Happier in Hollywood

Ep. 255: Leaning Into A Lean Budget

Ep. 255: Leaning Into A Lean Budget

Happier in Hollywood - March 31, 2022 - 24:50

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!Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraftGet in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraftVisit our website: https://happierinhollywood.comJoin our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/Happier 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!LINKSEpisode 241: The Nimble Lifehttps://happierinhollywood.com/episode241/Episode 246: Take the Room & Fantasy Island Music Supervisor Melany Mitchellhttps://happierinhollywood.com/episode246/

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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.