Barr, Alec Baldwin, Julie Chen and Ryan Seacrest. <br><br>Links:Facebook Group: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/903150719832696/">https://www.facebook.com/groups/903150719832696/</a>When Calling 911 Makes The Emergency: <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-calling-911-makes-the-emergency?via=newsletter&amp;source=Weekend">https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-calling-911-makes-the-emergency?via=newsletter&amp;source=Weekend</a>The Fix Trailer: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX-ccM5k">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX-ccM5k</a>Upfronts: <a href="https://screenwriting.io/in-television-what-are-upfronts/">https://screenwriting.io/in-television-what-are-upfronts/</a>Marla Frees: <a href="http://marlafrees.com/">http://marlafrees.com/</a>American Psychic Book: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/American-Psychic-Spiritual-Heartland-Hollywood/dp/1682615723">https://www.amazon.com/American-Psychic-Spiritual-Heartland-Hollywood/dp/1682615723</a>American Psychic Book Launch Event: <a href="https://vitellosrestaurant.ticketfly.com/event/1696375">https://vitellosrestaurant.ticketfly.com/event/1696375</a>American Psychic Book Signing - Barnes and Nobles Studio City: <a href="https://www.wilmettetheatre.com/conversations-with-weigel">https://www.wilmettetheatre.com/conversations-with-weigel</a>American Psychic Book Signing - Willmette Theatre Chicago: <a href="https://www.wilmettetheatre.com/conversations-with-weigel">https://www.wilmettetheatre.com/conversations-with-weigel</a>American Psychic&nbsp; Book Signing - Paramount Theatre Chicago: <a href="https://paramountaurora.com/events/american-psychic/">https://paramountaurora.com/events/american-psychic/</a>Liz Friedlander: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0295107/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0295107/</a>Rosanne Barr: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001683/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001683/</a>Jimmy Kimmell: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0453994/?ref_=nv_sr_2">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0453994/?ref_=nv_sr_2</a>Ryan Seacrest: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0780435/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0780435/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Robin Roberts: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0731533/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0731533/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>George Stephaunopoulus: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0826888/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0826888/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Anthony Anderson: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0026364/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0026364/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Alec Baldwin: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000285/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000285/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Freddie Highmore: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0383603/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0383603/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Faith Ford: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004933/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004933/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Michael Weatherly: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0915762/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0915762/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>David Alan Grier: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004979/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004979/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Julie Chen: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0155277/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0155277/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>
May 24, 2018
Ep. 53: Get Your Butt In The Chair
After an update on the "guys" debate, Liz and Sarah talk to authors and co hosts of the podcast #AmWriting KJ Dell'antonia and Jessica Lahey about the writer's life. It doesn't matter if you're in Hollywood or in the country as long as you get your butt in the chair and your head in the game. This week's Hollywood Hack will help you land any job: state the obvious! Finally, after the unexpected death of her father this week, Sarah shares a heartwarming memory.<br><br>Links:Cambridge Dictionary Definition of Guys: <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/guy">https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/guy</a>"Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language": <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/27/eight-words-sexism-heart-english-language">https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/27/eight-words-sexism-heart-english-language</a>"Why I'm finally convinced it's time to stop saying 'you guys'": <a href="https://www.vox.com/2015/6/11/8761227/you-guys-sexism-language">https://www.vox.com/2015/6/11/8761227/you-guys-sexism-language</a>"The language of sexism": <a href="http://www.classycareergirl.com/2017/10/sexism-workplace-gendered-language/">http://www.classycareergirl.com/2017/10/sexism-workplace-gendered-language/</a>"You don't like being called 'guys?' Come on, people!": <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/media/mind-your-language/2016/jun/10/you-dont-like-being-called-guys-come-on-people">https://www.theguardian.com/media/mind-your-language/2016/jun/10/you-dont-like-being-called-guys-come-on-people</a>#AmWriting: <a href="http://www.jessicalahey.com/amwriting-podcast/">http://www.jessicalahey.com/amwriting-podcast/</a> #AmWriting Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/amwriting">https://twitter.com/hashtag/amwriting</a>Drybar: <a href="https://www.thedrybar.com/">https://www.thedrybar.com/</a>How to Be a Happier Parent: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/How-Happier-Parent-Raising-Family/dp/0735210470">https://www.amazon.com/How-Happier-Parent-Raising-Family/dp/0735210470</a>The Gift of Failure: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Failure-Parents-Children-Succeed/dp/0062299255/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1526356195&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=the+gift+of+failure&amp;dpID=41JmkO844-L&amp;preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&amp;dpSrc=srch">https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Failure-Parents-Children-Succeed/dp/0062299255/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1526356195&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=the+gift+of+failure&amp;dpID=41JmkO844-L&amp;preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&amp;dpSrc=srch</a>
