Tag Archives: HBO

TV Surf Report: Actors Who Produce … (Reese, Jordan, Elizabeth!) Taking Their Careers To That Next Level

Santa Monica, CA — More and more actors are producing their own starring vehicles, setting up their own production companies, and developing material to produce but not star in, or some combo of directing/producing, etc. Studios and Networks and Streamers … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: HBO Max And What To Expect From Yet Another Blue Chip Streaming Service (Hint: Going After Women)

  Santa Monica, CA — Warner Media has announced its impending launch of its own streaming service, HBO Max, for sometime in early 2020. Heads up Disney+, Apple TV, NBC Universal Comcast, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and the rest…. So what … Continue reading

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

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 Property Titles that audiences … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: When Is Too Much TV … Just Too Much?

Santa Monica, CA — My list of TV series to watch/binge just keeps longer and longer. Not good.  There’s just too much good TV to watch! Damn the British and their well-made sex comedies! I love TV, but I feel … 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!)

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+.  The days are long … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Super Heroes, Are We Done Yet? (Answer: No, So Stop Asking!)

Santa Monica, CA — Are we there, yet? Are we done with the Super Hero shows? No? Well, I have a suggestion and a few thoughts, and maybe, a List. Meanwhile, I just can’t keep up anymore. There are so … Continue reading

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Surf Report: California Dreamin’ On A Winter’s Day – Series To Binge, Books To Revisit, and Photos for That Inevitable Surf Memoir

Santa Monica, CA — I never realized just how much writing I did at my local coffee shop on Main Street, which has been closed for two months, and that’s exactly how long it’s been since my last Post.  Yikes. … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: HBO Leads The Way In Branding in Premium Cable Where The Audience (But No Advertisers) Knows To Expect Quality

Santa Monica, CA — Know Your Brand. Cable Television has an easier time staking its claim than Broadcast or Streaming: It’s Not TV. It’s HBO! Premium Cable. HBO is the gold standard in subscription-based Television, still riding high with Quality Series, Original … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Branding In Television — Who’s Succeeding and Who’s Failing in 2017

Santa Monica, CA — These days, it’s All About Your Brand. For Networks, this is a challenge to define itself to not only its audience, but also to advertisers seeking to reach a specific audience and to creatives who seek to … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: All Hail The Return of The Spinoff

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

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