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MTV ANNOUNCES SEASON TWO PICK-UP FOR “SCREAM” DURING SUMMER TCA PRESENTATIONhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV-ANNOUNCES-SEASON-TWO-PICK-UP-FOR-SCREAM.aspxMTV ANNOUNCES SEASON TWO PICK-UP FOR “SCREAM” DURING SUMMER TCA PRESENTATIONGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e17/29/2015 7:00:00 AM<p>​​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Network Debuts Exclusive Clips From "ABDC," "Awkward" and "Faking It,"</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Announces October 6 Premiere Date for "Finding Carter"</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">"Ridiculousness" Takes a Bite of the Big Apple, 50 Cent and Action Bronson to Guest</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">   </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Beverly Hills, CA (July 29, 2015) –</strong> <a href="file:///C:/Users/solarij/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/6SS4D18J/mtv.com">MTV</a> today announced the second season pick-up of its hit series "<a href="/sites/mtvpress/Shows/Pages/Scream.aspx"><strong>Scream</strong></a>" with Dimension Television.  More than 21 million viewers have tuned in to the debut season of "Scream" on-air and the series has generated another 7.9 million streams across platforms.  Additionally, "Scream" has averaged 60% increases in L+3 over L+SD ratings week to week.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV Executive Vice President of Series Development and Head of Scripted Programming, Mina Lefevre said, "It has been a wonderful experience working with Bob Weinstein and his team who are such connoisseurs of this genre and we are thrilled by how our viewers have responded to the reinvention of 'Scream.' We look forward to another season filled with suspense, horror and more twists and turns."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"We couldn't be happier 'Scream' has been renewed for a second season and that we have a wonderful working relationship with Doug Herzog, Stephen Friedman, Susanne Daniels, Mina Lefevre and her team," said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. "The 'Scream' franchise has been such a huge part of our history and to watch it evolve, find a new generation of fans and succeed at MTV makes this all the more sweet.  We promise even more scares, surprises, romance and of course kills in season two."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">During its 2015 Summer TCA Presentation, MTV also premiered exclusive clips from returning favorites "<a href="/sites/mtvpress/Shows/Pages/America%27s-Best-Dance-Crew--Road-to-the-VMAs.aspx"><strong>America's Best Dance Crew</strong></a>,"<strong> </strong>"<a href="/sites/mtvpress/Shows/Pages/Awkward_.aspx"><strong>Awkward</strong></a>,"<strong> </strong>and<strong> "</strong><a href="/sites/mtvpress/Shows/Pages/Faking-It.aspx"><strong>Faking It</strong></a>" and announced returning series "<a href="/sites/mtvpress/Shows/Pages/FindingCarter.aspx"><strong>Finding Carter</strong></a>" will premiere Tuesday, October  6 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT. Additionally, in a series first, "<a href="/sites/mtvpress/Shows/Pages/Ridiculousness.aspx"><strong>Ridiculousness</strong></a>" will hit New York City in August to film two episodes from the MTV Headquarters in Times Square with 50 Cent and Action Bronson as guests.  The announcements were among those made today by Lauren Dolgen, Executive Vice President of Series Development and Head of Reality Programming for MTV, during the network's presentation at the Summer 2015 Television Critics Association Press Tour.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>"AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW: ROAD TO THE VMAS" ("ABDC") – WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 AT 11:00 P.M. ET/PT</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/1224327/americas-best-dance-crew-road-to-the-vmas-season-8-ep-1-ne-yo-performs.jhtml"><strong>Watch Extended Clip</strong></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">It's the best of the best when<strong> "</strong><a href="/sites/mtvpress/Shows/Pages/America%27s-Best-Dance-Crew--Road-to-the-VMAs.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>ABDC</strong></span></a>" returns Wednesday, July 29 and kicks of the road to the VMAs. The summer series debuts with six new episodes featuring dance crews from previous seasons of the hit competition series.  Prepare for battles showcasing more amazing styles and innovative choreography as these crews keep the audience on the edge of their seats. Fresh talent including host Jason Dundas and an all-new group of judges including T-Pain, Frankie Grande and Teyana Taylor fill out what will be an electrifying season.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"America's Best Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs" is executive produced by Jane Y. Mun ("The Sing Off"), Rob Lee (Bayonne Entertainment), Howard and Karen Schwartz (Hip Hop International), Randy Jackson (Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment) and Harriet Sternberg (Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment).  