Tag: Hollywood

Podcasts

To Live and Die in LA

In Feb 2018, an aspiring actress vanished from her Hollywood apartment. Rolling Stone journalist Neil Strauss was asked to help the family get answers. Together, they found them...sometimes at great personal risk. For the first time in...

Episodes

Ep. 104: Good Writing Is Good Writing: A Listener Questions Episode!

Happier in Hollywood - May 9, 2019 - 25:14
You asked, Liz and Sarah answer! What’s the best book on writing? Do extras wear their own clothes? How does collaboration work? Why does Liz consider the Housewives a feminist franchise? Liz and Sarah answer these questions and more in...

Introducing Gangster Capitalism: The College Admissions Scandal

What Really Happened? - May 14, 2019 - 05:37
Season 1 of the new series, Gangster Capitalism is centered on the 2019 college admissions scandal that is exposing everyone from CEOs to celebrities. Award-winning documentarian and host of What Really Happened?, Andrew Jenks uncovers...

Ep. 105: Time To Ride The Dragon

Happier in Hollywood - May 16, 2019 - 24:22
Liz and Sarah reveal their 2019 Development Motto: Ride The Dragon (just like Daenerys, but with less crazy)! With the ever changing waves in their career, they recite a poem from Safire Rose called She Let Go. Then in this week’s...

Introducing Gangster Capitalism

The Ballad of Billy Balls / The RFK Tapes - May 21, 2019 - 05:50
Gangster Capitalism Season 1 is centered on the 2019 college admissions scandal that is exposing everyone from CEOs to celebrities. Award-winning documentarian Andrew Jenks uncovers the origins and inner workings of this unprecedented...

Ep. 106: A Revelation: Being Calm Vs. Acting Calm

Happier in Hollywood - May 23, 2019 - 24:06
Liz and Sarah discuss being calm versus acting calm — and how they were recently “Shawn Ryan Calm” during a tough conversation. Then in Take A Hike, Sarah shares why “not knowing if it’s going to snow in March” helped her stop...

Ep. 107: Wish/Want/Walk Negotiation With Entertainment Attorney Michael Donaldson

Happier in Hollywood - May 30, 2019 - 37:29
The Fix has been cancelled! It’s not unexpected, but it still sucks. Liz and Sarah share what Season 2 would have been and how they’re moving on! Then they discuss all things negotiation with Michael Donaldson, renowned entertainment...

Ep. 108: A Cacophony of Choice (And Goodbye To Mary)

Happier in Hollywood - June 6, 2019 - 22:56
Liz and Sarah start with a poetic update— a reading of Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese.” Then in From The Treadmill Desks Of, they discuss the “cacophony of choice” they’re dealing with now that their overall at ABC Studios is over. It’s...

Ep. 109: The Brilliance of Resilience

Happier in Hollywood - June 13, 2019 - 21:58
Everyone gets knocked down once in awhile— the question is, what do you do AFTER you get knocked down? If you’re resilient, you get back up! Liz and Sarah discuss the brilliance of resilience and share how working in the entertainment...

Ep. 110: The Perils and Promise of Free Work

Happier in Hollywood - June 20, 2019 - 23:29
Liz and Sarah discuss the issue of doing free work in Hollywood. It’s necessary, but how much is too much? And how can they do free work without resenting it? Then they answer a Mailroom Question about passion. Is it fair to expect...

Ep. 111: Shawn Ryan on Picking Projects and Keeping Calm

Happier in Hollywood - June 27, 2019 - 31:43
Liz and Sarah talk to their mentor, the brilliant television writer/producer, Shawn Ryan (The Shield, S.W.A.T.), about how he picks projects. Spoiler alert: he actually needs to like the material. They also grill Shawn about his famous...

Ep. 112: Shop Your Closet (And Other Strategies to Spend Less)

Happier in Hollywood - July 4, 2019 - 32:21
Liz and Sarah discuss the importance of saving money in Hollywood’s perennially unstable gig economy. Hint: avoid mindless spending. And shop your closet! Then they share a listener question about fertility and the problem/dilemma of...

Ep. 113: On Being A Staff Writer

Happier in Hollywood - July 11, 2019 - 31:45
Liz and Sarah break down the experience of being a Staff Writer on a TV show with their former assistant turned TV writer, Brook Sitgraves Turner. Brook’s advice: show up prepared and stay late. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah discuss the...