Max Lugavere is a multi-hyphenate content creator and media personality, most recently the host of Tribeca Digital Studios’ “Acting Disruptive” on AOL On, which he co-created and produced. Entertainment Weekly called it one of the best streaming shows of 2013. Forbes Magazine described the series as “two parts big ideas, one part late night talk show” and features well known actor-innovators including Jared Leto, Jessica Alba, Rainn Wilson, Olivia Wilde, and many more. The series, sponsored by Citi, received over 20 million views making it AOL’s highest viewed original series, along with the highest referring traffic and engagement from social media.
A pioneer of what he calls “smartertainment”, Max has built a career on producing, writing, and hosting buzz-worthy content for television and digital that compels as it informs. Max got his start as a host and producer at Al Gore’s Current TV, where he hosted and produced two shows during its Emmy-winning years, landing him a featured appearance in Gap’s international “Icons” campaign.
Max is an expert on topics of media, technology, and innovation and his work has been featured in Variety, Forbes, USA Today, Details, Fast Company, Bullett Magazine, and more. He has also appeared on Bloomberg TV, Pivot, HuffPost Live, The Young Turks, and more. He speaks on these topics regularly, most recently keynoting Details Magazine’s first-ever Tech and Tastemakers Summit in NYC. Max also writes about science and the impact of technology on health for Psychology Today.
He founded Rockdrive, a collaborative philanthropic concert series with events held in Los Angeles, Miami, and Nashville, to benefit changing education paradigms.