The Ankler.
Martini Shot
Stuck in a Bad Rewrite

Stuck in a Bad Rewrite

That's how Rob Long viewed the 146-day strike. Now it's time to write our way out


This week, Rob Long loosely compares the WGA strike to being stuck on a joke, and re-imagines the last five months as a mini (bad) vacation. Now on the other side, you can think of it as a psychic break; the chance to start anew and to create the types of shows you want to help the business get back on its feet. How about mysteries? Laugh-out-loud comedies? Fewer complicated worlds and moody characters? Approach it all like you would baking sourdough bread. 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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