Veteran TV writer Rob Long shares his behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood life with Martini Shot, a four-minute weekly commentary heard during KCRW's broadcast of NPR's All Things Considered.
June 17, 2015 •
Explaining why a movie won't work at the box office, right after it hasn't worked at the box office.
June 10, 2015 •
Using Evernote to prove that the entertainment business is about to get very crazy and very good, especially for writers. This is not a scientific conclusion.
June 3, 2015 •
Breaking the tribal rule that binds all Hollywood writers together, Rob gives credit to a development executive.
May 27, 2015 •
Rob takes a story with the worst and most dysfunctional moral ever, then kind of twists it so it comes out okay.
May 20, 2015 •
Sometimes when the star makes a demand you give in, sometimes you don?t.
May 13, 2015 •
Belated advice to Trevor Noah, and anyone else who suddenly goes from Internet famous to actually famous.
April 29, 2015 •
Furious Seven, Coca-Cola, and how hard it is to change people's favorite things just enough.
April 22, 2015 •
The big difference between sampling ? where music producers reuse someone else's hook and borrowing, which is what comedy writers do to each others' material.
April 15, 2015 •
Rob solves the problem of television network programming
April 8, 2015 •
the Apple Watch, the DeLorean of watches.
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