The Ankler.
Martini Shot
Optimism and Gratitude

Optimism and Gratitude

Rob Long on how to manage 'incomplete success' in hard times


Best thing about the entertainment industry, according to an old saying, is that they can kill you, but they're not allowed to eat you. It’s stark reminder to focus on the positive — something hard to do these days in Hollywood. Today, the industry sorely lacks optimism, says Rob. How to get it back? Harness the memory of your early-career freedom, when you were young, driving a Daihatsu and your credit card was getting declined. Rob explains.

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The Ankler.
Martini Shot
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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