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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.

Beach Surf Report: Something’s Wild Across from Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica

Santa Monica , CA — Across the Bike Path from the Annenberg Community Beach House in North Santa Monica, is a non-descript, enclosed section of beach adjacent to an unused lifeguard tower not yet ready for Summer. There’s no Signage. To … Continue reading

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Food Surf Report: Celebrating Nowruz, Persian New Year and Seasonal Cooking at Spring in DTLA

Santa Monica, CA —  On Monday of this past week, I had painful Gum Surgery. By Friday, I had my first real meal in days, and it was outstanding. When the Universe (or rather, your public radio station) offers you a complimentary … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: In Praise of Outlander, Men In Kilts, Cable Television, and Adaptations

Santa Monica, CA — Recently, I binge-watched the first season of Starz Channel’s compelling historical fantasy drama Outlander. I realize I am kinda late to this Praise Party, but Tha sin sgoinneil sgeulachdan! which of course, is Gaelic for That is pure … Continue reading

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Style Surf Report: Dressing Like Roger Federer, Mens Tennis’ G.O.A.T, Will Set Ya Back A Pretty Penny On or Off The Court

Santa Monica, CA — When I am not surfing, I love to play tennis, and it’s one of the very few sports I consistently watch on TV. This past week, the world’s best players showcased the sport in Key Biscayne … Continue reading

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Film Surf Report: Disney Fables Are Still A Man’s World Even When It’s A Girl’s

     Santa Monica, CA — Disney has a curious problem with its Princesses:  Their stories are being told from a man’s POV. Tale as old as Time: Fairy Tale about a young girl is adapted for the big screen by … Continue reading

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Film Surf Report: Audiences with Super Hero Fatigue Syndrome Must Get Used to Universes and 44 Movies by 2020

Santa Monica, CA — Is it Me, or is it getting harder to keep track of all the big franchise super hero flicks these days:  44 movies (and counting) over the next four years?!  This audience member has Super Hero Fatigue … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Super Heroes, Sci Fi & Fantasy Still Trending Across Broadcast, Cable and Streaming Services

Santa Monica, CA — Just when you thought the small screen invasion of Super Heroes couldn’t possibly get any more crowded, look no further at the upcoming pilots and series in development featuring more DC Comics and Marvel Studios properties, among … Continue reading

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