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Reel Works' UP Creative Program Showcases Students' Nickelodeon Shorts at Viacom HQ

By Harold Anderson
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Last Thursday, Viacom’s Corporate Social Responsibility wrapped up the second year of it’s UP Creative mentoring program at Viacom headquarters with a final session and competition. UP Creative is a program that was created in partnership with an organization called  Reel Works. Reel Works is a local non-profit based in Brooklyn that teaches underserved teenagers filmmaking skills that help propel them to career paths in media.

Pride and Presence: Viacom Continues NYC Pride March Tradition

Viacom joined the LGBTQ community and allies in marking the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.
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By Kelby Clark

On Sunday, tens of thousands of people gathered in downtown New York City for the largest LGBTQ celebration in the world. Viacom was among them again this year, with more than 100 company-affiliated revelers who marched alongside a pair of TV Land and Comedy Central-branded floats.

Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels, Queen Latifah and More Lead Panel at BET’s META Conference

Leading thought leaders gathered to explore how media’s digital revolution can create opportunity for the Black community.
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By Kelby Clark

At META Convened by BET, leading Black entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and cultural icons gathered in Los Angeles to discuss how they can work together to use technology to advance the Black community.

Viacom Hosts ‘In the Thick’ Podcast for Exploration of Immigrant Misrepresentation in Media

“I believe so strongly, especially in our industry, that personnel equals policy.”
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By Stuart Winchester

Journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela recorded an episode of their In The Thick podcast at Viacom’s Times Square headquarters last week, moderating a panel that explored how underrepresentation in the production and executive ranks feeds a skewed media portrait.

Viacom Shares New Data on the Power of LGBT Representation

By Nicole Bitette
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Incorporating LGBTQ personalities and plotlines into entertainment doesn’t just reflect the diversity of our society—it changes public perception of the LGBTQ community.

Viacom Employees Raise Approximately $20,000 for AIDS Walk New York

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On May 19th, Viacom talent and employees participated in the annual AIDS Walk New York. AIDS Walk NYC is the largest single-day AIDS fundraising event in the world. Viacom has been a long-standing champion in the fight against HIV/AIDS through its programming, cause marketing initiatives, and support of events like these. This year, more than 50 Viacom employees signed up for the Walk and approximately $20,000 has been raised.

Following Tragedy and Disability, CMT Empowers Dad to Return to School to Help Others

CMT’s Empowering Education provides crucial marketing expertise and talent networks to expose adult learners to community colleges
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By Stuart Winchester

When Randy Smith graduated high school in 1993, he went directly to work, first at factories, and then in the more lucrative business of painting water towers. It was grueling but adventurous labor. He was on the road nine months a year, working from sunrise to sundown seven days a week, a jagged trek through the lower 48 states.

The money was good, and he was young and strong. Then, little by little, that life of travel and manual labor became less viable.

Viacom Partners with Reel Works on Annual Day of Service

How the Brooklyn-based organization Reel Works cultivates the next generation of media talent.
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By Stuart Winchester

In 2006, Patricia Henry was a high school senior working through a complicated mix of feelings about sex.

So when her school introduced her to a program called Reel Works—which recruits underserved teenagers and, via after-school, in-school and workforce programs, teaches them the filmmaking skills that can act as a precursor to a career in media—she found a creative outlet through which she could channel her curiosity.

Nickelodeon Interns Help Bring Burbank High Student’s Mural Design to Life

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Our Spring 2019 NICKterns headed down to Burbank High School to partner with local high school student Ana Cristina Varela to bring her vision of a mural to life. Ana is a star BHS animation student and a product of our animation mentorship program.

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