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

Now 'Sharknado' Will Light Up America's Homes! Syfy and Philips Announce First-Ever Transmedia Lighting Experience for 'Sharknado' and 'Sharknado 2' In-Home Screening

Posted July 24, 2014 at 7:01 AM

Press release from Syfy and Philips Lighting Communications, July 24, 2014: Just in time for the world premiere of Sharknado 2: The Second One, Syfy and Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announced the first-ever television content-focused immersive......

Wall Street Analyst Explains Why He Thinks Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Buying Time Warner Is a Bad Idea

Posted July 24, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Doug Creutz, the media analyst for venerable Wall Street broker Cowen and Company, writes about Rupert Murdoch's efforts to buy Time Warner, "We generally do not buy the rationale for why this merger would generate significant value." We found......

This Is So Bizarre: Report Says SAG Is Holding $40 Million in Residuals for Dozens of Performers It Says It Can't Find -- Including Tom Cruise, Sally Field, George Clooney, Jay Leno, Cate Blanchett and Dustin Hoffman

Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:07 AM

This is one of the oddest stories we've run into in quite a while. It's an exclusive from Deadline.com written by veteran Hollywood labor reporter Dave Robb: "Why are so many living and deceased thesps owed unclaimed residual checks......

Fox Pulls Plug on Special

Posted July 23, 2014 at 2:41 PM

The Fox Network has scrapped plans for a special that had been lined up for this fall. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the network pulled the plug on its "Jump of the Century," which was expected to......

Nothing to Do After Shark Week? The Hub Network Takes the Wraps Off Bark Week

Posted July 23, 2014 at 2:11 PM

The Hub Network has unveiled its planned follow-up to Discovery's Shark Week. The cable channel announced that its Bark Week will kick off Aug. 17, with a week of programming built around man's best friend, the dog. Bark Week......