Norm Betts ("American Idol"), Tabitha D'Uomo and Napoloeon D'Uomo ("So You Think You Can Dance") serve as co-executive producers. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>"AWKWARD" S5 – MONDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/?id=1737083"><strong>Watch Exclusive Clip</strong></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the first half of "<a href="/sites/mtvpress/Shows/Pages/Awkward_.aspx"><strong>Awkward's</strong></a>" fifth season, Jenna and her friends' experience at Palos Hills High is almost over. Everyone's already gotten into college and there's the sense that anything can happen. When Jenna unwittingly gets school cancelled during a class prank, she becomes popular - just as Matty experiences life on the social outs for the first time. As always, Jenna and Matty are drawn toward each other, but with college looming just a few months away, it's harder than ever to decide whether they should be together. For all the characters, actions have more adult consequences than ever before: friendships will be tested to the breaking point, relationships will end, and the gang will have to say goodbye to each other and to Palos Hills. The season builds to the twin milestones of prom and graduation where Jenna will have to decide once and for all: can she and Matty make it work?</p><p style="text-align:justify;">With high school ending and everyone heading down different tracks, the second half of the fifth season will jump forward to one year to summer in Palos Hills after their first year of post-grad life.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Awkward" stars Ashley Rickards as Jenna, Beau Mirchoff as Matty, Molly Tarlov as Sadie, Jillian Rose Reed as Tamara, Brett Davern as Jake, Nikki DeLoach as Lacey, Desi Lydic as Valerie and Greer Grammer as Lissa. Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini are the Executive Producers of "Awkward." The series was created by Lauren Iungerich. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>"FAKING IT" S2B – MONDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 9:30 P.M. ET/PT</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/?id=1737082"><strong>Watch Exclusive Clip</strong></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​This season on "<a href="/sites/mtvpress/Shows/Pages/Faking-It.aspx"><strong>Faking</strong> <strong>It</strong></a>," Hester High is turned on its head when a new Principal arrives with a mission to get the school back on track.  At the same time, Karma and Amy are trying to get their friendship back to normal after Karma learned that Amy slept with Liam. Can they ever get past that betrayal?  Will Karma ever forgive Liam? How will Lauren get past Theo's betrayal? And will she beat Shane for Class President now that the school knows her secret? Speaking of Shane, can he keep his boyfriend Duke from finding out that he's the one who outed him? </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Faking It" stars Katie Stevens as "Karma," Rita Volk as "Amy," Gregg Sulkin as "Liam," Michael Willett as "Shane" and Bailey De Young as "Lauren." "Faking It" was created by Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov. The series is executive produced by Carter Covington.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>"FINDING CARTER" S2B – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the second half of season two, after the shocking revelation that Carter's father had a secret son with Lori, Carter's world is once again thrown into chaos.  As Carter gets to know the mysterious brother she never knew she had, she also must figure out who she wants to be and where she really belongs.  She ultimately decides to drop out of school to find her own path, and lies her way into a job as a bartender where she sees herself in a whole new light.  She'll even introduce her inner circle to a racy, underground party circuit. Her new, fast lifestyle is the perfect replacement for the tedium of high school, until it speeds out of her control… and she needs her family more than ever.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"<a href="/sites/mtvpress/Shows/Pages/FindingCarter.aspx"><strong>Finding</strong> <strong>Carter</strong></a>" stars Kathryn Prescott as "Carter Stevens" ("Skins"), Cynthia Watros as "Elizabeth Wilson" ("Lost"), Anna Jacoby-Heron as "Taylor Wilson" ("Contagion"), Alexis Denisof as "David Wilson" ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"/ "Angel"), Alex Saxon as "Max" ("The Fosters") and Zac Pullam as "Grant."  The series also features Milena Govich as "Lori" ("Law and Order"), Meredith Baxter as "Grandma Joan" ("Family Ties") and Robert Pine as "Grandpa Buddy" ("CHiPs").</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Finding Carter" is executive produced by Emily Whitesell ("Brothers & Sisters," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Party of Five").  The series was created by Emily Silver.  The series was developed by Terri Minsky. Alexander Motlagh is an Executive Producer.