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: 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 … {Defeated Sigh}

Santa Monica, CA — Just when you thought we’d reached the bottom of the proverbial barrel with the Arrowverse comes the DC Universe and Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, Disney+. RIP, Stan Lee.  Thank You for everything. Excelsior! Television is about … 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 James Bond 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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TV Surf Report: Witches Are On Fire, Um, Trending …But Will Audiences Be Spellbound?

Santa Monica, CA — Move over Vampires, Zombies, and Donald Trump, Witches are about to make a big comeback on the small screen(s). That Hollywood Zeitgeist strikes again as broadcast networks, streaming services, and cable all seem to be whipping … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Blame The Re-Boot Craze On The Success Of Battlestar Galactica, Hawaii Five-O, Will & Grace … And Fear

Santa Monica, CA — I finally got around to watching Netflix’ reboot of Lost in Space, one of my all-time childhood favorite TV series. The pilot felt (and looked) a bit drab introducing me to the The Robinsons, putting them … Continue reading

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Surf Report: Man Seeks Coffee Shop

          Santa Monica, CA — Local Man Seeks Area Coffee Shop. Must Open Early (Surfers Hours!)  Coffee Should Be Strong! Discounted Prices For Regulars A+ Please Respond In Comments Section Below If Your Shop Is Available … Continue reading

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Film Surf Report: Five Movies Starring Female Leads That Hollywood Needs To Make Now (And The Sooner, The Better)

Santa Monica, CA — I recently read all six novels of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series*, a fantasy series that starts out with a boy becoming a wizard but ends with that boy’s future wife and adopted daughter leading … Continue reading

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