May 17, 2018
Ep. 52: Trust Your Instincts
<br>Description:<br><br>As Liz and Sarah finish their ABC pilot THE FIX, they take time out to discuss why it's so important to trust your gut. Then they answer a listener question about the financial burden of being a starving artist. Their advice? Get a day job, but keep working toward your goals in the meantime. In Hits and Bombs, Sarah has a crabby bomb, and Liz has a life-altering mantra hit courtesy of Safe for Work podcast's Liz Dolan: "Strong. Calm. Kind." Finally, Sarah shares a dirty and delicious Hollywood Hack: Elevated Cedar Raised Beds.&nbsp; <br>&nbsp;<br>Links:<br>The Fix: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>Editing: <a href="https://study.com/articles/TV_Editor_Job_Description_and_Requirements_for_a_Career_in_TV_Editing.html">https://study.com/articles/TV_Editor_Job_Description_and_Requirements_for_a_Career_in_TV_Editing.html</a>The Gift of Fear: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Fear-Survival-Signals-Violence/dp/0440226198">https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Fear-Survival-Signals-Violence/dp/0440226198</a>Jenna Fischer: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0278979/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0278979/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Actors-Life-Survival-Guide/dp/1944648224">https://www.amazon.com/Actors-Life-Survival-Guide/dp/1944648224</a>Gordon Lightfoot: <a href="http://www.gordonlightfoot.com/">http://www.gordonlightfoot.com/</a>Liz Dolan: <a href="https://twitter.com/SSLiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">https://twitter.com/SSLiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor</a>Satellite Sisters: <a href="https://satellitesisters.com/">https://satellitesisters.com/</a>Safe For Work Podcast: <a href="https://wondery.com/shows/safe-for-work/">https://wondery.com/shows/safe-for-work/</a><br>Shawn Ryan: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0752841/?ref_=nv_sr_1">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0752841/?ref_=nv_sr_1</a>The Shield: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286486/?ref_=nm_knf_t1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286486/?ref_=nm_knf_t1</a>Elevated Cedar Raised Bed: <a href="https://www.gardeners.com/buy/planter-boxes-cedar-raised-garden/8587631.html">https://www.gardeners.com/buy/planter-boxes-cedar-raised-garden/8587631.html</a>Flemish Giant Rabbit: <a href="http://flemish-giant.com/">http://flemish-giant.com/</a><br><br><br><br>Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/geM5lzDj4Iw?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">sydney Rae</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a>
May 10, 2018
Ep. 51: You're In Charge Of Your Own Career
Update: Happier in Hollywood has a resident psychic -- and Liz has her to thank for a new positive attitude. Liz and Sarah discuss how to be in control of your own career. Nobody cares more about your success than you do. Then Liz and Sarah talk to co-owner of Inform Fitness Toluca Lake, Sheila Melody about the Power of Ten Workout and starting your own business after 40. (Make sure to check out Sheila's podcast Sound, Mind, &amp; Body) Finally, Liz and Sarah's assistant Mary shares a theater-related Hollywood Hack that's only $9.95 a month: Movie Pass!<br><br>Links:Marla Frees: <a href="http://www.marlafrees.com/">http://www.marlafrees.com/</a><br>Scott Brazil: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0106368/">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0106368/</a>The Shield: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286486/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_1">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286486/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_1</a>Sheila Melody: <a href="https://informfitness.com/staff/sheila-melody/">https://informfitness.com/staff/sheila-melody/</a>Inform Fitness: <a href="https://informfitness.com/">https://informfitness.com/</a>Power of Ten Workout: <a href="https://informfitness.com/about-us/power-of-ten-book/">https://informfitness.com/about-us/power-of-ten-book/</a>Sound, Mind &amp; Body Podcast: <a href="http://soundmindbodypodcast.com/">http://soundmindbodypodcast.com/</a>Movie Pass: <a href="https://www.moviepass.com/">https://www.moviepass.com/</a>
May 03, 2018
Ep. 50: No One Knows Anything In Hollywood — A Listener Questions Episode
Today is all about you! It’s a listener question extravaganza! What do Liz and Sarah wish they’d known when they were starting out in Hollywood? Do Liz and Sarah have any all-time favorite TV shows? Are they aware of how much they use the word "guys?" And we have multiple Hollywood Hacks all from <em>you</em>: Hoopla, Dear Book Hoarder candles that smell like old books, and Vivian Lou insoles!&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Apr 26, 2018
Ep. 49: Lessons Learned From The Vibrant Life Of Suzanne Patmore Gibbs
Liz and Sarah pay tribute to Suzanne Patmore Gibbs, the head of TriStar television, and share the many lessons they learned from her vibrant life. Then Liz and Sarah discuss their self-care getaway weekends after pilot production... and how they were sort of successful, sort of not. This week we have two Hollywood Hacks to up your selfie game: have the tallest person in the group take the selfie and use a PopSocket grip. Finally, Sarah reveals her celebrity sighting at the pet store while preparing to get a Flemish Giant rabbit: Gina Torres!