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>"RIDICULOUSNESS" S7 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Executive Producer and host Rob Dyrdek returns with co-hosts Sterling "Steelo" Brim and Chanel "West Coast" to break down the most outrageous viral videos. This epic season erupts with hysterical moments as well as first time filming in the "Big Apple" with special guests 50 Cent and Action Bronson.  Additional guests during the season include Machine Gun Kelly, Mac Miller, Andy Bell and more!</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"<a href="/sites/mtvpress/Shows/Pages/Ridiculousness.aspx"><strong>Ridiculousness</strong></a>" is executive produced by Rob Dyrdek, Jeff Tremaine, Shane Nickerson and Christian Duguay. "Ridiculousness" is produced by Gorilla Flicks and Superjacket.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Additional assets and info from TCA 2015 are available at:</strong> <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">MTVPress.com</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Sources:</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Viewership and Ratings</em>: Nielsen, P12-34, L3 data through 7/23/15. Competitive rank:  Ranked on P12-34 000s, ad-supported cable only.  Reach: 1 min qual; all plays including premiere simulcast on VH1, most current data. <em>Digital Streams</em>: Omniture, Facebook Insights, YouTube Analytics, 6/30/15-7/26/15</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV:         </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand.  With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub <a href="http://mtv.com/">MTV.com</a> is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture.  MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">www.mtvpress.com</a>.</p><p style="text-align:center;">###​</p>
THE 2015 "MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS" NOMINATIONS LIVE AFhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/2015-MTV-VMA-Nominations-LIVE-AF.aspxTHE 2015 "MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS" NOMINATIONS LIVE AFGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e17/21/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><em>​Miley Cyrus to Host<br></em></strong><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><em>The 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards" to Air LIVE on Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>NEW YORK, NY, July 21, 2015</strong> – <a href="http://www.mtv.com/">MTV</a> today announced via Beats 1 "Chart" show on Apple Music the 2015 "<a href="http://www.vma.mtv.com/">MTV Video Music Awards</a>" nominations. <a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/taylor-swift/"><strong>Taylor Swift</strong></a><strong>,</strong><strong> </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/ed-sheeran/"><strong>Ed Sheeran</strong></a><strong>, </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/beyonce/"><strong>Beyoncé</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/kendrick-lamar/"><strong>Kendrick Lamar</strong></a> and <a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/mark-ronson/"><strong>Mark Ronson</strong></a> lead the pack with the most Moonman nods for music's most unexpected night, which will air live from the Microsoft Theater, formerly Nokia Theatre L.A., LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.<strong> </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/miley-cyrus/"><strong>Miley Cyrus</strong></a> will serve as host. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Beginning today, fans can vote for their favorites in VMA categories including "Video of The Year," "Best Male Video," "Best Female Video" and more by visiting <a href="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/">vma.mtv.com</a>. Additionally, votes for the "MTV Artist To Watch" award, presented by Taco Bell®, will remain live through the 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards" Pre-Show airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. At that time, the top two artists will be revealed, kicking off a live hashtag vote with the winner being announced during the live main telecast. Nominees for the socially voted category, "Best Song of Summer," will be announced at a later date.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">See below for a full list of nominees.</p><p><strong>​VIDEO OF THE YEAR</strong></p><p>Beyoncé – "7/11"</p><p>Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"</p><p>Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood"</p><p>Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"</p><p>Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"</p><p><strong>BEST MALE VIDEO</strong></p><p>Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"</p><p>Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"</p><p>Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"</p><p>The Weeknd – "Earned It"</p><p>Nick Jonas – "Chains"</p><p><strong>BEST FEMALE VIDEO</strong></p><p>Beyoncé – "7/11"</p><p>Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"</p><p>Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda"</p><p>Sia – "Elastic Heart"</p><p>Ellie Goulding – "Love Me Like You