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January 01, 1990 - October 08, 2012 + Martini Shot

Broke listen Download

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A friend of mine loves to reminisce about the old days, when she first moved to Hollywood to make her way in the entertainment business....

Someone's Calling Me listen Download

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The human life can be neatly divided into two halves. In the first half, when the phone rings, you think, "Oh, great!  Someone's calling me!"...

The List listen Download

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When I was trying to break into show business, and older, more experienced writer – I think he was twenty-five; I think he once had...

Sunroof listen Download

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When I first moved here – and exactly when is really none of your business – I drove a battered old Subaru station wagon, with...

Own the Day listen Download

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People love to say "Carpe Diem" or "Seize the Day," but they never tell who, exactly, to seize it from. I mean, you have to...

What's that Smell? listen Download

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For something that everyone in show business eventually has to deal with, you’d think we’d have come up with a better way to do casting....

A Moment of Prayer listen Download

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This is Rob Long with Martini Shot… on…. KCRW I am here, just a minute I have to send this one email and then I'm...

Take the Float listen Download

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Not too long ago, I worked on a project with a friend of mine.  We wrote a script together, that, despite being the best script...

They Listened to You listen Download

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For the past five years or so, I've been telling anyone who'll listen – well, boring anyone who'll listen – about my theories on the...

What's Your Social? listen Download

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When I first came to Hollywood to be a writer – and it's really none of your business when, exactly, that was – what I...

Show Business listen Download

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About a week after I started working as a television writer, a guy who had been in the business a while was telling me a...

Kick the Can listen Download

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A "first look" deal is a deal between a producer or writer-producer and a studio or network that stipulates, essentially, that in exchange for a...

Robot Baby listen Download

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Having a baby is hard, I'm told, but it can't be harder than working with a baby.  And I don't mean that metaphorically, either.

Courtesy Laugh listen Download

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The great thing about laughter – and the big reason most of the writers I know got into comedy in the first place – is...

How Funny? listen Download

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Writers in Hollywood, as I might have mentioned once or twice before, get a lot of notes. From the studio. From the network....