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Lazy People Don't Win Oscars
92 minutes | Apr 9, 2019
Episode 32 - The Shift: Acceptable Stories and New Standards
Megan and Eliyannah discuss how our social climate is changing the type of stories TV and Film can tell, and how we as an audience need to hold people like D.B. Weiss and David Benioff accountable. Yes that's right, they are calling your favorite Game of Thrones creators, and many more, out.
40 minutes | Feb 25, 2019
Bonus-Oscars Recap 2019
It's the time of year when Megan and Eliyannah take a break from their Lazy Oscars and talk about the actual Academy Awards. They give away awards for best speech, presenter, performance, broadcast moment (hello Chris Evans and Regina King) and more.
92 minutes | Jan 25, 2019
Episode 31 -The Production Office, Your First Step Into The Business
Megan and Eliyannah talk with Production Supervisor, RoseMary Prodonovich, on the ins and outs of a television production office and tips on how to get that elusive first job. Also discussed: full circle networking friendships, If Beale Street Could Talk, and crossing state lines for cheese.
45 minutes | Jan 10, 2019
Bonus - Golden Globes 2019 Recap
Megan and Eliyannah talk about their favorite moments of the Golden Globes, their utter confusion of Green Book in 2019, love for The Favourite and why everyone just wants to hug Jeff Bridges.
93 minutes | Dec 8, 2018
Episode 30 - "Partnerships: Creative Love is Complicated"
Eliyannah and Megan talk about the not so sunny side of their partnership, and how to get through the complicated side of being creative partners. Also Discussed: PA'ing for Baz Luhrmann, the challenge of bio pics, and rendering Aaron Sorkin speechless.
81 minutes | Dec 5, 2018
To College Or Not To College
Megan and Eliyannah talk about the pros and cons of going to college before trying to become Steven Spielberg. Other things discussed: Getting letters from Harvard, Night School as an inspirational comedy, and competing epic laziness.
54 minutes | Nov 15, 2018
Season 2 Preview and Check In
Megan and Eliyannah are joined by Season 1 Producer Marigrace, as they talk about their time off, what their hesitation was to come back for a season 2, changes coming and of course...Oscar winning films they wished they had made!
58 minutes | Jul 18, 2018
Episode 28: How Do You Hiatus?
Megan and Eliyannah discuss "hiatus" - the sometimes relaxing, sometimes nerve-wracking time that occurs after your project wraps but before you pick up the next one. Do you spend your hiatus taking a class, exploring the world, working on your own creative work, or finally letting your body catch up on sleep? Also discussed: playing it cool in front of celebrities, the first book featured during For Your Consideration, the hell that is standby at Newark Airport.
61 minutes | Jul 4, 2018
Episode 27: Responsibility as an Artist
In this episode, Eliyannah and Megan dive into the question "do artists have a moral and social responsibility when they create their work?" They talk about 13 Reasons Why and how it deals with specific social/political topics, creators using hot button topics in their work just to gain professional recognition or shock value, and how they strive to be responsible in their own work. Also discussed: using fake names for political pundits on Twitter, good good angel babies, a magical wedding day in Ireland.
55 minutes | Jun 20, 2018
Episode 26: Do You Play the Game, or Make Your Own Rules?
Megan and Eliyannah talk about “playing the game” in the entertainment business, and if that’s necessary to make the work you want. They talk about Shonda Rhimes breaking in with Grey’s Anatomy and now having the green light to make strong black female centric shows, as well as Eliyannah's decision to make a show about Black Hermione knowing it was a hard path ahead. Also discussed: the renaissance of the auteur in filmmaking, Beychella, a debate on two-player vs group UNO.
54 minutes | Jun 6, 2018
Episode 25: The LA Survival Kit
In this episode, Eliyannah and Megan break down their guide to life in LA: when to move there, where to live, and the harsh realities you run into here while trying to break into the entertainment industry. Is it as hard as everyone says? Also discussed: the difficulty of finding real friends in LA, "making it" when you're over 30, stepping into a gym for the first time in 12 years.
49 minutes | May 23, 2018
Episode 24: Finding our Inspiration
Megan and Eliyannah discuss the filmmakers and characters that have inspired them to be filmmakers, and stories that have been models for the types of entertainment they want to create and stories they want to tell. Also discussed: the difficulty of finding your creative voice, Megan's short-lived career as a triple threat, penguin prostitution, new interns!!!
