Mar 29 • 12M

A Tale of Two Larrys

What ails the industry? Rob Long says a mysterious duo holds the clues

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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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While helping a friend on-set with his television pilot, Rob Long encounters two mysterious men, both named Larry, hanging around the soundstage. Nobody knows who they are, or what they actually do. And therein, says Rob, lies the problem with the current state of the business as our host, under the influence of too many Larrys, takes a dramatic turn in his opinion on the looming writers strike.

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