Author Archives: Surfing Hollywood

About Surfing Hollywood

Steve La Rue is an internationally recognized leader in Film & Television with 20+ years experience as a Development Executive championing such series as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Battlestar Galactica, and Farscape. He writes, blogs, and consults on All Things TransMedia from his home at the beach in Santa Monica, CA, where he balances his life by surfing every damn day.

Happy Groundhog Day: Six More Weeks of Winter

Santa Monica, CA — Groundhog Day! Of course, my thoughts drift to Groundhog Hill and to my hometown of Hodgenville, KY, a spot my Father, James D. La Rue Jr. (1919-2014), frequently and lovingly called The Garden Spot of the Universe.  I … Continue reading

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Happy Groundhog Day!

Santa Monica, CA — Hello and Happy Groundhog Day, Readers. Let us gather together and rejoice at the news of an Early Spring from our distant relation, Punxsutawney Phil, who did NOT see his shadow earlier this morning atop Gobbler’s Knob. … Continue reading

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July: The Month of Zinnias And Absent Friends

   Santa Monica, CA — Yesterday, a post from The Old Farmer’s Almanac popped up on my Facebook feed:  “Meaning of Flowers & Symbolic Language.” I scanned a few familiar Herbs:  Mint (Virtue), Rosemary (Remembrance), Thyme (Strength).  Then, there it … Continue reading

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Full Moons & Surfing Groundhogs

   Santa Monica, CA — Today’s Flower Moon towers over the Pacific Ocean as I pedal my rust-covered beach cruiser bicycle to nearby Peet’s Coffee on Main Street.  A piping hot, delicious Latte awaits.  Even at 5 AM, Life is good. … Continue reading

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Groundhog Hill Goes Internationale…

    Personal Stories Matter. Mine caught the attention of Forward/Story, a collaborative writers’ lab that has invited me along with 19 other Storytellers from around the World to Costa Rica to problem-solve and to explore the future of Story.  http://www.forwardslashstory.comContinue reading

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More Stories from GroundHog Hill….

If you are in LA on Sat., Jan. 31st, swing by Muse on 8th around 7:30 PM.  I am honored to be one of the featured Storytellers in a wonderful evening at Muse Literary Salon curated by Alex Stein. Of course, … Continue reading

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GroundHog Hill Goes Hollywood….

Next week, I am honored to be a featured Storyteller in PINATA, the wonderful Christine Schoenwald’s fantastic celebration of the Spoken Word.  It’s a great Personal Essay Show, and the topics run the gamut. I’ll be reading excerpts from Notes … Continue reading

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