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Wild Kingdom: Which Hollywood Animal are You?
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Wild Kingdom: Which Hollywood Animal are You?

Execs are warthogs. Producers are hyenas. And so on. Rob Long on what he observed on safari
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This week, safari-tourist Rob Long relays how the wild animal population of Africa is essentially the quadruped analog of the entertainment business. With assorted species living in uneasy co-existence — lions, jackals, gazelles, and so on — he notes at least animals are honest about their intentions. Which make them more advanced than, say, the executives who re-neg on a green light.

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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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