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: Super Hero Series Still Trending … And The Newest And Most Welcome Super Power Is Diversity (Thanks, Marvel!)

{Updated, Aug. 24, 2019} Santa Monica, CA — Marvel blew everyone away with its film and television slate announcement at the just-concluded San Diego Comic-Con and D23 Expo. The best news is the newest super power in both television and … 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 Kingsman 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 And Audiences Are Spellbound

{Sept. 10, 2019} Santa Monica, CA — Move over Vampires, Zombies, and Donald Trump, Witches are making a big comeback on the small screen(s). That Hollywood Zeitgeist strikes again as broadcast networks, streaming services, and cable all seem to be … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Blame The Re-Boot Craze On Success … And Fear

{Updated, Sept. 10, 2019} 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 … 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 Winter Of Our Discontent …

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 — Those recent Ridgecrest earthquakes were pretty darn powerful:  7.1 followed by thousands of aftershocks. The years of being reminded that Los Angeles is in the Hot Zone, and that we are way overdue for a major … 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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