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! Meaning: after this shot is done, we’re calling it a day. After this shot, you get your martini. 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. Stories about Hollywood and the media, about living and working in the entertainment business, and about living and working in general. And like a good martini, they’re short enough to enjoy more than one.