Paul Sado

Screenwriter and Director Paul Sado was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Queens. He began his career as an actor, appearing on Law And Order and alongside Kevin Hart in his first film Paper Soldiers (Universal). He co-wrote, produced, and starred in the IFC Film The Undeserved before choosing to focus entirely on writing and directing. Sado consulted on Tom McCarthy’s Win Win starring Paul Giamatti and Bobby Cannavle and went on to co-write the screenplay for The Cobbler (Image Entertainment) starring Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi, and Method Man, set for release in 2015.

Eric Haywood

Writer, producer and director Eric Haywood joins illeana on today’s podcast. He’s written on shows such as “Private Practice,” “Soul Food: The Series,” “Empire,” and “Power.” His career started out in music videos, where he learned about success being in “the finishing of a project.” This is a great interview about the nuts and bolts of writing. Listen in!

Eric is on Twitter here. And his website is

Patrick Fabian

Actor Patrick Fabian is on with Illeana this week. You’ve seen him on everything from his SAG-card-getting shampoo commercial to “Friends,” “NCIS,” “Will and Grace,” “Hot in Cleveland,” and his current gig on “Better Call Saul.” He talks about “stalking” stars, the joy of acting with Michael McKean, getting to be a star for a week… this is a really great interview. Do listen!

He’s on twitter here, and here on Instagram.

Patrick’s website is

Donna Pescow

Actress Donna Pescow joins Illeana this week. They talk about everything from her early stage days in off-Broadway shows to her breakout role in “Saturday Night Fever,” to TV roles in “Angie,” “Out of this World,” “NYPD Blue,” “The Sopranos,” and so many others. They talk about the essential connection to acting training, and how important it is while on set, dancing at a wedding with John Travolta recently, (!) and more. Such a lovely woman. Listen in.

Joely Fisher

Actress, author and singer Joely Fisher is on the podcast with Illeana today. From her TV work on “Ellen,” and “Til Death,” to films, “Inspector Gadget,” and her appearance on Broadway, she has so many stories! She talks so fondly of her sister, Carrie Fisher, and the rest of her famous family.

These gals dish… don’t miss it!

You can find Joely on twitter here, and on Instagram here.

You can buy her book here.

Mario Cantone