Happier in Hollywood

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

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 calm demeanor. Is he really as zen as he seems? In the Mailroom segment, Liz and Sarah answer a question about being a technical consultant for TV and movies. This week’s Hollywood Hack is an easy gift: a textable Starbuck’s gift card.

Shawn Ryan: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0752841/
Starbucks: https://www.starbucks.com/menu?&utm_source=google&utm_term=starbucks&utm_campaign=BR+-+Brand+-+Starbucks+-+Desktop+-+Exact&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9JzoBRDjARIsAGcdIDVrs7hJHIGUOWLFAmHOUFE7DuZTRqztu0li9mZljRNhpMAUcFuQxUUaAmMpEALw_wcB