Do"</p><p><strong>BEST HIP HOP VIDEO</strong></p><p>Fetty Wap – "Trap Queen"</p><p>Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda"</p><p>Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"</p><p>Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"</p><p>Big Sean ft. E-40 – "IDFWU" </p><p><strong>BEST POP VIDEO</strong></p><p>Beyoncé – "7/11"</p><p>Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"</p><p>Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"</p><p>Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"</p><p>Maroon 5 – "Sugar"</p><p><strong>BEST ROCK VIDEO</strong></p><p>Hozier – "Take Me To Church"</p><p>Fall Out Boy – "Uma Thurman"</p><p>Florence + the Machine – "Ship To Wreck"</p><p>Walk the Moon – "Shut Up and Dance"</p><p>Arctic Monkeys – "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?"</p><p><strong>ARTIST TO WATCH </strong><strong><em>presented by Taco Bell®</em></strong></p><p>Fetty Wap – "Trap Queen"</p><p>Vance Joy – "Riptide"</p><p>George Ezra – "Budapest"</p><p>James Bay – "Hold Back The River"</p><p>FKA Twigs – "Pendulum"</p><p><strong>BEST COLLABORATION</strong></p><p>Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood"</p><p>Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"</p><p>Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"</p><p>Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – "Love Me Harder"</p><p>Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – "Bang Bang"</p><p><strong>VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE</strong></p><p>Jennifer Hudson – "I Still Love You"</p><p>Colbie Caillat – "Try"</p><p>Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – "One Man Can Change the World"</p><p>Rihanna – "American Oxygen"</p><p>Wale – "The White Shoes"</p><p><br></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES</strong></span></p><p><strong>BEST ART DIRECTION</strong></p><p>Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood" <em>(Charles Infante)</em></p><p>Snoop Dogg – "So Many Pros" <em>(Jason Fijal)</em></p><p>Jack White – "Would You Fight For My Love" <em>(Jeff Peterson)</em></p><p>The Chemical Brothers – "Go" <em>(</em><em>Michel Gondry)</em></p><p>Skrillex & Diplo – "Where Are U Now" with Justin Bieber <em>(Brewer)</em></p><p><strong>BEST CHOREOGRAPHY</strong></p><p>Beyoncé – "7/11" <em>(Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)</em></p><p>OK Go – "I Won't Let You Down" <em>(OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)</em></p><p>Chet Faker – "Gold" <em>(Ryan Heffington)</em></p><p>Ed Sheeran – "Don't" <em>(Nappy Tabs)</em></p><p>Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Never Catch Me" <em>(Keone and Mari Madrid)</em></p><p><strong>BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY</strong></p><p>Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Never Catch Me" <em>(Larkin Sieple)</em></p><p>Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud" <em>(Daniel Pearl)</em></p><p>Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood" <em>(Christopher Probst)</em></p><p>FKA Twigs – "Two Weeks" <em>(Justin Brown)</em></p><p>Alt-J – "Left Hand Free" <em>(Mike Simpson)</em></p><p><strong>​BEST DIRECTION</strong></p><p>Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood" <em>(Joseph Kahn)</em></p><p>Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk" <em>(Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy)</em></p><p>Kendrick Lamar – "Alright" <em>(Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)</em></p><p>Hozier – "Take Me To Church" <em>(Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)</em></p><p>Childish Gambino – "Sober" <em>(Hiro Murai)</em></p><p><strong>BEST EDITING</strong></p><p>Beyoncé – "7/11" <em>(Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)</em></p><p>Ed Sheeran – "Don't" <em>(Jacquelyn London)</em></p><p>Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood" <em>(Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)</em></p><p>A$AP Rocky – "L$D" <em>(Dexter Navy)</em></p><p>Skrillex & Diplo – "Where Are U Now" with Justin Bieber <em>(Brewer)</em></p><p><strong>BEST VISUAL EFFECTS</strong></p><p>Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood" <em>(Ingenuity Studios)</em></p><p>FKA Twigs – "Two Weeks" <em>(Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)</em></p><p>Childish Gambino – "Telegraph Ave." <em>(Gloria FX)</em></p><p>Skrillex & Diplo – "Where Are U Now" with Justin Bieber <em>(Brewer)</em></p><p>Tyler, The Creator – "F****** Young/Death Camp" <em>(Gloria FX)</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2015 "MTV Video Music Awards." Van Toffler, Stephen Friedman, Amy Doyle and Garrett English are Executive Producers. Garrett English also serves as Executive In Charge of Production for MTV. Joanna Bomberg, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge are Co-Executive Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Official sponsors of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards include: CLEAN & CLEAR®, COVERGIRL®, Orbit® Gum, PEPSI®, Samsung Galaxy, State Farm®, Taco Bell®, Trojan™ Brand Condoms, and truth®.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to </span><a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/" style="line-height:1.6;">http://www.mtvpress.com</a><span style="line-height:1.6;">.</span></p><p> </p><p><br></p>
