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by Rob Long


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Interspersing the book with conversations with his agent and writing in the style of a TV script, Long imparts the . This book includes a series (most probably apocryphal) of conversations with Rob Long's agent(s) which sheds light on his world.

Interspersing the book with conversations with his agent and writing in the style of a TV script, Long imparts the "inside" story on getting a TV deal, "one of those entertainment industry creations that. will decide, 'What the hell, I may as well create a hit television show. It was a quick read and funny, but mostly grin and nod funny, not laugh so that those around you think you are demented funny.

Interspersing the book with conversations with his agent and writing in the style of a TV script, Long imparts . Rob Long probably made some enemies with the stories related here, but I thank him. A must-read for anyone interested in TV writing & production.

I enjoy Rob Long's occasional journalism, and I enjoy reading about Hollywood, which seems a strange and irrational world. This, I didn't enjoy so much.

Appeals to an enormous market including aspiring writers, screenwriters, producers, and directors. I enjoy Rob Long's occasional journalism, and I enjoy reading about Hollywood, which seems a strange and irrational world. Long stitches together fragments that aren't.

This book includes a series (most probably apocryphal) of conversations with Rob Long's agent(s) which sheds .

This book includes a series (most probably apocryphal) of conversations with Rob Long's agent(s) which sheds light on his world. I knew about Rob Long from his podcasts and his articles, and purchased this book because it was mention by somebody on one of these podcasts, either GLOP or Ricochet.

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In 1993 Rob Long wrote about being a young TV scriptwriter coming off Cheers and finding himself mired in the inner circles of. .

In 1993 Rob Long wrote about being a young TV scriptwriter coming off Cheers and finding himself mired in the inner circles of development hell, forced to explain every spontaneous joke until the life had been crushed out of it. What had changed in 30 years? The managers had taken over the talent, monetising television's most unquantifiable quality: what makes people laugh.

Conversations with my agent. With its departure, Rob left the Hollywood heavens for . by. Long, Rob. Publication date. development hell-a limbo-land reserved for out-of-work writers with cell phones that never ring. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on December 13, 2011.

An account by a former writer and producer of the hit television show Cheers follows him as he tries to secure another deal in Hollywood, answer the endless calls from his agent, and maybe write something.

Comments: (7)

Jockahougu
This book includes a series (most probably apocryphal) of conversations with Rob Long's agent(s) which sheds light on his world. It was a quick read and funny, but mostly grin and nod funny, not laugh so that those around you think you are demented funny. I knew about Rob Long from his podcasts and his articles, and purchased this book because it was mention by somebody on one of these podcasts, either GLOP or Ricochet. This book is apolitical, but exhibited the mild manner and common sense that I had heard from the author in the aforementioned podcasts. Now understand:this book is no earth shattering epic, and it is probably will not classified as a classic, but it made me want to know the author better. He appeared to be the type of person I would want to have as a friend.
Brightcaster
A realistic, funny look inside the bizness of being a) a Junior Writer for TV, and, b) graduating to show-runner and the frustrating personalities
one encounters. Told in a wry, slangy voice, Rob Long never loses his humor, gives a dynamic snapshot of an industry built on emotional quicksand. Most enjoyable if you're interested in this milieu.
Aria
Funny and insightful. The two books together works very well - hard to believe he didn't write them like that! Rob Long probably made some enemies with the stories related here, but I thank him. A must-read for anyone interested in TV writing & production.
godlike
This quick read is full of funny scenes as the author labors to bring his sitcom onto the air. He has a rare (in Hollywood) modesty; he drops no names although he badmouths no one.
He doesn't even name the sitcom he managed to get on the air and which he discusses throughout the book (it was PIG STY, which ran on UPN for a season).
He's currently producing LOVE AND MONEY for CBS.
Goltigor
Rob Long's agent is one funny guy. And the two play well off each other. Delightfully charming. Wish there were a sequel in the works. Would work well as an audio book, I think.
Captain America
Hilarious book. Anyone who enjoys Rob Long on the Ricochet podcasts will eat it up.
Olwado
Life in Hollywood as a writer: terror, fear and loathing (especially of other writers), many good stories, and a lot of laughter. Wonderful.
Great book, written in an unusual witty style. He admits some of his luck to get in the business and how quickly it can be taken away. I recommend this book for anyone wanting to know more about the business AND be entertained.
Conversations with My Agent download epub
Humor
Author: Rob Long
ISBN: 052594222X
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Humor
Language: English
Publisher: Dutton Adult; 1st edition (January 1, 1997)
Pages: 192 pages