THE SURF REPORT is a must-read email newsletter for many of the entertainment industry’s executives, producers, directors, writers, actors, managers and agents. It is written by Diane Gordon, a veteran of the TV industry who knows how and why shows get made. A passionate supporter of writers, Gordon’s point of view is savvy, smart, and informed. Watching TV with a critical eye, Gordon is known for her honest and straightforward take on the powerful medium of television. She says what she thinks but is careful not to take cheap shots. THE SURF REPORT celebrates great television, makes note of the bad shows and always tries to find new and exciting shows to watch. As the worlds of television and digital viewing merge, THE SURF REPORT also keeps readers informed of fun clips to watch online as well as where to go online if you missed a show on the air. THE SURF REPORT is a smart, independent voice in the world of television talk.
DIANE GORDON has an extensive background spanning a diverse career in the entertainment industry. Following her graduation from UCLA, Gordon began her journey in the Paramount Pictures mailroom and story department. After that, she went on to work at NBC and Columbia Pictures TV in Current Programs, where she immersed herself in the nuances of developing and producing TV shows. After attending countless table reads, runthroughs and tapings, her devotion to TV was set in stone. She moved on to Warner Bros. Television to work with Marta Kauffman and David Crane when they produced an ABC pilot COUPLES and the CBS comedy FAMILY ALBUM. Broadening her breadth of knowledge, Gordon joined 3 Arts Entertainment, working in both the talent and lit areas of the business, handling day to day coordination for actor, director and writer clients and covering the TV landscape to keep the managers informed. It was through the TV intel collected for managers that Gordon first had the inspiration for THE SURF REPORT. It wasn’t long before THE SURF REPORT evolved into an entertaining medium for keeping co-workers informed about the good, bad and ugly on TV, and with the viral nature of email, it took on a life of its own. Today, THE SURF REPORT is sent directly to studio and network executives, producers, writers, directors, actors as well as the agents, managers, lawyers and assistants who make the industry run. In a business fueled by information, THE SURF REPORT has become an invaluable and reliable source of entertainment news for the influencers and power brokers shaping the industry and Gordon is known as a passionate advocate of great TV and the people who produce it.
Gordon is also a recurring moderator for The Paley Center for Media. In November of 2009, she moderated the program for NBC’s PARKS AND RECREATION featuring Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Paul Schneider, and showrunners Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. In May 2010, Gordon moderated the program for USA’s BURN NOTICE featuring showrunner Matt Nix and actor Jeffrey Donovan. In November 2010, Gordon moderated the program for USA’s ROYAL PAINS featuring Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint, Reshma Shetty and showrunners Andrew Lenchewski and Michael Rauch.
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