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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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  • Aug 4 2022
    Liz and Sarah discuss the upcoming Apple TV+ show, Bad Sisters. They developed the same show (based on a Flemish series) twice for ABC, but it (rightly) never got past the script stage. Now they’re excited to see how Sharon Horgan brings it to life. In Take A Hike, they offer three strategies for dealing with “crazy.” Then, in Hits & Bombs, Liz gives Sarah a hit for using her alone time well when Violet was at camp. And together they give a Bomb to the Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack offers an affordable source of trendy but well-made clothes: Universal Thread at Target.  Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join 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! LINKS: Bad Sisters: https://www.apple.com/tv-pr/news/2022/07/apple-tv-debuts-trailer-for-new-dark-comedy-bad-sisters-from-award-winning-creator-and-star-sharon-horgan/ Sharon Horgan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1279721/ Olivia Julianna (@Oliviajulianna): https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/07/30/body-shame-win-teenager-gaetz/ Deadline letter signed by female showrunners: https://deadline.com/2022/07/female-writers-showrunners-abortion-rights-letter-to-hollywood-studios-1235080241/ Universal Thread: https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=Univeral+Thread To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    29 mins
  • Jul 28 2022
    This week, Liz and Sarah discuss the importance of spending time with their TV writer friends! Then, in Amplify, Liz and Sarah recommend fellow showrunner and author Rasheed Newson’s new book, My Government Means to Kill Me. In The Mailroom, they answer a listener question on how books become movies or shows. Finally, their assistant Lauren is back with this week’s Hollywood Hack: be an inviter! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join 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! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Rasheed Newson https://www.rasheednewson.com/ My Government Means to Kill Me https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250833525/mygovernmentmeanstokillme Lauren Conoscenti https://www.laurenconoscenti.com/Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    30 mins
  • Jul 21 2022
    This week, Liz and Sarah are passing off their worry to the experts! They share how trusting your team can take the weight off. Then—one, two, three—in Take A Hike, they talk about how keeping a daily count can help mark each day with gratitude. Next, in The Craft (& Fain), they discuss the difference between big bullseyes and small bullseyes, and how shows likeBarryandYellowjacketshit their targets. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack from a listener is sticky business: the power of the Post-it note! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join 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! LINKS FOX | Fantasy Island https://www.fox.com/fantasy-island/ Matt Miller https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0588936/ HBO | Barry https://www.hbo.com/barry Showtime | Yellowjackets https://www.sho.com/yellowjackets To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    23 mins

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