ALL-NEW TRAILER FOR MTV’S “WHITE PEOPLE” ASKS UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTIONS ON WHITE PRIVILEGE AND WHITE FRUSTRATIONhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV-White-People-New-Trailer.aspxALL-NEW TRAILER FOR MTV’S “WHITE PEOPLE” ASKS UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTIONS ON WHITE PRIVILEGE AND WHITE FRUSTRATIONGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e17/8/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Documentary from MTV in Partnership with Pulitzer-Prize Winner Jose Antonio Vargas <br>to Premiere Wednesday, July 22 at 8:00pm ET/PT on MTV</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>To watch and embed the "White People" trailer click </strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DRJnkBqwzOQ"><strong>HERE</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">"I'm trying to be careful."</p><p style="text-align:center;">"I don't want to offend people."</p><p style="text-align:center;">"I don't want to say the wrong thing."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">How do you get young white people to talk openly and honestly about race? As part of its ongoing "Look Different" campaign, MTV is encouraging the conversation with "White People," a new documentary from MTV and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, airing Wednesday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Whiteness often remains unexamined in conversations about race in this country, even as it acts as the implicit norm against which other racial identities are judged," said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV.  "By shining a spotlight on whiteness, we hope 'White People' will serve as a powerful conversation starter that encourages our audience to address racial bias through honest, judgment-free dialogue."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">A provocative, new trailer of the documentary released today provides a first-look at Vargas's journey across America and his conversations with white Millennials of varying social, economic, and educational backgrounds. Along the way, he meets Samantha, Katy, Lucas, John and Dakota, five young white people who share their thoughts on white privilege, affirmative action, and racial identity in modern America. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"White People" will simultaneously be made available on MTV.com, the MTV App, MTV's Facebook page and its YouTube channel, as well as the following morning on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and MTV's Video On Demand services. The documentary is a presentation of MTV's Emmy Award-winning <em>Look Different</em> campaign, which launched in April 2014 to illuminate biases on the basis of race, gender and sexual orientation, inspiring young people to take over one million actions to confront these issues. In support of the documentary, <em>Look Different</em> launched race.lookdifferent.org, a robust resource hub empowering viewers to learn more and continue taking action. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>About the Cast:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Dakota, 22</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dakota grew up in a small town in Virginia and was rarely exposed to people of color. It was in this conservative town that he was taught by his community to be apprehensive of black people. Despite what he learned, Dakota chose to attend a Historically Black College where he experienced being the "minority" for the first time. The film documents Dakota introducing his black friends from college to his white friends from childhood; a scene that highlights the importance of dialogue and mutual understanding. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>John, 22</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">John is born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn—a historically Italian area his family has lived in for decades. Bensonhurst has since gone through a dramatic demographic shift making white people the minority. Vargas and John uncover how the change is affecting both the Italian and Asian residents in the neighborhood and explore whether or not John and his family can adapt to the "new normal." </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Katy, 18</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">For financial reasons, Katy was forced to sacrifice her dream of going to Grand Canyon University. When Jose meets Katy, she is convinced that being white prevented her from receiving scholarships—a belief echoed by other young white people across the country – and one Vargas sets out to investigate. