Tag Archives: Adaptations

TV Surf Report: Oh, God(s) — Religion & Faith are Trending and Make For Topical, Compelling & Entertaining Storytelling

Santa Monica, CA — Anyone else notice that God is trending in TV right now? If you like a little Irreverence with your Reverence, then dear Reader, you are in Luck as Religion, Faith, Mythology, and Historical Fiction are available … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Pilot Season – The Good. The Bad. The You Know What.

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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TV Surf Report: Is It Too Late for The Vampire Lestat — The Next Game of Thrones or Yesterday’s Vampire?

Santa Monica, CA – Yesterday, author Anne Rice announced via her Facebook page that she is bringing her most famous character, The Vampire Lestat, to Television. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fannericefanpage%2Fposts%2F10154794260300452&width=500“>Anne Rice Announcement on Facebook After unsuccessfully re-launching the film franchise after two disastrous … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Hollywood Is Less Afraid of Adaptations So We Should All Read More — Blame George R. R. Martin

Santa Monica, CA — (Updated 06 January 2017)  Hollywood loves a good book, especially when it’s a best-seller that has a built-in audience who will tune in when Television adapts it into a Series. Exhibit A:  Game of Thrones by … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Orders for Adaptations Continue Hot Trend This Script Development Season

  (Updated 04 April 2016) Santa Monica, CA — Hollywood loves a good book, a hot play, re-boot, re-make, dark comic, hit song, magazine article, standup comedy routine, web series , and music video. It’s not that Tinseltown doesn’t love original stories anymore, it’s … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Fair To Good Conditions With Lots of Trends To Watch Like Adaptations And Super Heroes

Santa Monica, CA — (Updated 15 January 2015) The Fall Television Season has just premiered, but networks and digital platforms are already buying new shows and ordering scripts to keep the production machine going. Two Major Trends are emerging thus … Continue reading

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TV Pilot Season 2015: Hollywood Adapts! Publishers Rejoice As Original Scripts Take Back Seat To Adaptations

Santa Monica, CA — At last count, 43 of this year’s crop of television pilots are adaptations of popular works, and not just books. Comics, documentaries, song catalogs, telenovelas, video games, magazine articles and digital novels are getting some network love, as well. … Continue reading

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