Diane Gordon

Diane Gordon has an extensive background spanning a diverse career in the
entertainment industry. Following her graduation from UCLA, Gordon began
the first chapter of her journey in the Paramount Pictures mailroom and
story department. After that, Gordon 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 permanent. She moved
on to Warner Bros. TV 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 arenas of the business, handling day to day
coordination for clients and covering the TV landscape to keep the managers
informed. It was through the TV intel collected for managers and executives
that Gordon first encountered 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 what was 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 passsionate advocate of great TV and the
people who produce it.

Recent Stories by Diane Gordon

Rock 'n' Roll Shocker: Co-Founder of One of the Biggest-Selling Bands in Music History Leaves the Band Due to Ill Health. Will He Recover? Friends Say He Is Too Sick to Play Live

Posted April 16, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Rumors have been swirling this week that a co-founder of one of the best-selling rock 'n' roll bands in history is very sick. Finally, this morning, April 16, 2014, AC/DC posted this note on its official website: "After forty......

Despite All the Recent Focus on Late-Night, One Network Is Bailing Out on the Daypart

Posted April 16, 2014 at 8:41 AM

One TV network has decided to shift gears and scrap its plans for the late-night segment, with the move coming just as the daypart is in the spotlight with recent changes at NBC and an impending reinvention at CBS.......

Tracy Morgan Is Worried About His Former '30 Rock' Co-Star

Posted April 16, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Tracy Morgan tells The New York Times Magazine that he’s worried about one of his former “30 Rock” co-stars, Alec Baldwin, and that the actor needs to “chill out.” “He was concerned about the structure of my life, and......

Report: One of the Broadcast News Anchors Is Jockeying for Big Raise

Posted April 16, 2014 at 8:29 AM

An evening news anchor who is holding down one of the top broadcast news positions is angling for a raise. Politico reports that Scott Pelley, the anchor of “CBS Evening News,” seeks a “major salary raise” when his contract......

Changes Coming to Series That Has Been Airing for 28 Years

Posted April 16, 2014 at 7:55 AM

An award-winning prime-time series is undergoing some changes after 28 years on television. Writing in The New York Times, Elizabeth Jensen reports that the PBS series “American Masters,” which has traditionally looked at the lives of American artists and......