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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 prospective TV adaptations. This year, Hulu hit a creative home run (and marketing tool for … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Live from Beautiful Downtown Burbank, Surf’s Up at ScriptFest 2017

    Santa Monica, CA — Emerging Writers from all over the world converge on beautiful downtown Burbank each year in June for LA’s premiere screenwriting conference, Script Fest, aka, The Pitch Fest. And I was there. To consult. To brainstorm. … 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: Super Heroes, Sci Fi & Fantasy Still Trending Across Broadcast, Cable and Streaming Services

Santa Monica, CA — Just when you thought the small screen invasion of Super Heroes couldn’t possibly get any more crowded, look no further at the upcoming pilots and series in development featuring more DC Comics and Marvel Studios properties, among … Continue reading

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Surf Report: Movies, Books, Theatre Got Sexually Fluid With The Bromances in 2016

  Santa Monica, CA — All across Entertainment, 2016 was the Year of the Bromance. I just finished reading Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, Anne Rice’s latest entry in her uber-successful Vampire Chronicles. It’s pretty homoerotic stuff, and I … 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: Hollywood Is Star Struck By Actors Who Produce

Santa Monica, CA — Actors continue to use their clout and set up projects at the networks and streaming services.  The list grows daily, so keep checking in! (Updated 11 November 2016)   ACTORS WHO PRODUCE            Elizabeth Banks … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Holy Zeitgeist! Hollywood Is High On Pot Shows And Anthology This Development Season

Santa Monica, CA — Updated October 27th… Something is in the water in Hollywood, and it could very well be Lead (or Botox), but that’s another story.  What’s that smell, though? Meanwhile, lots of streaming services and networks seem to be drinking (and/or, … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Five Current Sales Trends in Hollywood (For Better Or Worse!)

Santa Monica, CA —  (Updated 03 November 2016) For better or worse, here are the 5 Big Trends in Hollywood’s TV Development Landscape right now: True Crime Super Heroes Actors Who Produce Remakes & Re-Boots Adaptations Let’s start with the … Continue reading

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