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Irreplaceable

11/22/2017
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What makes a powerful man think that anyone wants to see his naked body, for any reason?

Duration: 00:03:44


Key demos

11/8/2017
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Money and death and weight and all of the things no one wants to talk about.

Duration: 00:03:33


Cancel my subscription

11/1/2017
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Rob pitches a simple app that would change the television business forever: something that makes it easy to cancel all of those channels we pay for.

Duration: 00:03:21


Going forward

10/25/2017
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The single most important and revealing document in the entire entertainment business — understand this and you understand Hollywood: the call sheet.

Duration: 00:03:36


The trouble with Harvey

10/18/2017
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How to be an insider in the business: when you hear big, surprising news for the first time, act like you heard it months and months ago.

Duration: 00:03:40


Pixelate this

10/11/2017
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Rob learns the difference between real nudity on television, fake nudity on television, real nudity that's pixelated with blurry boxes, and fake real nudity that's pixelated with blurry boxes.

Duration: 00:03:30


Fun stuff

10/4/2017
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Rob pitches his best stuff to the town and this is what he hears: fun stuff, let us talk internally and get back to you.

Duration: 00:03:41


Present

9/27/2017
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Rob learns how to be more present, how to have a more still mind, how not to analyze everything he sees and hears by wondering if there's some angle in it for him. It's a work in progress.

Duration: 00:03:22


New Justin

9/6/2017
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Rob discovers the next Justin Bieber, because it's about time we had another one. This one is from Kazakhstan, and his name is Dimash Kudaibergenov.

Duration: 00:03:50


One year ago

8/30/2017
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The perfect way for people in the entertainment industry to read the trades without being consumed by jealousy -- or, at least, unnecessary jealousy.

Duration: 00:03:54


Not funny

8/23/2017
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Why you need a joke to cover the cross and a button to end a scene and why some people get that and some people don't.

Duration: 00:03:30


Promoted post

8/16/2017
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Rob promotes a lot of stuff on his Instagram feed, or wishes he could, if he had any followers.

Duration: 00:03:54


Bad timing

8/9/2017
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Remember the old show business adage, give the people what they want? Rob updates it: just give three million people what they want. The rest of them will be watching home remodeling shows.

Duration: 00:03:31


Running out of money

8/2/2017
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The only thing that really matters in the entertainment business isn't how much money an entertainment company has, but how long it's going to last.

Duration: 00:03:43


Lazy

7/26/2017
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How to make a lot of money investing in the one thing that all humans have in common, the one thing that draws us all together: we're kind of lazy.

Duration: 00:03:43


Eisenhower matrix

7/19/2017
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Discovering an organizational technique that the Executive Producer of World War II, Dwight Eisenhower, used when he was showrunning that multi-season action series.

Duration: 00:04:06


Despacito

7/12/2017
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Compare the brilliant business moves of Beyoncé to the not-so-brilliant moves of Justin Bieber, but of course both of them are paying attention to the end of the Hollywood monopoly, so both are making money.

Duration: 00:03:51


Lost or stolen?

7/5/2017
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How easy it is, apparently, to spend tens of millions of dollars on weird stuff and end up almost broke, and it's nice to know how easy it is to do something Rob can't afford to do.

Duration: 00:03:54


The right order

6/28/2017
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What happened when Roger Moore died a few weeks ago and set off a firestorm of debate.

Duration: 00:03:25


Reshoots

6/21/2017
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Rob talks about a 30-year-old movie and somehow makes it relevant, because the movie is relevant, because the movie makers re-shot the ending.

Duration: 00:03:23

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