Apr 19 • 14M

Force Majeure

Rob Long breaks down the looming writers strike in three acts

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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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Rob Long explains why, for the first time in his 33 years as a WGA member, he’s supporting a strike action, and details a contract clause known as “force majeure” that will trigger across the industry in the event of a walkout. In classic three-act structure, he reveals what it will mean for working writers and the studios, and why a smiley-face emoji or two sprinkled into contracts could help prevent things from getting so dire.

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