For this semester's philanthropy project the Nickterns paired up with Muralism.org to paint a mural on the campus of Roy Romer Middle School in Van Nuys. Muralism is a nonprofit organization that is commited to beautifying the city of Los Angeles, while providing employment to artists with special needs. The SpongeBob themed mural overlooks Romer Middle School's new athletic field and is part of the school's initiative to encourage students to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.
‘I made sure that pretty much anybody that could have an influence in a positive way was either a woman or a person of color,’ says the executive producer and writer of the Paramount Network's 'First Wives Club.'
By Nicole Bitette
The 1996 movie “First Wives Club” had all the trappings of a hit, with a screenplay written by the man behind “Steel Magnolias,” power producer Scott Rudin at the helm, and a cast of established female Hollywood icons.
It was ripe for a remake when Paramount Network announced it would start production on a television reboot. Marie Claire even published a piece suggesting another all-white trio of young female comedians to take the starring roles.
Tony Hernandez, founder of Jax Media, says taking a 'gamble' on people is the best way to get more diversity both behind and in front of the camera.
By Nicole Bitette
Tony Hernandez was a line producer on “Louie” when he realized there was an opportunity to create talent-driven comedic series that could be produced for a fraction of the budget of typical broadcast network comedies. The idea led him to found his production company, Jax Media, and a long-running partnership with Viacom networks, producing hits like “Broad City,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” and “Younger.”
"Only when a diverse workforce is fully embraced and empowered... can we tap into the creative genius that lies within all of us," says Marva Smalls, executive vice president, global head of inclusion strategy for Viacom.
How young people’s digital activism is changing lives.
By Izzy Falkovich
I’m a member of Generation Z—the population known for its obsession with avocados and addiction to social media. And even though most of my generation isn’t old enough to vote, many have become incredibly active in social and political issues through their constant digital connection. The perils of social media are well-covered, I also know how it can energize an entire generation because of how it has changed me.
What’s it’s like to be one of the 20 women chosen for the four-year internship program.
In the summer of 2016, Sabrina Bergsten was a recent high school graduate preparing for her freshman year at Marist College. Rather than hang out at the beach, Bergsten spent her weekdays trekking in and out of Times Square for a highly selective tech internship at Viacom’s headquarters.
Nearly 5 million children lack access to musical instruments across the U.S.. On, Tuesday, November 27th VH1 Save The Music (STM) and Viacom are partnering to help change that in honor of #GivingTuesday -- a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
For over 20 years, VH1 Save The Music Foundation has been committed to helping kids, schools, and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music. The benefits of music education are well-known, from improved academic performance to stronger self-esteem.
For the first time ever, the MTV EMA is recognizing the inspiring, young changemakers of the world with the MTV EMA Generation Change award. The five changemakers nominated for the award this year are Xiuhtezcatl "X" Martinez, Sonita Alizadeh, Mohamed Al Jounde, Hauwa Ojeifo and Ellen Jones. They're all no older than 25 and tackling some of the world's toughest problems in substantial ways.