Apr 19, 2018
Ep. 48: Pick Your Battles With ABC Studios Exec Juan Alfonso
Liz and Sarah are in post production! They discuss the crazy schedule, how they're sitting around A LOT, and the excruciating focus group testing process. In Name That Hollywood Job, ABC Studios VP of Drama Development Juan Alfonso discusses the development process. His advice to writers working with a network or studio: Don't come in with an "us vs. them" attitude. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack comes from <em>The Fix </em>hair stylists Dugg Kirkpatrick and Myo Lai: Osis powder and Oribe dry texture spray keep your hair voluminous and fabulous.<figure class="attachment attachment-preview" data-trix-attachment="{&quot;contentType&quot;:&quot;image&quot;,&quot;height&quot;:1,&quot;url&quot;:&quot;https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/RnNZfQn2o2xpggJQqefCOervMbPIci5mujDPJnvl43kv6Rtxjyh5gHN_JKVzeU-aaGz3pePFgxfoAAtZJZNx8mveVTc-11j98EfuAJVcumUenA=s0-d-e1-ft#https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif&quot;,&quot;width&quot;:1}" data-trix-content-type="image"><img src="https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/RnNZfQn2o2xpggJQqefCOervMbPIci5mujDPJnvl43kv6Rtxjyh5gHN_JKVzeU-aaGz3pePFgxfoAAtZJZNx8mveVTc-11j98EfuAJVcumUenA=s0-d-e1-ft#https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif" width="1" height="1"><figcaption class="caption"></figcaption></figure>
Apr 12, 2018
Ep. 47: "Live" From The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Liz and Sarah are on location at Hollywood Forever Cemetery! They answer a listener question about how best to support a partner going through pilot production. Then they sit down with Marcia Clark to discuss the art of collaboration -- including how it can go oh so wrong. In Name That Hollywood Job, location manager Veronique Vowell shares the creative and logistical challenges of finding just the right spot to shoot a scene. Finally, this week's non-living celebrity sightings include Johnny Ramone, Toto the dog, and Mickey Rooney.&nbsp;
Apr 05, 2018
Ep. 46: Liz Hasn't Showered In Days
Liz and Sarah discuss the things they AREN'T doing while making their pilot: showering, flossing, exercising, and dropping their kids off at school. Then in a new segment called "Name That Hollywood Job," Liz and Sarah interview Warner Brothers story analyst Sherry Carnes. What does Sherry look for in a script or book? Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is all over the set of The Fix: the Lucky Cat!&nbsp;
Mar 29, 2018
Ep. 45: Swing Sets And Stunning Couture
Liz and Sarah report on the status of their New Year's Resolutions. So far, so good -- Sarah is living sugar-freely and Liz is weighing daily! Then they dive deep into the pilot production glossary: Swing sets, story conference, and design meeting. what are the key terms to know while doing a pilot? Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack helps you look fabulous for less: Rent the Runway!&nbsp;
Mar 22, 2018
Ep. 44: Sugar Detox And Hankering For A Hotel Bar
Liz and Sarah examine the pros and cons of doing a pilot in LA vs. out of town. Shooting in LA means they can sleep in their own beds and drop their kids off at school, but there's no hotel bar. Then Liz and Sarah talk to Certified Nutrition Consultant and <em>New York Times </em>best-selling author Diane Sanfilippo about how to avoid hidden sugar, eat whole foods while socializing, and prepare meals ahead of time. Are you always late? This week's Hollywood Hack can help: the Timeglass app! Finally, Liz and Sarah talk about all the celebrity sightings they've had during the pilot process -- and why they don't count!
Mar 15, 2018
Ep. 43: Slap Happy In Hollywood
As Sarah and Liz prepare to shoot their pilot, Sarah reveals everything that’s in her set bag: snacks, keys, glasses, and even rain pants! Then Liz and Sarah check in with their assistant and pilot virgin Mary to hear what she’s learned so far during the pilot process — be meticulous about everything you write, revise the script to fit within the budget, and be aware of clearances. This week’s meal-related Hollywood Hack is efficient and prevents stress: weekly work lunch planning.
Mar 08, 2018
Ep. 42: We Want Volunteers, Not Recruits!