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Lucas, 21</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Growing up in Washington State, Lucas was rarely exposed to people of color but when he went college, his perspective on race broadened. He became passionate about the topic of race and began teaching white privilege workshops, an aspect of his life he had not shared with his family. The film documents his work as well as an emotional and thought-provoking conversation between Lucas and his conservative parents, prompting them to attend one of his workshops for the first time.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Samantha, 23</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The day after California native, Samantha, graduated from college, she got on a plane to South Dakota and began teaching on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Samantha and Jose explore what it means to be white in an environment where she's seen as "the other," and where there's a long history of tension between Native Americans and whites.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In support of the documentary, MTV and <em>Look Different</em> launched the "Look Different Creator Competition," inviting emerging filmmakers to create groundbreaking video projects that bring a creative new outlook to the subject of privilege in today's world, including racial, gender and sexual orientation privilege, among others. Three projects will be chosen to be produced and potentially distributed via MTV's vast digital and cross-platform channels by a notable <a href="http://www.lookdifferent.org/challenge/judges">panel of judges</a> including: Jose Antonio Vargas; Kal Penn, actor and civil servant; Max Joseph, filmmaker and on-screen camera man for MTV's "Catfish"; Carter Covington, executive producer of MTV's "Faking It"; Franchesca Ramsey, blogger, comedian and host of MTV's "Decoded"; Laci Green of MTV's "Braless" and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, creator and executive producer of "Unreal." </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Submissions are due Friday, September 18, 2015. For more information, go to <a href="http://challenge.lookdifferent.org/">challenge.lookdifferent.org</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"White People" was directed and executive produced by Jose Antonio Vargas. Erika Clarke serves as Executive Producer, as well as Craig D'Entrone and Amelia D'Entrone for Punched In The Head Productions. Stephen Friedman and Betsy Forhan are the Executive Producers for MTV.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong># # #</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About "White People:"</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"White People" was produced in partnership with Punched in the Head Productions and Jose Antonio Vargas' Define American media and culture organization. Additional guidance was provided by leading experts on race including: Diane J. Goodman, Ed.D., author of <em>Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups</em> and renowned diversity and social justice trainer, consultant, professor and activist; Peggy McIntosh, PhD., best known as author of "<a href="http://nationalseedproject.org/peggy-mcintosh-s-white-privilege-papers">White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack  and White Privilege</a>" and "<a href="http://nationalseedproject.org/peggy-mcintosh-s-white-privilege-papers">Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women's Studies</a>" and founder of the <a href="http://www.nationalseedproject.org/">National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum</a>; Tanya Williams, Ed.D., higher education diversity administrator and social justice consultant and coach; Holly Fetter, current Fellow at the Ford Foundation who as a student organized workshops and discussions about privilege, and designed and taught a course called "What Is Whiteness? Historical and Contemporary Definitions of White Racial Identity in the U.S." and Jacob SS, an 18-year-old activist and recent graduate from Brooklyn Friends School where he taught white privilege workshops. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to <a>www.mtvpress.com</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About Define American:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Define American is a media and culture organization using the power of stories to transcend politics and shift the conversation around immigrants, identity and citizenship in a changing America. It was founded by Jose Antonio Vargas in 2011. For more information, visit <a href="http://defineamerican.com/">defineamerican.com</a>.</p>
