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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.

TV Surf Report: Witches Are On Fire, Um, Trending …But Will Audiences Be Spellbound Or Bored to Death?

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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Film Surf Report: Super Hero Franchises Save Us From The Dog Days Of Summer

Santa Monica, CA — With the Dog Days of Summer comes a bit of a lull in big super hero franchise films, so let’s enjoy the respite and look forward to the months (and years) ahead, shall we? Interestingly, DC Comics … Continue reading

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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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