It's pilot production time! As Liz and Sarah prepare to shoot their pilot for ABC, <em>The Fix</em>, they share their hiring philosophy: "Volunteers, Not Recruits!" Only hire people who WANT to be there -- not people who have to be convinced. Then they discuss how -- from the mundane to the cosmic -- timing is everything. Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal this week's old fashioned Hollywood Hack: get a library card! (This is not your mama's library!)&nbsp;
Mar 01, 2018
Ep. 41: Deep In The Pilot Crazy
Liz and Sarah’s pilot got picked up by ABC! As they dive into production, they share the lessons they’ve learned on past pilots: if something is inevitable don't resist it, never test more than three roles at once, and always write in a horse because at some point you're going to be glad you have a cowboy. Then Liz and Sarah answer a listener question about why networks are all about reboots right now. This week's Hollywood Hack almost made Sarah want to go on a date: iPic Theaters! Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal what they <em>think</em> was a celebrity sighting -- Gwen Stefani.&nbsp;
Feb 22, 2018
Ep. 40: Perfection Is Boring And Liz Is An Hysterical Female
Liz gets real about her fear of public speaking with speech coach extraordinaire Barbara Seymour Giordano. Barbara shares her tips on how to overcome fear and take control. She also talks about the importance of finding the love in your story. This week’s Hollywood Hack is chemical free and restores your natural hair color: Hairprint. Finally, in Hits and Bombs, Liz confesses her “hysterical female” moment while waiting for a pilot pick-up, and Sarah shares her heartwarming trip to Seattle to visit Violet’s donor siblings.
Feb 15, 2018
Ep. 39: Taste Success, Not Failure
Sparked by a listener email, Liz and Sarah revisit the topic of freezing your eggs. Then they discuss Hollywood producing legend Robert Evans’ advice on making it: “You learn from success, kid, not failure.” Then Sarah shares how the three tiny diamonds on a ring helped her through challenging times— professionally and personally. This week's Hollywood Hack reduces motion sickness without medication: The Reliefband. Finally, Mary reveals her up close and personal <em>Game of Thrones </em>celebrity sighting: Kit Harrington
Feb 08, 2018
Ep. 38: Only In Hollywood Do You Pray For Hell
Liz and Sarah discuss the rollercoaster that is pilot pick up season -- including the nail-biting anticipation that keeps them up for nights on end. In what other industry does so much ride on one phone call? Then they talk to Hollywood doctor and board certified physician nutrition specialist Melina Jampolis about her new book <em>Spice Up, Slim Down.</em> Who knew that adding a few spices to your diet could help control your blood sugar and fight Alzheimer's? (Also, is it pronounced Tur-mer-ick or Toom-er-ick?) Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will keep you entertained until you're out of the game: the HQ trivia app!&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>
Feb 01, 2018
Ep. 37: Sorry, Not Sorry!
<br>Liz and Sarah discuss the common phenomenon of over-apologizing. When SHOULD you say you're sorry? Then they debate the pros and cons of overbuying versus underbuying -- and share what compelled Sarah to buy a puppy stroller. This week's Hollywood Hack makes investing simple and easy -- the Robinhood app! Finally, Liz shares her Game of Thrones celebrity sighting: Peter Dinklage!&nbsp;
Jan 25, 2018
Ep. 36: Liz's 6th Sense Says Expand
Liz and Sarah choose their "team word" for 2018: Expand! Liz's 6th sense tells her that this will be their best year yet. Sarah vents about the unexpected sugar bombs in her food as she embarks on her year of no sugar. She also talks about how Diane Sanfilippo's "21 Day Sugar Detox" program is helping her stay on track. This week's Hollywood Hack is good for the environment -- aluminum straws! Finally, Mary shares her RHOBH celebrity sighting: Mohamed Hadid. (And her almost celebrity sighting of Justin Bieber.) &nbsp;<br><br>
Jan 18, 2018
Ep. 35: You Asked -- We Answer! A Q&A Episode with Liz and Sarah
This episode is all about you! Liz and Sarah answer all of your pressing questions. How does Liz live with two first and last names? Where do sets go when no one's using them? How does Sarah manage her healthy lifestyle without obsessing? And more! Plus, their Assistant Mary offers advice on how to make friends in Los Angeles. (Insider Tip: start with finding an acquaintance.) Then this week's Hollywood Hack comes from listener Matt: Portrait Mode, the metaphor.&nbsp;
Jan 11, 2018
Ep. 34: Peeking Behind the Podcast Curtain
Podcast Power! Liz and Sarah go behind the podcast curtain and talk to Panoply's Director of Nonfiction Programming and By the Book co-host Kristen Meinzer about what it takes to grow a successful podcast. Pro Tip: treat it like a college thesis. They also introduce their new assistant, Mary Mehrkens! What makes her Happier in Hollywood? Supporting her peers instead of stabbing them in the back. This week's Hollywood Hack: personalized stationery. Finally, Liz has a VEEP celebrity sighting.&nbsp;
Jan 04, 2018
Ep. 33: Make People Love You (and the World Will be Yours)
Assistant extravaganza! We talk to our former assistant, Elysse Applebaum, about her super intense Writer's Group— there’s an admissions process. We also sit down with our very first assistant, Tony Dodds (now a successful sitcom writer) to talk about what it takes to be not just a good assistant, but a GREAT one. Tony also provides this week's Hollywood Hack: using the PDF Reader to prepare a pitch. Finally, a celebrity sighting: Mandy Moore!