MTV HEATS UP THIS SUMMER WITH SIX ALL-STAR DANCE CREWS HITTING THE "AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW" STAGEhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/America's-Best-Dance-Crew-Road-to-the-VMAs.aspxMTV HEATS UP THIS SUMMER WITH SIX ALL-STAR DANCE CREWS HITTING THE "AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW" STAGEGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e17/7/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong>​​"America's Best Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs" Premieres Wednesday, July 29</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> at 11p.m. ET/PT </strong></span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"><br>Santa Monica, CA (July 7, 2015) </strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">– </span><a href="http://www.mtv.com/" style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">MTV</span></a><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> is heating up this summ</span><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">er when six all-star dance crews — including five previous champions — take to the </span><a href="http://www.abdc.mtv.com/" style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">"America's Best Dance Crew"</span></a><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> ("ABDC") stage to battle for dance supremacy and cement their "ABDC" legacy. Dream match-ups become reality as seasons clash and crews face off in the ultimate battle to see who is the best of the best.  The five returning crews include </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Super Cr3W</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> (season 2 champions), </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Quest</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Crew</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> (season 3 champions), </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">We Are Heroes</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> (season 4 champions), </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">I.aM.mE</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> (season 6 champions) and </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Elektrolytes</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> (season 7 champions); taking the "ABDC" stage for the first time are </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Kinjaz</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> (which include members from season 1 crews Jabbawockeez and Kaba Modern). "ABDC" is hosted by </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Jason Dundas </strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">("Entertainment Tonight") and the judging panel includes hip hop superstar </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">T-Pain</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">, G.O.O.D. Music recording artist </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Teyana Taylor</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> and television and Broadway performer </span><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Frankie Grande</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">.</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"></span><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">MTV is reinventing the hit competition series with six all-new "Video Music Award"–themed episodes. Each week the all-star crews will have to create routines inspired by "VMA"-related elements and challenges. The winner will be crowned in the live finale episode, set to air as the lead-in to the "2015 MTV Video Music Awards" Pre-Show on Sunday, August 30</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> at 4:00pm ET/PT.</span></p><p style="text-decoration:underline;">"ABDC" Host: </p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Jason Dundas </strong></li></ul><p style="text-decoration:underline;">"ABDC" Judges: </p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>T-Pain </strong></li><li><strong>Teyana Taylor </strong></li><li><strong>Frankie Grande </strong></li></ul><p style="text-decoration:underline;">"ABDC" Crews:<br></p><p><strong>Super Cr3W</strong><br></p><div style="text-align:-webkit-left;"><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Season 2 "ABDC" Champions<br></span><em style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Las Vegas, NV<br></em><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Super Cr3w is comprised of the best of the best, with three well-known b-boy crews—Battle Monkees, Full Force and Knucklehead Zoo. Their talent is unquestionable and their abilities are endless. Since appearing on "ABDC" in 2008, the crew has opened three dance studios, including one in Las Vegas.  In addition, members have appeared in numerous movies such as "Battle of the Year" "Planet Bboy," and "Honey 2" and commercials for "Pepsi Smash." Following a personal invitation from First Lady Michelle Obama, Super Cr3w is also the only hip hop crew to showcase at the White House.  The crew has also appeared in music videos & toured with the likes of Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Fergie, Paul McCartney, Missy Elliott, Christina Aguilera and J.LO and recently headlined as the principal cast along side their brothers the Jabbawockeez to open their Las Vegas shows "MUS.I.C" and "Prism."   Despite their busy schedules, the crew is ready to reunite and bring everything they have to the "ABDC" stage.</span></div><p></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​Quest Crew<br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">Season 3 "ABDC" Champions<br></span><em style="line-height:1.6;">Los Angeles, CA<br></em><span style="line-height:1.6;">Quest Crew is a group of close friends with a common love for dance and the arts.  