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: My First Job As The Weekend DJ for the Local Radio Station in Hodgenville, Kentucky — Radio Days, Indeed

Santa Monica, CA — Little known fact:  When I was 16 years old, my first job was working as the Weekend DJ at the local radio station in my hometown of Hodgenville, KY. (pop. 2,500) I am sure I was just … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: True Crime Trending Despite Salacious Stories That Make For Less-Than-Compelling Entertainment

Santa Monica, CA — True Crime Is Not My Genre. For some reason, I actively shy away from these dramas especially when I lived through the years involving the court case or the television coverage of the murder, crime or … Continue reading

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Style Surf Report: Rafael Nadal Rocks Fashion (And Business) Both On And Off The Court — Vamos!

Santa Monica, CA — This week, the tennis world slides into Paris and the terre battue of Roland Garros, aka, The French Open.  And as you know, dear Readers, when I’m not surfing, I am most likely playing Tennis. Rafael Nadal, a … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day…

If you need me, I’ll be at the pool.  

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TV Surf Report: Pilot Season – The Good. The Bad. The Creatively Challenged, aka, The Ugly.

Santa Monica, CA — Seems the networks and streaming services are not quite done with Super Heroes, are sticking with struggling new series longer, and are ordering more and more pilots with some sort of built-in marketability (i.e., re-makes or spin-offs). FX … Continue reading

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Surf Report: Mother’s Day Is A Day To Get Creative When Mom Has Exited Stage Right…How I Handle A Difficult Day

Santa Monica, CA – Just got an email from Peets Coffee alerting me that today is the Last Day to Order Mother’s Day Gifts with Free Shipping! There is no Reply function available to this email, but if there were, … Continue reading

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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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