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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. 89: Go Where The Fires Are With The Fix’s Michael Katleman
Liz and Sarah interview The Fix’s Executive Producer/Director Michael Katleman! He explains what it’s like to be an Executive Producer/Director for TV and why being on set makes him happier in Hollywood. His advice to aspiring directors? Get out there and shoot. It’s easier than ever. This week’s Hollywood Hack is earth-friendly AND high tech: Rocketbook Everlast. And finally, Sarah Fain was a Happier in Hollywood fan’s Celebrity Sighting! Links:Allyson Fanger: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112999/Zara: https://www.zara.com/us/The Fix: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX-ccM5kMichael Katleman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003150/Scandal: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1837576/?ref_=nv_sr_1The X-Files: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106179/?ref_=nv_sr_1Smallville: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0279600/?ref_=nv_sr_1ER: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108757/?ref_=nv_sr_1Justified: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1489428/?ref_=nv_sr_1How to Get Away with Murder: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3205802/?ref_=nv_sr_1Primeval: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808096/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Last Ship: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2402207/?ref_=nv_sr_1Life on Mars: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478942/?ref_=nv_sr_1Tru Calling: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364817/?ref_=nv_sr_1Gilmore Girls: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238784/?ref_=nv_sr_1China Beach: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094433/?ref_=nv_sr_1Rocketbook Everlast: https://getrocketbook.com/Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep. 84: From Expand To Explode: Pick YOUR Theme For 2019
What’s Liz and Sarah’s team theme for 2019? EXPLODE! They reflect on the ways in which they expanded in 2018 and discuss how they’ll explode in 2019, including their goals of hosting a TV writing retreat, getting a Season 2 pickup for The Fix, and producing a fiction podcast. Then they answer a listener question about how to help launch a teenaged aspiring writer. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from The Fix’s Director of Photography, Bob Humphreys: be nice to everyone because you never know who will be your boss one day. Finally, in this week’s Celebrity Sighting, Liz and Sarah switch it up a bit and share all the hip places to spot celebrities in LA, such as the Studio City Farmers Market, Il Segreto, and Craig’s. Gift of Podcast: giftofpodcast.comAlex Cunningham: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1017827/Dirty John: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7945720/Connie Britton: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0110168/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Fix Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJhX-ccM5kHomecoming: https://www.gimletmedia.com/homecomingHarvard Lampoon: https://www.harvardlampoon.com/Il Segreto: http://www.ilsegretoristorante.com/Gwen Stefani: https://www.gwenstefani.com/Danny DeVito: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000362/Kyle Richards: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0724202/Craig’s: https://craigs.la/James Gandolfini: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001254/Sky Zone: https://www.skyzone.com/Jason Bateman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000867/Pinz: http://pinzla.com/Lisa Rinna: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005362/Harry Hamlin: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002122/Michael Chiklis: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004821/Mariah Carey: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001014/Gracias Madre: http://graciasmadreweho.com/Sugarfish: https://sugarfishsushi.com/our-locations/studio-cityThe Grove: https://thegrovela.com/Photo by Edewaa Foster on UnsplashLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep. 83: Lightning Bolts and Daisies: Embrace Your Personal Symbol
Sparked by a gift from The Fix actor, Merrin Dungey, Liz has finally discovered her personal symbol: a lightning bolt! Liz and Sarah discuss what personal symbols are and how they inspire people to live up to their full potential. Then they answer a listener question about why Hollywood assistant salaries are so low. This week’s Hollywood Hack is fun and festive: have a work holiday party for your floor or building. Finally, in this week’s Celebrity Sighting, Liz was all a flutter when she and Sarah saw NUMEROUS Bravo celebrities including Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, and Teddy Mellencamp at the AC2 event.Links:Gift of Podcast: giftofpodcast.comMerrin Dungey: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0242257/?ref_=nv_sr_1Electric Human: https://electrichuman.com/Randall Winston: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0935631/Tracey Robertson: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0732053/?ref_=nv_sr_1Larry Wilmore: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0932831/?ref_=nv_sr_1Bob Humphreys: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1338122/?ref_=nv_sr_2Sabrina Wind: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0934649/?ref_=nv_sr_1AC2: http://www.ac2live.com/Anderson Cooper: https://www.cnn.com/shows/ac-360Andy Cohen: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0169212/Kyle Richards: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0724202/?ref_=nv_sr_1Teddi Mellencamp: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9487671/?ref_=nv_sr_1Lisa Rinna: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005362/?ref_=nv_sr_1Harry Hamlin: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002122/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Jeff Lewis: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2742730/?ref_=nv_sr_2Photo by Mélody P on UnsplashLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Stephanie Megan

I listen everyday and love you guys!! I have caught up on all the episodes so quickly that I’m having Sarah and Liz withdrawals

Apr 18th
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Danielle Washington

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Dec 10th
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Tracey Issa

my second favourite podcast after happier with gretchin rubin. this is down to earth interesting and fun and enlightening. highly recommend

Mar 9th
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Melissa Widrick

This is one of my favorite podcasts! Liz and Sarah brighten my commute with their down to earth approach to life and practical wisdom with grit and humor. It feels like a special treat when I see a new episode!

Jan 4th
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