29. Courtney Friel talks about how Netflix’s Ozark, Zero Gravity Management wants to make her movie

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Courtney Friel is a journalist, podcaster, author and now she has a movie in the works. This KTLA News Anchor and author of Tonight at 10: Kicking Booze and Breaking New “keeps it friel” in this episode of Podcast Coaching with Christine. In this episode, she shares the raw truth about what it takes to create a book proposal, how to balance a professional career with a very personal part of yourself and strategies to handle the fear of putting yourself out there. Check out her podcast: Keepin’ It Friel: Conversations on Recovery. And, find her book on Amazon

What We Learn:

7:15 Courtney Friel talks about how she came out about her sobriety on social media 

8:22 Courtney Friel talks about how Netflix’s Ozark, Zero Gravity Management wants to make her movie.

9:24 Getting a call on her 40th birthday that a movie is in the works based upon her book.

9:41 Now is the time, during quarantine, to work on yourself and passion projects. 

12:57 Talks about the changes she’s faced with her podcast, Keepin’ it Friel: Conversations on Recovery, due to studio shutdowns amidst the pandemic.

20:09 Courtney keeps it Friel on the challenges of publishing a book and the possibility of getting scammed.  

25:29 Courtney Friel talks about the painstaking process of trying to work with a publisher.

36:19 On addressing addiction recovery and her support from KTLA

39:33 Courtney Friel talks about her unwanted invitation to Donald Trump’s office.

42:56 Courtney Friel gives advice to people that feel afraid to speak up about their story.


Production: Bright Sighted

Host: Christine O’Donnell

Assistant Producer: Heather Chiles

Editor: Laura Veloso 

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Published by Christine O'Donnell

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Here's a little bit about me. I'm a reporter, producer and promoter of all things female. Bridging the gap between how men and women are treated in the world is something I'm passionate about. I'm originally from Saratoga Springs, NY. I studied Journalism and Spanish at the University of Minnesota and rowed Division-1. In 2007, my crew of incredibly strong women and I won an NCAA Championship. I love sharing stories, traveling and being active in the community. My husband and I live near Manhattan Beach, CA with our two cats whom we are both obsessed with.

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