Dec 28, 2017
Ep. 32: "No Asshole Policy" With Executive Producer And Lupus Warrior Maurissa Tancharoen
No assholes! Liz and Sarah talk to ABC's Agents of Shield Executive Producer, Maurissa Tancharoen, about her "no asshole policy" -- and about being a high-powered, ass-kicking writer/producer, boss, and mom all while living with Lupus. One way she copes — embracing the Spoon Theory. Then Liz has a Hit this week — reading books to Jack’s class at school — and Sarah has an exercise-related Bomb. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack will up your parenting game: create a kid bag for the car.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Dec 21, 2017
Ep. 31: 2018 -- Our Year of Living Sugar-Freely and Weighing Daily
This episode is all about change! Liz and Sarah discuss big changes in their professional lives and how they’re managing to stay (more or less) calm despite the chaos. They also reveal the changes they plan to make in 2018. Yes, it’s New Year’s Resolution time! Then, this week’s Hollywood Hack will up your selfie game: the Lumee. Finally, Sarah dishes on her bowling alley celebrity sighting.
Dec 14, 2017
Ep. 30: "Pain Is The Great Equalizer" With Former L.A. Gang Members Richard Cabral and Jose Arellano
Sarah and Liz talk to former L.A. gang members Richard Cabral and Jose Arellano about their new podcast "Without Your Permission." Richard (who's now an Emmy-nominated actor) and Jose share how they survived traumatic childhoods, gang life, and years in prison, and then came out the other side through faith, hard work, and the help of the organization Homeboy Industries. Also, Liz responds to a listener who wants to know why she uses bad language on "Happier In Hollywood," but NOT on "Happier With Gretchen Rubin." Plus, this week's Hollywood Hack, which comes from Sarah's Swedish high school boyfriend: the neti pot. Finally, Liz and Sarah reveal their latest Celebrity Sighting (which has a 90210 zip code).
Dec 07, 2017
Ep. 29: From Adderall To Athleisure: Finding Balance With Author Melissa De La Cruz
They say "writing is rewriting," and this week Liz and Sarah talk about The Bad Draft. They've finally managed to finish a draft of their pilot script, but will it ever be... good? How do they move forward and dig in to make it not just good but great? Then they talk to Young Adult author extraordinaire Melissa De La Cruz (<em>The Descendants </em>series, <em>Alex &amp; Eliza, Pride And Prejudice And Mistletoe</em>)about her experience with the popular prescription drug Adderall. Taking it helped her be insanely productive -- but at what price? Liz and Sarah also share this week's Hollywood Hack: rain pants! Finally, Liz shares the MANY celebrity sightings she had at the Hollywood Film Awards -- including Angelina Jolie, Harrison Ford, and Sean "Puffy" Combs.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Nov 30, 2017
Ep. 28: The Holiday Episode -- To Business Gift Or Not To Business Gift?
It's officially the holidays! Liz and Sarah discuss how they cope with working over the holidays when they'd rather be drinking cocoa and making cookies.&nbsp; Pro tip -- compartmentalizing, setting boundaries, and reframing help them NOT turn into Grinches. Then Sarah and Liz debate the merits of giving business gifts.&nbsp; Will they get their lawyer wine this year?&nbsp; They also explain the very Hollywood concept of a "crew gift." Plus a Hollywood Holiday Hack: hire a company to put up Christmas lights!&nbsp; And Sarah and Liz reveal their past Holiday Celebrity Sightings -- Debra Winger and Matthew McConaughey (who told Sarah she has a great smile).<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Nov 23, 2017
Panoply Fall 2017 Trailer
We’re thrilled to present Panoply’s Fall 2017 lineup of shows. They include the satirical self-improvement show “Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too),” the creepy paranormal series “Haunted,” “Family Ghosts,” in which people play detectives in their own family mysteries, “You Must Remember Manson,” which dives into the links between Charles Manson and Hollywood, the immersive fiction podcast “Tumanbay,” and “Battle Scars,” which features frank and sometimes funny conversations with the men and women fighting today’s wars.<br>In addition to new shows, season 2 of “By The Book” launches with Jolenta and Kristen trying to go on a digital diet, “Why Oh Why” talks with the founder of a dating app for men with beards, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” offers holiday happiness hacks, “Happier in Hollywood” considers whether holiday gifts are necessary in the workplace, and “Side Hustle School” revisits some of its best hustlers.<br>Learn more about all our shows at https://www.panoply.fm
Nov 20, 2017
Ep 27: Jenna Fischer Talks Party Crashing, Pottery Barn Tears, and Patience
Emmy nominated actress Jenna Fischer (<em>The Office, Blades of Glory</em>) talks to Liz and Sarah about her new book <em>The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide.</em> From headshots gone wrong, to a breakdown Pottery Barn, to finally understanding that it takes fifty no's to get one yes, Jenna's experience will help anyone trying to make it in Hollywood and beyond. Then Liz and Sarah share an update on their Facebook group and the growing Happier in Hollywood community (hint — you should join!) and reveal this week's Hits and Bombs —&nbsp; Liz bonded with other 2nd grade families at a resort in Palm Springs while Sarah traumatized Violet with a book about death. Plus, a Hollywood Hack that will make you feel like a professional photographer — portrait setting on the iPhone!&nbsp;
Nov 16, 2017
Ep. 26: Embrace Your Space— Decorate!
