Author Archives: Surfing Hollywood

About Surfing Hollywood

Steve La Rue is an internationally recognized leader in Film & Television with 20+ years experience as a Development Executive championing such series as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Battlestar Galactica, and Farscape. He writes, blogs, and consults on All Things TransMedia from his home at the beach in Santa Monica, CA, where he balances his life by surfing every damn day.

TV Surf Report: When Is Too Much TV … Just Too Much?

Santa Monica, CA — My list of TV series to watch/binge just keeps longer and longer. Not good.  There’s just too much good TV to watch! Damn the British and their well-made sex comedies! I love TV, but I feel … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Take A Bite Out Of Apple TV’s Upcoming Development Slate Of Original Programming…

    Santa Monica, CA — Apple TV  launches March 25th,  but the newest addition to our Streaming World has a lot of exciting programming in development that we can watch soon on our phones*, watches, tablets and various other … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: It’s Not TV, But Are We Still Into HBO? (Yes, But We Are Seeing Other People!)

Santa Monica, CA — HBO, aka, Home Box Office, is being challenged right and left for its blue chip real estate in TV by rival companies such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Hulu and the forthcoming Disney+.  The days are long … Continue reading

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Surf Report: Santa Monica Remains The Home of the Homeless, But The City Is Determined to Solve This Crisis

    5:45 AM – Santa Monica, CA – My bed is warm and cozy this morning, and I feel extra grateful for this seemingly ordinary comfort as it’s a cold 53 degrees outside where nearly a thousand people are … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Ten Original Ideas That Could Break Through The Cluster of Reboots In 2019 …

Steve La Rue highlights 10 Original Concepts in development for TV, a rarity these days of Reboots, Spinoffs, and Super Heroes. Huzzah, Creativity! Continue reading

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Travel Surf Report: 72 Hours In Park City

Steve La Rue’s annual trek to Park City, Utah does not disappoint! Good snow, sunny skies, outdoor firepits and hot tubs, and bourbon. The Brothers La Rue return to the Wasatch. Continue reading

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Travel Surf Report: 72 Hours In La Rue County, My Old Kentucky Home … The Garden Spot of the Universe

Steve La Rue, a native son of La Rue County, KY, returns home to celebrate his 55th birthday and to rake some leaves. He did not expect an Ice Storm or Snow. Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Super Hero Series Still Trending … {Xena War Cry!!! or Defeated Sigh}

Santa Monica, CA — Just when you thought we’d satiated the audience’s hunger for Super Heroes with the ever-expanding but aging Arrowverse comes the DC Universe and Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, Disney+, which I think will be a big big … Continue reading

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Film Surf Report: In 2020, Movie Heroes Will Be Super And Not All Will Be Wearing Capes (Unless Fur-Lined And/or Pink). It’s Kingsman Vs Elle Woods!

Santa Monica, CA — In 2020, Super Heroes arrive in the guise of Elle Woods, James Bond and Hercule Poirot. For actors Reese Witherspoon, Daniel Craig, and Kenneth Branagh, these iconic characters are their super hero roles, only without the … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Hollywood Loves True Crime, The Trend That Keeps On Trending…

Santa Monica, CA — Lately every day in America, I feel as though I wake up to yet another True Crime story the moment I turn on National Public Radio:  What has POTUS done today? Which Hollywood mogul has resigned … Continue reading

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