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Lizzy’s Plan: “3 Peas in a Podcast” is a new half-hour sitcom episode, based on the award-winning comedic short film, Lizzy’s Plan. Both projects are created, written, produced by and contain songs written by Mia Rivera. While only recently entering film festivals, Lizzy’s Plan: “3 Peas in a Podcast” has already garnered 30 TOP HONORS in Film Festivals in 10 Countries worldwide including Best Comedy, Best TV Series, Best TV Pilot, Best Comedy Screenplay, Best Ensemble Cast and Best Actress for the title role of Lizzy, played by Rivera. (Please find the award details in the scrolling banner below.)


Mia is in pre-production for filming the next half-hour episode of Lizzy’s Plan. She also has several completed episode scripts and two seasons’ worth of storylines. Mia’s goal is to bring this hilarious show to a network or streamer.


As a proud U.S. Army Veteran herself, Mia actively supports her fellow Veterans via her ties to her beloved American Legion Hollywood Post 43, Veterans in Media and Entertainment (VME), the Writers’ Guild of America Foundation, AT&T Veterans Media Fellowship, the USC Warrior Bards Program and the UCLA Wordcommandos Creative Writing Workshop. 95% of the talent in front of and behind the cameras are veterans from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Please find cast photos and their military connection below.

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When the fame-seeking leader of a mature trio of lifelong Army Veteran friends gets a call, during a funeral, to immediately fill in on a podcast, she forms a plan, but hilarious complications ensue.

Supporting Cast (in alphabetical order)

Please note: the video is password protected. If you do not have the password and would like to see the film - please reach out to Mia on the contact page!

"Lizzy's Plan: 3 Peas in a Podcast" was screened at the gorgeous Hollywood Legion Theater privately.  Here are some of their reactions on the film. 

So many wonderful people and organizations made this possible, so I'd like to thank:
Taylor Umphenour and Daniel Tafoya - Hollywood Legion Theater; Jeff Daly, Dennis Kee, Josh Epstein, Russell Coker, Jon Endow, Jeric Wilhelmsen, American Legion Hollywood Post 43; Karen Kraft, Kimberly Seilhamer, VME - Veterans in Media & Entertainment; Kira VandenBrande, WGF - Writers Guild Foundation; Joshua Lang - "Lizzy's Plan" Director; Jeremy Mowery - "Lizzy's Plan: 3 Peas in a Podcast" Director; BJ Lange, Tony Nevada, George Cantero - Ensemble Star Cast for both films and our amazing Guest Stars for our proof of concept: Tom Anderson/Tommy Anderson, Kerri Jeter, Kelsey Lin, Arlene Parness, Rique' Sanchez, Mahogany Nicole (credited as Mahogany Zachary), Lidia Shaw Anderson.
Thank you to all of you wonderful people and organizations! Love you all! XOXO

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