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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Emily Halpern. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Emily Halpern, often where they are interviewed.

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Emily Halpern. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Emily Halpern, often where they are interviewed.

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021 - Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern

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The amazing female writing duo of the movie, Booksmart joined us way back before COVID was a thing and we learn all about their journey from meeting in Harvard to writing hit movies and TV shows!

Jul 28 2020 · 58mins
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BUCKiT® #66-Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern: Comedy Writers. The Incredible Story of How Vision and Tenacity Can Lead to Hollywood Success

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Writer’s block had set in when two female comedy writers in LA put down their pens and declared they’d run out of material. But then a light bulb lit up and an idea was hatched – Sarah Haskins would marry her next-door neighbor, a man 20 years her senior with ex wives and a lot of children. It was just too good to pass up. They got back to work and at that moment “A Trophy Wife” came into existence.

 Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern are writers and producers on CBS’s Carol’s Second Act starring Patricia Heaton. They also co-created ABC sitcom Trophy Wife based on Sarah’s marriage to her older husband.

 Their first project together, the funny, edgy coming of age movie, Booksmart, was written in 2009, about two overachieving girls who realize that the only thing they haven’t accomplished is getting boyfriends. It has a lot of twists and turns just like their journey it took to get the film made in the first place.

 For 10 years the script was shopped around, and turned down, and reworked, and then shopped around again until finally Olivia Wilde agreed to direct it in 2019, Booksmart opened to critical acclaim.

 I met up with Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern during a break from writing Carol’s Second Act, to hear about their incredible story of how tenacity, vision and a great producing partner can turn big dreams into reality.

Sep 24 2019 · 46mins

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Episode 40 - Small Town Love written by Sarah Haskins & Emily Halpern (Booksmart, Trophy Wife)

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Our pilot this time is Small Town Love by Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern (Trophy Wife, Booksmart). Small Town Love is about a sparring mother and daughter in rural Michigan who are forced to lean on each other when they become pregnant at the same time.

Listen to Andrew’s interview with Sarah and Emily to hear about how the first script they wrote together, Booksmart, took eleven years to reach the screen; what Emily learned from working with David Mamet; why they made the transition from film to TV; and how you can tell when an idea will actually make a good TV show. Enjoy!

Small Town Love stars Busy Phillips as Annette, Shannon Woodward as Fanny, Asif Ali as Curtis, Paul Adelstein as George, Rob Huebel as John, Parvesh Cheena as Mr. Karr, Nicole Sullivan as Reality Woman/Ruthie, Liz Jenkins as Beth, Ali Ghandour as Pimply Teen Manager, Greg Santos as Rude Customer, Syd Steinberg as Waiter/Bartender/Store Manager, and Andrew Reich with stage directions.

We're having another live show in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 14th, at 2pm! It’ll be at the WGAW HQ 2nd floor event space on 3rd Street and Fairfax!!  Ticket link and information to come soon but mark your calendars!!

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Jul 25 2019 · 1hr 25mins
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Show Your Roots - Blending your cultural story into your life and business, with Emily Halpern

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Who you are is shaped by your culture, your history, your heritage, as well as what you are doing in your life in the present. And our lives, and our businesses, are so much more interesting, rich, and meaningful if we bring all of that history to light and include it in our story. Is who you are fully part of the story you tell of yourself?    This week’s guest, Emily Halpern, is a coach for creative professionals, a classical soprano, and a lover of all things heritage, culture, and food. Her career has taken her from the stage of the New York Philharmonic to the kitchens of Chez Panisse, to the halls of the Tenement Museum, to the adventures of entrepreneurship.For over 15 years, her focus has been consistent: exploring and expressing the practices, attitudes, and ideas that help us to understand ourselves and one another.Whether face to face with clients, on stage, or in the kitchen, her drive to enrich every day with beauty, meaning, and genuine connection is at the core of everything she does.   In this episode:  
  • Going beyond your genetic history and learning the stories of your ancestors 
  • How to find your cultural story - even if you don’t feel strongly connected with your culture
  • How to find the line between cultural exchange and cultural appropriation
  • Learn to talk about why your cultural story enhances your client’s story - and how to use that in your marketing

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Andy Bobrow, Emily Halpern, Gideon Yago and Max Winkler

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Andy Bobrow (Community; Malcolm in the Middle); Emily Halpern (The Unit; Private Practice); Gideon Yago (The Newsroom); Max Winkler (writer/director, Ceremony; director, New Girl, New Normal). Recorded February 17, 2013.






Apr 02 2013 · 1hr 39mins