73 minutes | May 9, 2018
Episode 23: Help! My Child is a Dreamer Pt. 2
In a special pre-Mother's Day episode, Eliyannah and Megan are joined by Eliyannah's mom, Michelle Yisrael, to continue the conversation about the fear and pride you experience when your child has picked a creative career path. Also discussed: leading a revolution in grammar school, asking Ginuwine's producer for three references, Eliyannah's first movie.
65 minutes | Apr 25, 2018
Episode 22: The "It Life": Living in the Moment with Tetris Kelly
Eliyannah and Megan talk with Tetris Kelly (@itstetrisbish) about how he balances his plethora of talents and ambitions. Not only is he a successful entertainment news host/musician/dancer/actor, but he also slings the finest mojitos in DTLA and performs as LA's premiere wedding DJ. How does he manage to accomplish so much so fabulously? Also discussed: Tetris' first time meeting Britney Spears, celebrating that you've "made it" in the entertainment world a thousand tiny times, sneaking into the Grammy's.
49 minutes | Apr 11, 2018
Episode 21: Networking?? Ugh.
In this episode, Megan and Eliyannah talk about everyone's least favorite, but absolutely most necessary thing to do outside of working hours: networking. What does it even mean? Why is it so important? And is there ever a time where you're *not* networking? Also discussed: sorting ourselves into our Second Houses at Hogwarts, being ignored by Hill Harper, old ladies making dildos.
56 minutes | Mar 29, 2018
Episode 20: Taking the Lead ft. Ashley Romans
In today's episode, Eliyannah and Megan go inside Ashley Romans; how she got the part of Hermione in HGQLC, her recent LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Lead Actress*, as well as her overall journey as an actor in LA. Also discussed: being inspired by Michael Rosenbaum, the seemingly unlimited resources film school provides, our future Disney sponsorship. *At the time of recording, only nominations were announced. She has now since won! Congrats, Ashley! You can follow her on social: @romansash
54 minutes | Mar 14, 2018
Episode 19: Show Us The Money!
Today, Megan and Eliyannah are talking cheddar. Not cheese -- cold hard cash, and the grueling ways filmmakers find money for their projects. Whether that's through million-dollar financiers, a network, or how we're funding HGQLC Season 2: crowdfunding. Also discussed: our hosts are un-American, Ava Duvernay actually *is* running a crowdfunding campaign y'all, the love and joy you feel when your family supports your dreams. Support Hermione Granger and the Quarter-Life Crisis Season 2: igg.me/at/hermione
67 minutes | Mar 12, 2018
Bonus: Lazy People Don't Recap the Oscars
Live* from Los Angeles, it's Eliyannah and Megan! Today they are joined by a few guests to discuss the 90th Academy Awards. Producer Marigrace and friend-of-the-show George Keifer weigh in on the best moments, best speeches, and what exactly the Best Picture award is all about. Also discussed: why was Christopher Nolan basically sitting outside? Why do war movies always sweep the technical awards? Oh, and we *will* be winning at the 100th Academy Awards. *Previously Recorded from an Earlier Feed
55 minutes | Feb 28, 2018
Episode 17: Surviving a Slump ft. Kristine Huntley
Megan and Eliyannah are joined by Kristine Huntley to talk about how to navigate a career slump. Kristine opens up about her personal journey as a television writer, from her show suddenly being cancelled, the three years she spent out of the writers' room, and how she got back to doing what she loves for a living. Also discussed: the terrifying prospect of running into former coworkers and bosses at your "in-between-jobs" job, the prestige of hosting a university radio show, pushing through your fears to get to something great. You can follow Kristine Huntley on Instagram and Twitter @kristine.huntley. Freakish is available now on Hulu.
32 minutes | Jan 31, 2018
Bonus Episode: Lazy People Don't Predict the Oscars
Eliyannah and Megan throw their ballots in the ring in this 2018 Academy Award Predictions episode. Was this the year of excellence in genre films? Will Blade Runner 2049 sweep the craft categories? And the question on *everyone's* mind: will Baby Driver snag the Best Sound Editing award?? Also discussed: Gary Oldman is cancelled, Christopher Nolan can't person right, the inception of the word "milm."
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