A list of 16 sources that Brian Medavoy, The Hollywood Navigator, uses to keep up to date and on top of trends and cool things.
I met with Brian a few weeks ago in his Century City office. Walking up to the building, surrounded by concrete and glass, it’s hard not to feel intimidated. Brian was warm and welcoming. His dog definitely helped set the mood.
Brian and I connected months before over the newsletter I publish and we’ve had discussions about social media and we keep on trading interesting newsletters, sources, articles. I thought it would be great to share with you what he reads and his own views/opinions on them.
Brian cares about his clients, actors and actresses trying to navigate the new Hollywood. He makes sure to care about their social media presence and keeps tabs on news that can help them.
Full Disclosure: One of the newsletters he reads is mine, Influence Weekly. A curated newsletter focusing on Influencer Marketing.
One of the most important parts of this list is how little these media outlets focus on Hollywood. THR seems to be the only one.
The Pudding: The Pudding explains ideas debated in culture with visual essays
Recomendo: A weekly newsletter that gives you 6 brief personal recommendations of cool stuff.
Hamada: Under the theme of "ecology and value", we publish numerous articles on topics such as HAMADA's license renewals and information related to industrial waste.
REDEF: Interest remixes for curious minds
The What List: The What is a clever list for curious people. Lovingly curated by two BFFs on a mission to spark intellect and whet appetites.
Steve Bryant’s Dicks and Betties: We develop storytelling strategies for brands and creative strategies for publishers and products.
Dave Pell’s NextDraft: The day’s most fascinating news.
Ann Friedman: You can’t have a round-up of newsletters without the newsletter round-up that pioneered the trend. Ann Friedman’s newsletters are educational, consistently fascinating, and, if you spring for her premium newsletter, full of hilarious graphs. It’ll brighten up your inbox.
Influence Weekly: Top articles and trends in Influencer Marketing. Insights and analytics curated each week for Influencers, Agencies and Marketers.
Tubefilter: Online video news, analysis, and events.
Stratechery: Daily email analysis on tech biz and strategy
Pocket Hits: Curated articles from all the articles people save.
THR Daily: The Hollywood Reporter is a magazine focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood’s intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
Josh Spector’s For the Interested: Ideas to help you learn, do, and become. Disclosure: Josh is Brian’s social media guru.