Sarah Haught

“What’s really hard about this business in particular and what makes you good at it, is being hopefully empathic and sensitive and imaginative. But then what makes it really really hard is when you’ve tried be all those things.You have to have a thick skin, inevitably you will be told you are wrong or you are bad, or not good enough all the time. So it’s like, how do you kind of protect that soft middle which makes you good at it, but also have a thick enough protector outside of it, so you don’t completely crumble and sort of lose your sense of self or your sense of worth. “

Welcome back to Nothing Shines Like Dirt Episode 69. Elise and Lesley sit down with Writer/Director Sarah Haught. They discuss writing on the hit CBS show BULL, taking notes, and the Great British Baking Show.

A native of Chicago, Sarah H. Haught is a writer and director currently residing in Los Angeles. Her body of work as a playwright in New York includes Eternal Spring, which was produced by the Lincoln Center Institute. Sarah has developed for television with Josephson Entertainment, Sean and Bryan Furst, Tommy Lynch, and Albie Hecht, and has written for THE LAST SHIP (TNT), MEDIA (TV One), and BULL (CBS), on which she currently serves as an Executive Story Editor. Sarah holds a BFA in directing from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under Gerald Freedman, and is a former Kenan Fellow and Associate Producer of the Village Voice Obie Awards. She is also a proud Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Mongolia 2009-2011)