The Ankler.
Martini Shot
'This TOTALLY Works'
'This TOTALLY Works'
Rob Long on Hollywood's most-coveted script note


In Hollywood, writers never really believe that they’ve got nothing on the page. Even when you hear them all say, “we got nothing.” That’s why, as Rob explains, rewrites of existing scripts can go on for years — all in the quest for that one teeny tiny note scrawled in the margin that lets you know everything is okay.

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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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