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Twitter Getting Tons Of Free PR from Jon Favreau’s New Movie ‘Chef’

chef movieJon Favreau, the man behind blockbusters like Iron Man, has a non-CGI’d movie coming to theaters today. But it’s not completely devoid of technology.

Favreau is the Chef of the title. He quits his job at a Los Angeles restaurant and opens a food truck with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara) and his friend (John Leguizamo). Along the way, he goes off on a food critic via Twitter, which leads to a confrontation that goes viral. And Favreau’s son in the movie also uses Twitter to help build his new food truck business.

Besides all the references to social platform, there’s also a special visual when Twitter is used.

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Obama’s Big PR Man Joins The Daily Beast

Our sister site FishbowlNY brings news that former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, who happened to be one of the highest paid communications guys around until he left the White House to pursue his Hollywood screenwriting dreams, will also write a bi-weekly column for The Daily Beast.

Unlike another Obama speechwriter named Jon (Lovett), who left to co-create the flailing NBC sitcom 1600 Penn, Favreau will be a real-life journalist! Here’s Beast publisher Tina Brown‘s note:

I am thrilled to announce that President Obama’s former director of speechwriting Jon Favreau is joining The Daily Beast as a bi-weekly columnist. It’s wonderful to have his combination of writing talent and sophisticated insight as commentary on the political scene.

Says Jon, “I’m excited to join the talented variety of writers and political observers who contribute to The Daily Beast, and hope I can add a new perspective from time to time based on the experiences I’ve had over the last several years.”

Please join me in welcoming him to The Daily Beast!

Best,
Tina

Report: White House PR Team Among Highest Paid Staffers

Our sibling blog FishbowlDC recently dug through this list of White House staffer’s salaries. Interestingly, the public relations and communications staffers are among the highest paid. Reports FishbowlDC:

Along with White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, press secretary Robert Gibbs, speechwriter Jon Favreau and communications director Dan Pfieffer all pulled in the highest salary of $172,200.00. Deputy press secretary Bill Burton gets $113,000.00 and deputy communications director Jen Psaki makes $150,000.00.

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