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TV Surf Report: Pilot Trends & What’s Getting Made

Santa Monica, CA — (Updated 07 May 2016) True Crime. Super Heroes. Adaptations. Re-boots. Pre-Sold Titles. Actor-produced comedies and dramas. These are the Trends of what’s getting made this Pilot Season. TRUE CRIME Hollywood loves to out-gross itself.  Exhibit A:  The People … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Nets Play It Safe With Pre-Sold Titles & Re-Boots Popular Among Pilot Orders

Santa Monica, CA — (Updated, 19 March 2016) Fear runs rampant through the halls of networks and streaming services as they have all these great scripts based on original ideas, and yet, they have little or no time to market them … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Actors Play Big Part of Buying Trend With Nets Relying Heavily On Scripts With Talent Attached

    Santa Monica, CA —  (Updated 19 March 2016) Buyers have been scooping up projects with Talent Attached. The list of Actors now producing/selling material is very long and growing longer by the day. Usually, there is a connection between Actor and … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Original Ideas Eke Through Season of Re-Boots, Re-Makes & Adaptations

    Santa Monica, CA — Original Ideas can still work their way through Hollywood’s obstacle course of making of Television: Nuns! Caesar! A Young Pope! Indian Rappers! Alien Congressmen! Heroic Gamers! Kung Fu! Alien Abductees! Historical Fantasy! Dark Comedy! Period … 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: Mini-Series Make A Welcome Return

Santa Monica, CA  — Welcome Back, Mini-Series. You have been missed. Same goes for you, Limited Series. Television needs to mix it up, and Longform Programming brings back viewers whose attention is, um, elsewhere. Across the Content Delivery System (CDS) … Continue reading

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