Inspired by their Shondaland co-workers, Liz and Sarah reject the only-have-one-box approach to office space and embrace decorating. Then Sarah re-frames having to get up at 5 a.m. to write as a “Season of Sacrifice,” an approach she learned from a member of the Happier in Hollywood Facebook Group.&nbsp; Liz shares how her fantasy self and real self merged into one when she went to The Promised Land! That's right, Liz and Gretchen went to Oprah's house for a gospel brunch, which means there were celebrity sightings galore! This week's Hollywood Hack: dry clean your t-shirts. (Seriously. Do it.)&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>
Nov 09, 2017
Ep. 25: Procrastinating? Forgive Yourself!
We've all caught ourselves binge-watching bad TV when we have deadlines that matter to us. Liz and Sarah talk to fellow writer and self-proclaimed procrastinator, Eileen Myers (Big Love, Hung, Masters of Sex), about why fear and resentment are the enemies of productivity. Eileen shares her techniques for conquering procrastination including the Pomodoro method. Liz and Sarah also answer listener questions about balancing career and family, and whether you can get a job when you're pregnant. Plus a new segment called Hits and Bombs where Liz and Sarah share their highest highs and lowest lows. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack: a meditation chair!&nbsp;
Nov 02, 2017
Ep. 24: Camping, Childbirth, and Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
Push your boundaries! Liz and Sarah reflect on how stepping wayyyy out of their comfort zones to try new things (camping, unmedicated childbirth, even starting Happier in Hollywood) has ultimately helped them grow. Then they call their agent, Matt Solo, to answer one of Hollywood's most frequently asked questions -- How do you get an agent? They also share an update on horrible bosses. Plus, this week's Hollywood Hack -- have a morning list. &nbsp;<br><br><br><br>
Oct 26, 2017
Ep. 23: (Don’t ) F*ck Harvey Weinstein
Emmy nominated casting director Sherry Thomas-Lane (<em>The Handmaid’s Tale, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead</em>) joins Liz and Sarah to discuss Harvey Weinstein and the sexual harassment allegations that have rocked Hollywood.&nbsp; Also, an update on work birthdays (we’ve seen the light!) and a Hollywood Hack about tipping.
Oct 19, 2017
Ep. 22: Say Yes to the Drink!
What's your currency? Liz and Sarah discuss what motivates them— and why it’s important for everyone to know their own currency. They also share how telling each other "this will be over by dinner," gets them through challenging moments. This week's Hollywood Hack: Say yes to the drink! And a celebrity sighting on the Paramount Lot.
Oct 12, 2017
Ep. 21: A Good Idea Gives You Goosebumps with Gretchen Rubin
Liz and Sarah have a guest co-host -- Gretchen Rubin! Liz's sister Gretchen takes a break from her The Four Tendencies book tour to weigh in on how to know if an idea is a good idea. She also offers Sarah advice on how to manage her Rebel daughter. They also debate gyms -- fancy vs. schlubby -- and share a Hollywood Hack that recently saved them a lot of money -- American Express Travel.&nbsp;
Oct 05, 2017
Ep. 20: Liz and Sarah Take On Office Birthdays
Liz and Sarah embrace their inner grinch as they debate the merits of office birthdays. (Spoiler alert: They're not fans.) After an update on the ongoing saga of Sarah's hair color, they answer a listener question about the value of an MFA in Hollywood. Liz and Sarah also check in with their former assistant, Brook, who left them earlier this year to focus on writing. Then this week's Hollywood Hack -- look up the menu and parking before a lunch meeting.&nbsp;
Sep 28, 2017
Ep. 19: Saunas, Smoothies, and Surviving Crazy Bosses
What's on Liz and Sarah's mind? Crazy bosses! Liz and Sarah reminisce about their crazy ex-boss "Sam" and discuss the best ways to deal with difficult people in the workplace. Then they talk to Dr. Sara Gottfried about her book <em>Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years. </em>Dr. Gottfried tells us how to shampoo our brains and why saunas might help us live longer. Plus, today's Hollywood Hack: smoothie delivery!&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>
Sep 21, 2017
Ep. 18: Hollywood Vaginas (Are Just Like Other Vaginas) With Dr. Sherry Ross
<br>Dr. Sherry Ross knows vaginas!&nbsp; OB-GYN to the stars Dr. Sherry Ross talks with Liz and Sarah about women's health-- including fertility, vaginal steaming, the Mona Lisa (all the rage in Hollywood right now) and vejazzling. And Self Improvement September continues! Liz and Sarah tackle the complicated issue of asking for what you want at work, then share a Hollywood Hack inspired by their Meditation Declaration -- use the Insight Timer app.&nbsp;
Sep 14, 2017
Ep. 17: Take Time For a Retreat (We Did!)
