"One of the new generation of 'bright lights.' He’s globally-conscious,
young, talented and educating the masses." - New Media Rockstars
July 29, 2014
Here’s a round-up of some recent work including some of my favorite moments from Acting Disruptive, appearances on The Young Turks network, and much more.
April 14, 2014
The 2014 GOOD 100
Thrilled to be in the current issue of GOOD Magazine as part of their annual GOOD 100 in partnership with Gap!
GOOD’s annual list honors 100 innovators, each of whom is tackling present-day problems and issues, offering up his or her own creative, tangible solutions to push our world forward.
Hailing from over 35 different countries, these 100 visionaries span a wide spectrum of fields and disciplines.
December 9, 2013
Entertainment Weekly’s “Best Streaming Shows of 2013”
Thrilled to announce that Acting Disruptive has been named one of Entertainment Weekly’s "best streaming shows of 2013"! We are honored to be listed alongside some pretty incredible shows, including the latest flagship series’ from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Yahoo!
Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, TV personality, and most recently the creator and host of Acting Disruptive
, a collaboration with AOL and Tribeca Enterprises. The series, which marked Tribeca's first-ever foray into original content, became a viral hit, and AOL's most successful video series launch to date netting over 26 million views. Entertainment Weekly
called it one of the "best streaming shows of 2013" and Forbes
described it as "two parts big ideas, one part late night talk show". Acting Disruptive features well-known artist-innovators including Olivia Wilde, Jared Leto, Rainn Wilson, Jessica Alba, Moby, and Russell Simmons.
A self-proclaimed "wonderjunkie" (also the title of his blog), Max often writes and speaks on topics of science, innovation, and technology. A go-to source of insight in a rapidly changing media landscape, he has appeared on Bloomberg TV, E!, Pivot, HuffPost Live, and regularly appears on panels on The Young Turks—YouTube's largest news network. He studied improv at UCB in NYC. His work has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, Details, Fast Company, Bullett Magazine, The Huffington Post, and many more. Max is a regular contributor to Psychology Today.
Lugavere got his start when he landed his own TV show straight out of college, becoming a prominent face of Al Gore's Current TV where he hosted and produced hundreds of hours of content during its most ambitious and Emmy-winning years. He may have even starred in a Gap campaign.
Max resides in New York City.