Happier in Hollywood
Happier in Hollywood
Happier in Hollywood
CATEGORY: Health & Fitness
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.
  1. September 17, 2020
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    Ep. 175: Zoom Pitching And Busted Give A Damns
    Liz and Sarah discuss their upcoming Zoom pitch. How can they keep their audience engaged when they’re not in the same room? Pro tip: Use more visuals. In their new Amplify segment, they share two great resourc…
  2. September 10, 2020
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    Ep. 174: Career Lessons From The Bachelorette
    Liz and Sarah analyze how lessons from ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette can improve their approach to potential new projects. Their biggest takeaway? Learn to invest without investing. In Take A Hike, Sa…
  3. September 03, 2020
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    Ep. 173: Sarah’s “Surge Capacity” Is Depleted — Is Y…
    Liz and Sarah ask listeners what kind of merch they’d like for the holiday season. Then they discuss a recent article about how we’ve all depleted our “surge capacity” during the pandemic. How can we recharge?…
  4. August 27, 2020
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    Ep. 172: They’re Paying For Your Confidence
    Liz and Sarah discuss why understanding that executives are paying for their confidence helps them bring pitches and scripts across the finish line. And, yes, you CAN fake it ‘til you make it. Then they Amplify…
  5. August 20, 2020
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    Ep. 171: Summer Listener Questions Episode — Part Tw…
    Liz and Sarah answer more Listener Questions! Do they ever write just for fun? If they were Queens for a day, what small change would they implement to make the world a happier place? How do they handle gender…
  6. August 13, 2020
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    Ep. 170: Summer Listener Questions Episode — Part On…
    Liz and Sarah dive into Listener Questions. What is “good writing?” Do they have any “painfully blunt” advice about breaking into TV over the next couple of years? How was Sarah’s road trip to Minnesota — did s…
  7. August 06, 2020
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    Ep. 169: Set Safety, Mariachi, & The “Do We Want To…
    Liz and Sarah talk to director Dr. Rachel Raimist (Queen Sugar, Roswell New Mexico) about how she’s shooting safely during the time of Covid-19. What exactly are “color coded pod sets” anyway? In The Craft (And…
  8. July 30, 2020
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    Ep. 168: Are Your Goals And Your Time Aligned?
    Liz and Sarah realize that they need to pay attention to whether their goals are in alignment with how they’re spending their time. It’s easy for all of us to get caught up in tasks and projects that don’t take…
  9. July 23, 2020
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    Ep. 167: Timeliness And Revisiting Ripcords
    Good news! Liz and Sarah are selling their Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cups again. Just email happierinhollywood@gmail.com to order ($25 including shipping). In From The Treadmills Desks Of, th…
  10. July 16, 2020
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    Ep. 166: Remember The Mah Jongg Card
    Liz and Sarah try to envision work and the workplace post Covid-19. On the plus side, they expect less traffic and to save on dry cleaning. The downside? It may be harder to make friends at work. In Take A Hike…
  11. July 09, 2020
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    Ep. 165: Improve Your Mental Flexibility And A Discu…
    Liz and Sarah discuss how we can all improve their our mental flexibility during this global pandemic. One tip? Tweak your routine. In their new Amplify segment, they talk to up-and-coming TV writers Jackie Dec…
  12. July 02, 2020
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    Ep. 164: Pulling The Ripcord And The Beauty Of An Un…
    Liz and Sarah discuss challenging works situations. When do you stick it out, and when do you pull the ripcord and escape? In Take A Hike, they explore the beauty of an “unexpected interlude,” and Sarah reveals…
  13. June 25, 2020
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    Ep. 163: How To Pick Projects With Manager Dianne Fr…
    Liz and Sarah discuss their decision to believe in a positive post-Covid future in their work — and how they’re also trying to apply that belief in real life. Then, in their new Amplify segment, Liz suggests ev…
  14. June 18, 2020
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    Ep. 162: Making Space For Creativity
    Liz and Sarah strategize about how they can make space to be creative in this pivotal historical moment. Then they introduce a new segment — Amplify — in which they amplify the voices and work of women and peop…
  15. June 11, 2020
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    Ep. 161: Tackling The Lack Of Diversity In Hollywood
    Liz and Sarah talk to Jeanette Volturno of Catchlight Films and Julie Harris Walker of Catch A Break Podcast about how they’re working to make Hollywood more diverse. One promising tool: Crewvie — a worldwide a…
  16. June 04, 2020
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    Ep. 160: Take Control Of Your Career
    Note: This episode was recorded before the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer led to nation-wide protests. We stand with the African-American community and believe black lives matter.Liz and…
  17. May 28, 2020
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    Ep. 159: Dolores Huerta On Activism, Feminism, And R…
    Sarah gives a shout out to all the truck drivers who made her grueling RV drive to Kansas City and back better and safer. Then Liz and Sarah talk to iconic labor leader and activist, Dolores Huerta, about her d…
  18. May 21, 2020
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    Ep. 158: Managing The Personal To Manage The Profess…
    Liz and Sarah discuss the need to get their personal situations in order so that they can more effectively focus on work during this global pandemic. Sarah’s solution to her childcare issue? Renting an RV to go…
  19. May 14, 2020
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    Ep. 157: Meet Our New Manager And Combating Zoom Fat…
    Liz and Sarah talk to their new manager, Dianne Fraser, about exactly what a manager does, how managers are different from agents, and how aspiring writers can get a manager of their own. Pro tip? Follow up a q…
  20. May 07, 2020
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    Ep. 156: Dressing For Zoom Meetings With Emmy-Nomina…
    Liz and Sarah have their minds blown by Emmy-nominated Costume Designer, Allyson Fanger, who says dressing for Zoom meetings isn’t just about what you wear. It’s also about what else is in the frame. Pro tips?…

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