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.

Surf Report: What’s To Eat In Your Earthquake Kit? (Now is a Good Time to Stock Up on Beefaroni)

Santa Monica, CA — The current LA Heatwave and the years of being reminded that Los Angeles is in the Hot Zone that is way overdue for a major quake has started me thinking about Earthquake Preparedness. I have a … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Adaptations Of Podcasts, Games, Graphic Novels & Music Have Hollywood Aflutter (Books Are Still Cool, Though)

Santa Monica, CA — The Adaptation Trend has been in full-swing for several years now as Hollywood seeks to break through all the clutter with Intellectual Property Titles that audiences are already predisposed to like (and will thereby, tune in). … Continue reading

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Surf Report: An American (Surfer) in Paris – Epilogue

Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it. —  Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast Paris — The month-long stay has come to a close.  That last bottle of Red Wine has been drunk and … Continue reading

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Surf Report: An American (Surfer) In Paris – Part 3

    Week Three: In The Groove Paris — I have got it together now. Am getting up early. Am going for walks along The Seine. Paris sleeps in. Those red wine comas have that effect on ya. This river … Continue reading

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An American (Surfer) In Paris – Continued

             Day 10: My Feet Are Killing Me. Paris — I live at the beach in Santa Monica, CA, so when I think about going on holiday, I don’t want to go to the beaches … Continue reading

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Tech Surf Report: Westworld’s Robots and the Virtual Reality of Ready Player One Could Be Here Sooner Than You Think

    Paris — Cybersecurity. Artificial Intelligence. Ethics. Mobility. Transparency. These are the hot button issues discussed this week at the impressive campus of Station F, home to France’s premiere private sector-funded start ups, where Bloomberg’s Technology division assembled an … Continue reading

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Surf Report: An American (Surfer) in Paris

     The Pacific Ocean is still really cold.  There has been very little surf all Winter.  So, while the Spring winds warm the water, I am off on holiday in search of Friends, Fromage, and A Moveable Feast. Day … Continue reading

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Surf Report: Another Mother’s Day, Another Onslaught of Emails Asking You To Buy Stuff (Which Is Annoying When Your Mom Is Dead!)

Paris, France — For the last several weeks, the emails have been arriving fast and furious urging me to not forget to buy something for Mom. Take Mom to Brunch! Buy Mom Some Flowers! It’s Not Too Late to Celebrate … Continue reading

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TV & Film Surf Report: (Don’t) Be Scared – Horror Is Now Trending On All Screens Which Is Great News For Killer Clowns, Swamp Things, And Creepy Dolls

Santa Monica, CA — With the recent success at the box office of the innovative trifecta of movies A Quiet Place, Get Out, and Stephen King’s It, the Horror genre is on quite a roll. So much so, I have … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Super Heroes, Are We Done Yet? (Answer: No, So Stop Asking!)

Santa Monica, CA — Are we there, yet? Are we done with the Super Hero shows? No? Well, I have a suggestion and a few thoughts, and maybe, a List. Meanwhile, I just can’t keep up anymore. There are so … Continue reading

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