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TV Surf Report: Hollywood Continues To Adapt (For All Platforms)

{Updated Sept. 26, 2019} Santa Monica, CA — Thanks to HBO and to the uber-successful Game of Thrones, the Adaptation Trend has been in full-swing for several years now as Hollywood seeks to break through all the clutter with Intellectual … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: It’s Not TV, But Are We Still Into HBO? (Yes, But We Are Seeing Other People!)

{Updated Sept. 28, 2019} Santa Monica, CA — HBO, aka, Home Box Office, is being challenged right and left for its blue chip real estate in TV by rival companies such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Hulu and the forthcoming Disney+.Β  … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: All Hail The Return of The Spinoff

Santa Monica, CA — Blame uber-producerΒ Norman Lear for TV’s current trend of taking a successful series and creating a spin-off of that show.Β  In the ’70s, Lear created All in the Family for CBS which successfully spun off Maude, Good … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Praise Be! Hollywood Continues to Adapt Books, Graphic Novels and Podcasts

Santa Monica, CA — Oh, we never take the book, a high-profile literary agent told me recently in a meeting about shopping best-selling books and their prospectiveΒ TV adaptations. This year, Hulu hit a creative home run (and marketing tool for … Continue reading

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