Tag Archives: Television

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

{Updated Sept. 17, 2019} 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 … 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)

[Updated, Aug. 19, 2019} 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 … Continue reading

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

{Updated Sept. 10, 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: When Is Too Much TV … Just Too Much?

{Updated Aug. 25, 2019} 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 … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Take A Bite Out Of Apple TV’s Upcoming Development Slate Of Original Programming…

    {Updated Sept. 10, 2019} Santa Monica, CA — Apple TV  launches November 1 and will cost $4.99/mo. The newest addition to our Streaming World has a lot of exciting programming in development that we can watch soon on … 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: Ten Original Ideas That Could Break Through The Cluster of Reboots In 2019 …

Steve La Rue highlights 10 Original Concepts in development for TV, a rarity these days of Reboots, Spinoffs, and Super Heroes. Huzzah, Creativity! Continue reading

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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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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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