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Writer, TV Producer, and Author; Screenwriter for Long-Running TV Show, "Cheers"

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Rob Long is a writer and television producer in Hollywood. As a screenwriter and executive producer for the long-running television program Cheers, he received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations in 1992 and 1993. Long created the television show George & Leo, among others. Long graduated from Yale University in 1987. After graduation, he studied for two years at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, where he later served as an Adjunct Professor of screenwriting.

Long started his career as a screenwriter for the television show Cheers in 1990, and became an executive producer for the show in 1992. During his tenure, the show won two Emmys and two Golden Globes. Long received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations in 1992 and 1993. After Cheers ended in 1993, Long formed a television production company with his Cheers collaborator and fellow Emmy nominee Dan Staley. Together, they created the television show George & Leo, starring Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsch, for CBS. They also created Love & Money for CBS and Men, Women & Dogs for The WB Television Network. In addition to their show creation work, Long and his partner served as creative consultants on numerous shows.

Beginning in 1993, Long wrote a fortnightly political satire column for National Review titled Letters from Al. Written anonymously, the majority of these columns purported to be personal letters from Vice President Al Gore to his friend "Rusty", an academic researcher living in a Brazilian rainforest. The letters revealed insider information about government figures, as well as humorous speculation on their roles in public controversies. Occasionally the letters were from other political figures, such as George Bush and Dick Morris, and on occasion the column purported to be the transcript of a police wiretap. National Review maintained the author's anonymity throughout the Clinton presidency, revealing Long's identity only after George Bush was inaugurated in 2001.

Long is now a contributing editor for National Review, where he writes the fortnightly column The Long View. He comments on political and social topics, especially mass media and Hollywood politics. He is also a contributor to TIME,Newsweek International, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times.

Long hosts the syndicated radio show Martini Shot, where he provides news and opinion on the film industry, as well as interviews with notable subjects. Broadcast weekly, the show originates at Los Angeles NPR station KCRW.[8] The show's title is a Hollywood term for the final scene of the day on a film production set. In addition, Long regularly appears on political commentary shows.

In 2008, Long started a political news and commentary website, RobinsonandLong.com, in collaboration with Peter Robinson, author and former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan. In 2010, Robinson and Long launched a new, more interactive website, Ricochet, featuring a news feed in the model of Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. The site features approximately 40 contributors from conservative publications, such as National Review and The Weekly Standard, who start conversation threads open to commentary and discussion. In order to encourage earnest and respectful discussion, only paying members of the site are allowed to comment, and a code of conduct is enforced.

Long is the author of two books. His first, Conversations with My Agent, is a memoir of his early career. Published in 1998, it provides extensive advice for aspiring scriptwriters, and has become a "cult classic". His second book, Set Up, Joke, Set Up, Joke, is a further memoir of his entertainment industry experiences, and was published in 2005.

Long serves on the board of directors of The American Cinema Foundation, a "Los Angeles-based non-profit arts organization created to nurture and reward television and feature-film projects that promote democratic pluralism and inclusion."

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Conversations with My Agent (and Set Up, Joke, Set Up, Joke)

Conversations with My Agent (and Set Up, Joke, Set Up, Joke)

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Rob Long

Writer, TV Producer, and Author; Screenwriter for Long-Running TV Show, "Cheers"

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Rob Long Biography

Rob Long is a writer and television producer in Hollywood. As a screenwriter and executive producer for the long-running television program Cheers, he received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations in 1992 and 1993. Long created the television show George & Leo, among others. Long graduated from Yale University in 1987. After graduation, he studied for two years at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, where he later served as an Adjunct Professor of screenwriting.

Long started his career as a screenwriter for the television show Cheers in 1990, and became an executive producer for the show in 1992. During his tenure, the show won two Emmys and two Golden Globes. Long received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations in 1992 and 1993. After Cheers ended in 1993, Long formed a television production company with his Cheers collaborator and fellow Emmy nominee Dan Staley. Together, they created the television show George & Leo, starring Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsch, for CBS. They also created Love & Money for CBS and Men, Women & Dogs for The WB Television Network. In addition to their show creation work, Long and his partner served as creative consultants on numerous shows.

Beginning in 1993, Long wrote a fortnightly political satire column for National Review titled Letters from Al. Written anonymously, the majority of these columns purported to be personal letters from Vice President Al Gore to his friend "Rusty", an academic researcher living in a Brazilian rainforest. The letters revealed insider information about government figures, as well as humorous speculation on their roles in public controversies. Occasionally the letters were from other political figures, such as George Bush and Dick Morris, and on occasion the column purported to be the transcript of a police wiretap. National Review maintained the author's anonymity throughout the Clinton presidency, revealing Long's identity only after George Bush was inaugurated in 2001.

Long is now a contributing editor for National Review, where he writes the fortnightly column The Long View. He comments on political and social topics, especially mass media and Hollywood politics. He is also a contributor to TIME,Newsweek International, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times.

Long hosts the syndicated radio show Martini Shot, where he provides news and opinion on the film industry, as well as interviews with notable subjects. Broadcast weekly, the show originates at Los Angeles NPR station KCRW.[8] The show's title is a Hollywood term for the final scene of the day on a film production set. In addition, Long regularly appears on political commentary shows.

In 2008, Long started a political news and commentary website, RobinsonandLong.com, in collaboration with Peter Robinson, author and former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan. In 2010, Robinson and Long launched a new, more interactive website, Ricochet, featuring a news feed in the model of Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. The site features approximately 40 contributors from conservative publications, such as National Review and The Weekly Standard, who start conversation threads open to commentary and discussion. In order to encourage earnest and respectful discussion, only paying members of the site are allowed to comment, and a code of conduct is enforced.

Long is the author of two books. His first, Conversations with My Agent, is a memoir of his early career. Published in 1998, it provides extensive advice for aspiring scriptwriters, and has become a "cult classic". His second book, Set Up, Joke, Set Up, Joke, is a further memoir of his entertainment industry experiences, and was published in 2005.

Long serves on the board of directors of The American Cinema Foundation, a "Los Angeles-based non-profit arts organization created to nurture and reward television and feature-film projects that promote democratic pluralism and inclusion."

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rob Long for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rob Long, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rob Long or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rob Long?

    Booking fees for Rob Long, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rob Long, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rob Long?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rob Long for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rob Long for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rob Long or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rob Long or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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