Jun 22 • 11M

Pod: 'Martini Shot'- First Position

Rob Long on how the power struggle between scheduling assistants reveals a larger kabuki theater in making TV

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In Hollywood, even the most prosaic activities often involve a complex dance of priorities, rank and egos. This week, Rob Long explains the complex politics and power moves behind setting a meeting time that works for everyone’s schedule. Yet that exercise pales in comparison to figuring out who is in what position on which project, which often requires an advanced degree in calculus to understand. But according to Rob, it’s also why you can get by just as well with a good grasp of the concept of dithering.

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