Writer's Retreat! After months of being stretched too thin, Liz and Sarah take a trip to Ojai for a writer's retreat. They discuss the productivity benefits of getting away from it all-- not just for writers, but for everyone. They also share the details of their "couples session" with spiritual guide Nancy Furst.&nbsp; (There was smudging, there were tears.) Finally, Liz and Sarah share a Hollywood Hack that can spare anyone in any career from unnecessary drama: Don't talk smack in public!&nbsp;
Sep 07, 2017
Ep. 16: Conquering Anxiety -- One Page at a Time
In this episode, Liz and Sarah invite you to celebrate Self Improvement September! Each day, they will post a picture of something that improves their lives and they invite you to do the same using the hashtag #happierinhollywood. Then, a listener takes Liz to task for using beta blockers to calm her nerves before pitching. Speaking of nerves, Liz and Sarah are dealing with them big-time as they prepare to write a new script. They talk to fellow television writer, Bill Krebs, about writer's anxiety and he shares his hilarious recurring anxiety nightmare and discusses how he learned to cope. In today's LvS, Liz tries to convince Sarah to let go of her high-maintenance Minnesota cabins while Sarah defends her family's "happy place." Then they share this week's Hollywood Hack -- write note cards for your colleagues!
Aug 31, 2017
Ep. 15: Very Special Episode: Listener Questions!
Description: Do Liz and Sarah ever get jealous of other writers? What type of treadmill desks to they have? How do they deal with mansplaining? In this very special episode, Liz and Sarah answer listener questions! Plus, a listener Hollywood Hack -- buy and sell clothes on ThredUp.&nbsp;
Aug 24, 2017
Ep. 14: Lesson: You Never Know Who You're Flipping Off
<br>In this episode, Liz and Sarah share a wonderfully validating email from a listener who took their advice and had a professional headshot taken! Then they put in a call to their old friend, former high-powered film producer JEANNE ALLGOOD. After working on over 23 Hollywood films (including <em>Terminator Salvation</em> and <em>We Are Marshall, </em>which she executive produced)<em>, </em>Jeanne decided move with her family to a ranch in Montana. Jeanne shares what motivated her to pack up and leave it all behind-- and shares some tips for happier living that she's picked up along the way. Also, Liz and Sarah make a Meditation Declaration -- a promise to meditate 10 minutes a day, everyday-- and they're asking you to hold them accountable. In this week's Hollywood Hack, their assistant Boafoa makes a case for Google Drive. And finally, Liz tells how a fight for a parking spot led to this week's friendly celebrity sighting.&nbsp;
Aug 17, 2017
Ep. 13: Make Your Vice A Virtue: An Interview With Actress-Writer-Producer Felicia Day
In this episode, Liz and Sarah vent about their least favorite thing about living in Los Angeles - commuting! - and recommend the podcasts and audiobooks that help them survive LA traffic. Then they interview actress, writer, producer, and gamer FELICIA DAY about her trailblazing career in Hollywood. Felicia dishes on auditions, ComicCon, her hit web-series (The Guild), and offers advice on forging your own path to success-- in any business. Then Liz and Sarah share a Hollywood Hack long practiced by actors in the industry -- keep a change of clothes in your car.&nbsp;<br>
Aug 10, 2017
Ep. 12: It's Good to Be Self-Critical! (Unless It's Not.)
In this episode: Liz and Sarah asked for advice on drinking more water, and you came through! Happier in Hollywood producer Jennifer Lai shares her favorite water-drinking tips from our listeners. In "From the Treadmill Desks Of," Liz and Sarah discuss the pros and cons of self-criticism.&nbsp; When should you expect more from yourself, and when does self-criticism become toxic? Then Liz and Sarah call their agent, Matt Solo, who dispenses advice on how to stand out when you're starting out.&nbsp; Their favorite piece of wisdom, whether you're in a Hollywood agency mailroom or any other entry level job: "Your job is from 9 - 6. Your career is what you do from 7 until midnight." Finally, in this week's Hollywood Hack, Liz and Sarah share their newest obsession, discount luxury shopping on TheRealReal!&nbsp;
Aug 03, 2017
Ep. 11: The One Where We Call Gretchen, Talk Botox, and Save Lives!
In this episode, Liz and Sarah share the (surprisingly strong!) listener reactions to the IgG food test that led to Sarah going gluten-free. Then they invite Happier's Gretchen Rubin (also known as Liz's big sister) to help them solve the age-old writer problem: How do I get myself to write? Gretchen breaks down her trademark Four Tendencies and explains how understanding your tendency can help you achieve your goals. Liz and Sarah debate the merits of plastic surgery and Liz reveals a secret that even her husband doesn't know. They also share a life-saving Hollywood Hack -- have an emergency kit! -- and reveal their latest celebrity sightings.
