Listen: LIZ, Liz Friedlander, Liz Co discussed on Happier in Hollywood
"In Hollywood and code happier in Hollywood. Okay. Sarah. It's time for from the treadmill? Desks of in which we discuss what's most. Pressing in our work psyches and this week. It's being a bad ass, particularly a woman and a badass. Yes. Because we are talking to one of our favorite bad asses, and my professional crush, Liz Friedlander, Liz is one of the most sought after directors and television this season she directed. The pilots for ABC's, the rookie and CBS is all access. Tell me a story previously. Liz co created directed and executive produced conviction for ABC and the Mark Gordon company. Her other directing credits include Jessica Jones, the vampire diaries the following. And the pilot for Stocker she's also currently writing a pilot for ABC, Liz made her move from the small screen, so the silver screen with her first feature film, take the lead for new line cinema before that she directed over a hundred music videos for artists such as you to REM Johstone, Atlantis Morissette Daito and seal and she's received honors from both billboard and the MTV video awards. On the commercial front. She's also held campaigns for target as well as Weight Watchers featuring Charles Barkley and Jennifer Hudson, Liz, attended the drama conservatory school at Carnegie Mellon. She then attended the university of California Santa Cruz, followed by UCLA film school where she graduated as the valedictorian of her class and won the prestigious Frank s Glickman award for her short film, eleven twenty and Sarah. We have to mention that. She's extremely stylish. This is true. Yes. So Liz Friedlander, welcome. Thank you. Thank you. I'm happy to be here. So Liz, we've talked about how you are total bad ass. But one of the things I love about doing a podcast is that we find out things about people. We know that we didn't know before. Which is you were the valedictorian of your your class at UCLA. I was that's amazing. Did you give a speech? I did. I did. And it was the year where the MPAA was. Censoring things, and we're Murphy Brown got all of this. And Jack Valenti was the other speaker. And I went after him I tried to be a bad ass. Yeah. Twenty one years of age. Yeah. Nice. That's amazing. And did you go to school wanting to be a director? When did you have this notion that that's what you wanted to do? You know, I thought I actually wanted to be an actor which is the craziest thing to say now because it's so not who I am. But I went I started going to drama conservatory, and I got there and really within about two weeks realized I made a massive mistake like jest was not cut out for it to be really blunt like the additioning process and the ego involved, and I was just as a human being not prepared for it. And I went to one of my professors, and he said, why don't you just direct the one act plays don't drop out just direct the one? So directed the one on plays and then dropped out. Promptly there afterwards. And then went to a school to study theater and thought I wanted to talk to the and then kind of broke up with a boyfriend and took a photography class and kind of drown my break up in the dark room and started working with Steph that way, and then kind of on a lark applied to film school and got in. And we're there many women in film school with you at that time.."