Viacom Hosts Inaugural INSPIRED HERE Speaker Series with Brian Grazer

A packed crowd looks on at Viacom HQ as CEO Philippe Dauman prepares to speak with Brian Grazer.

A packed crowd looks on at Viacom HQ as CEO Philippe Dauman prepares to speak with Brian Grazer.

Curious about the phenomenal accomplishments of Brain Grazer? He’s probably curious about you too.

Last week, Academy Award-winning writer and producer Brian Grazer was the inaugural guest at Viacom’s INSPIRED HERE Speaker Series to discuss his new book, A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. The series brings some of the most notable innovators and creators inside the company to share their stories, insights and unique perspective. Grazer joined long-time friend and our CEO Philippe Dauman for a conversation with an important theme: curiosity can be a powerful tool in getting where you want to go.

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Putting the “in” in “Intern” as an MTV Movie Awards Correspondent

Sarita at the MTV Movie Awards.

Sarita at the MTV Movie Awards.

Viacommunity, Viacom’s social responsibility umbrella, expanded its signature intern correspondent contest to the movie scene at the MTV Movie Awards last week. Sarita Nauth, chosen from a supremely talented group of interns with an awesome video submission, interviewed celebs on the importance of giving back. In her correspondent debut, Sarita wowed on the red carpet.

Hear more about Sarita’s experience at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards in her own words:

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TV RE[DEFINED]: How Global Viewers Are Redefining Their Relationship With Television

Daina Amorosano by Daina Amorosano, Viacom

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) today announced the launch of its new international study TV RE[DEFINED]. The study, unveiled this morning at Cable Congress by Christian Kurz, VP Research, Insights and Reporting, VIMN, explores how viewers are redefining their relationship with television.   The study also explores how people watch television in this transforming viewing environment, how they discover content and how their habits around television are evolving. Read More

Marriage Equality Goes To The Supreme Court Once Again: Viacom Joins 378 Employers And Organizations In A Submission To The Court

Daniel Mandil by Daniel Mandil, Viacom Legal

Back in 2013, the Supreme Court considered whether a federal law called the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. DOMA said that, for purposes of federal benefits that go to married couples, only opposite-sex married couples were entitled to those benefits even if a same-sex couple had married in a state that recognized such marriages. Viacom and 277 other companies and organizations made a submission to the Court arguing that it was unfair to companies and their same-sex married employees to require that they be treated differently from opposite-sex married employees when it came to federal benefits relating to health insurance, protected leave, retirement and other things. In June of that year in a case called Windsor, the Court held that DOMA denied same-sex married couples equal protection under the law and so was unconstitutional. We were proud to have had a small part in making that decision possible.

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Cynopsis Salutes Viacom at Social Good Awards

DC by David Corpuz, Social Responsibility

A group of Viacom colleagues woke up early this morning to attend the inaugural Cynopsis Social Good Awards, which celebrates programs within the TV industry that improve our community.  Viacom Velocity, MTV, BET and Nickelodeon took top prizes in a range of categories. Here’s a look at some of the impactful efforts honored.

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