Ep. 223: Writing Is Easier Than Not Writing (And The Premiere of Fantasy Island!)

Ep. 223: Writing Is Easier Than Not Writing (And The Premiere of Fantasy Island!)

Ep. 223: Writing Is Easier Than Not Writing (And The Premiere of Fantasy Island!)

Happier in Hollywood - August 19, 2021 - 27:10

After months of work (and stress) it happened — the premiere of Fantasy Island on FOX! Liz and Sarah discuss the press coverage, the presence of an Evil Donut Bringer in the pilot, and what Liz's sister-in-law, Olivia, thought about the character (loosely) inspired by her. Then it’s time for a Take a Hike double-feature! In the first, they talk about why writing is easier than... well, not writing. In the second, Sarah shares why her recent (very public) fall off of a piece of playground equipment was not necessarily a bad thing. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack makes a fun and affordable gift: personalized pillows. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraftGet in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraftVisit our website: https://happierinhollywood.comHappier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends!LINKS:New York Times: 'Fantasy Island' Returns, Now With a Ms. Roarke: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/arts/television/fantasy-island-returns-roselyn-sanchez.htmlAV Club: Review: New Fantasy Island Reboot Offers Deep Desires, Planes, and Plenty of Smiles: https://www.avclub.com/new-fantasy-island-reboot-offers-deep-desires-planes-1847427369Kansas City Star: These Kansas Citians Grew Up Loving 'Fantasy Island.' Now They've Made the Reboot: https://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/tv/article253005263.htmlTV Insider: 'Fantasy Island': Roselyn Sanchez on the 'Honor' of Becoming a Roarke: https://www.tvinsider.com/1006336/fantasy-island-sequel-series-fox-roselyn-sanchez-elena-roarke/amp/PrimeTimer: Fantasy Island is Back, and It's In Good Hands: https://www.primetimer.com/barnhart/welcome-back-fantasy-islandCannabis Life Network: Fantasy Island + Grasslands Sativa: https://cannabislifenetwork.com/fantasy-island/Olivia Fierro Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviafierro/?hl=enPersonalized Pillows: https://www.allaboutvibe.com/

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August 12, 2021 - 26:40
As Liz and Sarah gear up for the premiere of Fantasy Island, they‘re doing a lot of press — which can be daunting. But they have a plan...

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Ep. 224: The In-Between Time (And a Brand New Fantasy Island Segment!)

August 26, 2021 - 29:26
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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.