Jul 26 • 12M

A Piece of the Action

Everyone had some the last time the business made sense, says Rob Long

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Rob Long
When you’re filming a movie or a television show, when it’s the last shot of the day, the first assistant director will call out, “This is the Martini Shot!” I call these stories “Martini Shots” because they’re exactly the kinds of stories we tell — and lessons we learn — after we’ve wrapped for the day. - Rob Long
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This week, Rob likens negotiations in the dual strike to post-production on a TV series, i.e., incremental movements of bits and pieces in the quest for perfection, even when, as in this case, the story stopped making sense a long time ago. Somehow, this leads to a chat about “breakage” — the deal term for when opposing parties, say a network and studio, used to regularly agree to chip in to pay talent over budget. Downside? More costs. Upside? Everyone shared in success.

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