Double Brunch with JBUS!

Hello everyone, I have a fun post to share with you this morning. I have been a bit incognito lately. No, I did not fall off the face of the planet. I've been busy working on new projects and with new clients. Which is awesome because I will have some fun content to share with you VERY soon. 

In the meantime, I shot this hilarious sketch video with my pals, Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin. This slapstick duo has grown quite a bit since the last time I posted about them. So, it was fun shooting with them at YouTube Studios (I love that fucking studio). I was joined by my assistant Victoria who was nice enough to grab some behind the scenes photos. 

Same brunch, different date. Just Between Us is a love advice show and channel by best friends and comedians Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn. They post new videos Mondays and Thursdays.

JBUS MERCH: http://bit.ly/1d0klzE

Cast: 
Alex Lewis https://www.youtube.com/i8athumbtack
Miles Cooper https://twitter.com/mileslcooper
Rob Michael Hugel - https://twitter.com/robmichaelhugel
Sierra Santana - https://twitter.com/VivaLaSantana
Igor Hiller - https://twitter.com/igorhiller
CJ Johnson - https://twitter.com/cjjohnsonjr
Nate Williams - https://twitter.com/natewilliams99
Dan DeLorenzo - https://twitter.com/dandelo
Rachel Retha Middleton - https://twitter.com/rachelretha
Garrett Werner - https://twitter.com/gr8whitehoprah

Shot by: Miles Cooper and Jarrett Sullivan https://twitter.com/jarrettsullivan
Edited by: Alex Lewis


20 Modern-Day Mad Men & Women On The Legacy Of 'Mad Men'

Mad Men is one of my all-time favorite shows. Now that it's coming to an end, many people are talking about its cultural impact. Especially within the world of creatives, entrepreneurs, and advertising/marketing professionals. Because of this, Momentology interviewed "20 Modern-Day Mad Men & Women On The Legacy of 'Mad Men'". I was fortunate enough to make the cut. See my thoughts on the show's impact here (I'm #20, they saved the best for last, lol).


Weekly Roundup // 2.15-2.20.15

Welcome to my weekly roundup of all that is awesome from this week (2.15-2.20.15)! This was a fun week full of images, trailers, and new developments to share. Check it out:


PR Daily found that 68% of HR managers in the U.S. think it’s OK for your desk to be messy. Some said it’s a sign of a creative person. However, 32% indicated they wondered whether a worker with a messy desk is organized and effective. Well, I got quoted and let them know that I keep a neat desk. Although... it never starts that way and the beginning of a new day. Read more here to see my full quote.


Fact. James Cameron's Aliens is one of my all-time favorite movies. For all of you writers and filmmakers out there, if you want a prime example about pacing... look no further. It's the perfect blueprint for stacking the odds against your hero with each obstacle they overcome. Another fact. I fucking loved District 9. I have been a fan of Neil Blomkamp's since the early days of his short films (some of which directly influenced his feature films). So. NEW fact... Neil Blomkamp is officially going to direct the next installment in the Aliens franchise. I'm so thrilled to see what he's going to do with the series. I advice you to look up how this all came together because Blomkamp pretty much pitched his concept for a new film through Instagram. It went viral. Then picked up by media outlets. Now, he's got a new movie. Smart.


Director, Zack Snyder busted a move in the middle of the night and released the first official image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman on Twitter and... he looks dope as hell. BUT, DC wasn't the only one to provide an inside scoop into an upcoming franchise film. Bryan Singer (who by the way is really mastering social media) showed off some concept artwork for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse film. 

                                                                  Jason Momoa is Aquaman. #UniteTheSeven

                                                                 Jason Momoa is Aquaman. #UniteTheSeven


House of Cards may not have made my Top TV Shows of 2014 list but, that doesn't mean I don't love it. I can't wait to see what it looks like for the Underwoods to be in charge. From the teaser trailers and leaked footage, this 3rd season looks like it's shaping up to be a knock out. 


Madeline Stone wrote a fantastic piece on the Silicon Beach movement. I highly recommend you check it out: See why more startups than ever are setting up shop on the beach in Los Angeles. I think it offers some real insight into what's happening out here with tech startups. Besides the awesome weather, it's pretty cool being a part of the growing tech movement in L.A.


Mad Men was highly influential in my desire to be more of a presence in marketing/advertising. Mad Men really highlighted that marketing is simply a different form of storytelling. Now Mad Men is heading into its final run of episodes and if this new trailer is any indication it's going to be... groovy. BTW, I laughed my ass off when I saw Pete. Jesus. That's one miserable bastard. 


I live tweeted #SNL40 last Sunday and it was so much fun to watch. Nostaligic really. I saw literally everyone I wanted to see. Including Eddie Murphy (even though it was lame as shit that he didn't do anything). SNL is interesting from a pop culture stand point. For it to be on the air for 40 years... WOW. That means I've never known what it was like to not have SNL around. Amazing. 


I caught wind of a Hollywood Reporter piece about the Chinese money well that's been funding film studios may be finally drying up. If that happens... what does that mean? This is something to definitely pay more attention too with the evolution of transmedia and the tightening of purse strings. The film business is again changing. Side Note: I remember a time when Deadline: Hollywood use to get these types of scoops before anyone else. Now, it's catering more towards casting scoops and interviews than actual insider information. Very interesting.   


Thanks for checking out my weekly blog and the awesome messages you've been sending my way. It's great to hear from you. Feel free to leave me comments below and follow me on Twitter. This Sunday night is the Oscars so, I will obviously be live tweeting the show. Even though this year's event has an undercurrent of controversy, it's still the goddamn Oscars. Must watch TV in my house. Catch you next week?

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