My good friend Todd directed and wrote an amazing short film called The Exit Room. Just featured on Vimeo Staff Picks! Keep an eye on these guys.

The modifications for security are extensive. First reporting for duty at President Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2009, the limo uses bullet- and blastproof glass that is as much as five inches thick and armor that is up to eight inches thick. The cabin is sealed against chemical and biological attacks, and the trunk contains a chilled store of the president’s blood type.
Taking Bids for the Next Beast via The New York Times
cameotv:

Cameo started with a simple yet ambitious mission: turn anyone with a mobile phone and a story to tell into a filmmaker. Since we launched last year, we’ve seen this vision come to life in ways we’d never imagined.
Today, we have some exciting news: Cameo is joining forces with Vimeo! With the support of Vimeo and its community of millions, we plan to continue pursuing our mission to build an incredible, powerful platform for storytelling.
To be clear, the Cameo you know isn’t going anywhere. Cameo will still exist as it does today — with the same name and purpose in life. But you can expect a whole lot more in terms of product features and community development.
Whether you’re an experienced filmmaker or using Cameo to capture everyday moments, you’ve been with us from the start, and we want to say THANK YOU. Having you on Cameo means so much to us, and it’s been your approach to creativity and your acceptance of new ideas that has allowed us to get to this point. Everything we do going forward will be inspired by what you’ve put into our service, and we couldn’t do this without you.
Best, 
Matthew RosenbergCo-Founder and CEO

cameotv:

Cameo started with a simple yet ambitious mission: turn anyone with a mobile phone and a story to tell into a filmmaker. Since we launched last year, we’ve seen this vision come to life in ways we’d never imagined.

Today, we have some exciting news: Cameo is joining forces with Vimeo! With the support of Vimeo and its community of millions, we plan to continue pursuing our mission to build an incredible, powerful platform for storytelling.

To be clear, the Cameo you know isn’t going anywhere. Cameo will still exist as it does today — with the same name and purpose in life. But you can expect a whole lot more in terms of product features and community development.

Whether you’re an experienced filmmaker or using Cameo to capture everyday moments, you’ve been with us from the start, and we want to say THANK YOU. Having you on Cameo means so much to us, and it’s been your approach to creativity and your acceptance of new ideas that has allowed us to get to this point. Everything we do going forward will be inspired by what you’ve put into our service, and we couldn’t do this without you.

Best, 

Matthew Rosenberg
Co-Founder and CEO

In the future, it seems, there will be only one “ism” — Individualism — and its rule will never end. As for religion, it shall decline; as for marriage, it shall be postponed; as for ideologies, they shall be rejected; as for patriotism, it shall be abandoned; as for strangers, they shall be distrusted. Only pot, selfies and Facebook will abide — and the greatest of these will probably be Facebook.

Avoid the following: gourmet cupcake shoppes, Times Square unless you’re on a side street and there’s a light summer rain falling, Pilates classes, H&M, any place with bottle service, Port Authority, any place where you are likely to feel self-conscious about your outfit, high-end boutiques, people whose default mode of conversation is complaints about New York, people whose default mode of conversation is industry gossip or negativity about other people’s career paths or start-ups or book deals or record deals.

Ok. If you flake I won’t be mad, but I’ll make space for you on Saturday.
— Lara

How did I get invited to the 86th Academy Awards, you ask? Well, my best friend [Jennifer Lawrence] took me as her date. I met her seven years ago at an event where we both didn’t know a single person. We hit it off over a mutual respect for Chandler Bing, and we’ve been eating pizza together ever since.

Most Hollywood moment: Harvey Weinstein at the bar shaking my hand and saying, “you know who I am.”

People have the idea that humans are very tough, very resilient, and that is complete baloney. We are not like cockroaches. We are very fragile. We are like a water bag full of chopsticks.
Winter never ends in NYC.

Winter never ends in NYC.

It’s a winter of utter raggedness. The masses huddling under thick black skins, groveling their way around snow skirted streets.

It’s a winter of FaceTime and social media. Phones and screens replacing skin and face.

It’s a winter of long hours, but short days. When you wake up to the dark, and grey is as bright as it gets. 

It’s a winter unlike that which we have ever experienced.

We had but one choice, to share the same pain, one sip of whisky at a time.