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Martini Shot: Is This a Show?

Rob Long explains how pitching TV, like flying, requires letting go of inhibition

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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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In this week’s episode, Rob Long encourages his fellow scribes to be observant: pay attention to what’s going on in the world around you. Because there might be a hit TV show or a movie playing out right in front of your nose. The hard part, according to Rob, is trying to figure out if your new idea is “weird good” or “weird bad”? And just like flying on a tiny propellor plane, the trick is to take a deep breath and just get on board — and don’t think too hard about going down in flames. Because unlike in aviation, it’s pretty likely you will.