Jul 27, 2017
Ep. 10: Pitching, (Side) Hustling, and Dressing for (Hollywood) Success
In this episode, Liz and Sarah tackle pitching-- for tv and beyond-- and share some exciting news about their most recent pitch with Marcia Clark. They also answer listener questions about the Hollywood dress code and discuss why it's important to feel powerful AND be comfortable. High-powered real estate agent Victoria Massengale shares her tips for pitching in any industry and Side Hustle School's Chris Guillebeau gives us this week's Hollywood Hack - get a side hustle!&nbsp;
Jul 20, 2017
Ep. 9: Keeping Sane and Keeping Up with the Kardashians
In this episode, Liz and Sarah discuss the problem of feeling like they're being pulled in a million different directions.&nbsp; How do they stay sane as they adjust to their new job? They also share listener opinions on whether or not Sarah should dye her hair, and Liz defends her love of the Kardashians. This week's Hollywood Hack: watch the TV shows your boss watches. And an "existential" celebrity sighting!
Jul 13, 2017
Ep. 8: The Problem of Eating at Work
In this episode, Liz and Sarah discuss the torture of resisting the TV writer kitchen. Their new assistant, Boafoa, introduces herself. Sarah and Liz answer a listener question about the job they're happy they didn't get and share a healthy Hollywood hack.&nbsp;<br>
Jul 06, 2017
Ep. 7: You Can Have It All and Other Wisdom from Producer Laurie Zaks
In this episode, Liz and Sarah share their pre-new job rituals and discuss their role in the writers' room of ABC's upcoming "For The People." They also talk with their favorite producer, Laurie Zaks, about her big break at SNL, being a working mom, and why you should never let anyone tell you what you can't do. Plus, Sarah shares a Hollywood hack for busy parents.&nbsp;
Jun 29, 2017
Ep. 6: 'Kill the Croc' and Other Life Mantras
In this episode, Liz and Sarah share listener opinions on having a "heart full of love," and discuss their life mantras. Sarah talks about the doctor's visit that changed her life forever. Liz and Sarah's outgoing assistant Brook shares her final Hollywood Hack.
Jun 22, 2017
Ep. 5: Release the Banana!
In this episode, Liz and Sarah share their favorite listener work mantras; talk about letting go of bananas (AKA things that threaten their mental well being); and reveal a big update from their assistant, Brook.
Jun 15, 2017
Ep. 4: What's Your Story?
In this episode, Liz and Sarah tell their "origin story" and ask "What's your story?" They also talk about why it's actually good to suck at something, and debate whether Sarah's salt and pepper hair is bold and sexy or totally misguided.
Jun 08, 2017
Ep. 3: Marcia Clark Talks Rising From The Ashes
In this episode, Liz and Sarah talk about to give good meeting.&nbsp; Then they're joined by special guest Marcia Clark, author and lead prosecutor in the case against O.J. Simpson. Marcia sits in for this week's Hollywood Hack: Don't live in Hollywood.<br>Check out Marcia's latest best selling <a href="http://marciaclarkbooks.com">book series</a>!&nbsp;<figure class="attachment attachment-preview" data-trix-attachment="{&quot;contentType&quot;:&quot;image&quot;,&quot;height&quot;:1,&quot;url&quot;:&quot;https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif&quot;,&quot;width&quot;:1}" data-trix-content-type="image"><img src="https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif" width="1" height="1"><figcaption class="caption"></figcaption></figure>
Jun 01, 2017
Ep. 2: Burnout!
In this episode, Liz and Sarah discuss surviving burnout; check in with their assistant, Brook Turner, about what it's like to be on verge of making it in Hollywood; and debate the merits of bullet journals.&nbsp; They also offer their latest Hollywood Hack (go pee!), and share their favorite celebrity sighting of the week.&nbsp; <br>Check out Brook's podcast, <a href="http://www.shortandsweetpodcast.com">Short and Sweet</a>.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
May 25, 2017
Ep. 1: Picking A New Work Mantra
Happier in Hollywood is here! In this episode, veteran TV writers/producers/showrunners Liz Craft and Sarah Fain pick a new work mantra to get them through development season; talk to their agent about the worst call he ever had to make to them; and discuss whether or not they have hearts full of love. They also offer their weekly Hollywood hack. Get in touch: @elizabethcraft; @sarahfain;&nbsp; <a href="mailto:happierinhollywood@gmail.com">happierinhollywood@gmail.com</a>; <a href="http://happierinhollywood.com/">happierinhollywood.com</a>; <strong>949-HAPPY-21</strong>
May 18, 2017
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May 15, 2017