From b-boying to tutting to martial arts, each member brings their own specialty and style to the stage with a great mix of humor, musicality and innovative choreography.  Following their season three  win, Quest Crew rose to international fame as they wowed audiences in Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and performed with artists such as Usher, LMFAO, Snoop Dogg, and Far East Movement.  Packed with high-flying, eye-popping tricks, and larger-than-life personalities, Quest Crew definitely has a style like no other.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>We Are Heroes<br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">Season 4 "ABDC" Champions<br></span><em style="line-height:1.6;">Los Angeles, CA<br></em><span style="line-height:1.6;">The first and only female crew to win the "ABDC" title, We Are Heroes prides itself on its diversity, as the seven members come from all different parts of the world.  After winning season four the girls embarked on a whirlwind trip of appearances and performances around the world. They appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres" show three times, were featured on "Oprah" and performed alongside artists such as Justin Bieber and Rihanna. In the past couple of years the group has gone their separate ways, pursuing individual dance careers in different facets, however once the girls heard about the show returning they were ecstatic to get the crew back together, and are coming for the other crews with an arsenal loaded with both new members and new tricks.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>I.aM.mE<br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">S</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">eason 6 "ABDC" Champions<br></span><em style="line-height:1.6;">Houston, TX<br></em><span style="line-height:1.6;">I.aM.mE refers to their unique dance style as "brain banging," a series of connections and large-scale visuals that create shapes and puzzles with the human body.  This innovative style not only won over the judges and viewers in season six but it opened doors for the crew to spread this style and their knowledge of dance with fans across the globe.  Since winning the "ABDC" title in season six, the crew pursued individual careers as dancers and choreographers, appearing alongside artists such as Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. Fans will also recognize some familiar faces this time around as members from past crews 8 Flavahz and Phunk Phenomenon have joined up once again take on the competition.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Elektrolytes<br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">Season 7 "ABDC</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">" Champions<br></span><em style="line-height:1.6;">Gilbert, AZ<br></em><span style="line-height:1.6;">The desert boys from Arizona are the reigning champions of ABDC and are ready to prove themselves once again.  Since winning season seven, these eight friends toured coast to coast as well as internationally, thrilling thousands of fans with their dynamic stunts, intricate choreography and trademark high energy.  Off of their success they have also performed at the Latin Grammys and continue to be the driving force of the thriving Arizona Hip Hop community. They call themselves Elektrolytes because dance fuels their body, and they are ready to take America by storm once again!</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Kinjaz<br></strong><em style="line-height:1.6;">Los Angeles, CA<br></em><span style="line-height:1.6;">Making their "ABDC" debut, the Kinjaz are a brotherhood of crusaders (comprised of former team leaders who used to compete against each other) on a quest to fearlessly explore the depths of their artistic purpose. Members hail from many reputable California dance companies including top "ABDC" crews such as the Jabbawockeez (season one champions) and Kaba Modern (season one contenders).  This crew will quickly become an "ABDC" fan favorite with their intricate choreography and creative storytelling, showing fans they have what it takes to compete against some of the top crews in "ABDC" history.</span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><br>FOLLOW THE "ABDC: ROAD TO THE VMAS" CREWS, JUDGES AND HOST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:</strong></span></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:122px;"><strong>CREWS</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:132px;"><strong>Twitter</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:122px;"><strong>Facebook</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:122px;"><strong>YouTube</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:124px;"><strong>Instagram</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">SUPER CR3W</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/supercr3w" style="color:#663399;">@SUPERCR3W</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/SUPER-CR3W/26686307763" style="color:#663399;">SUPER CR3W</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/SUPERCR3W11" style="color:#663399;">SUPER CR3W11</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Quest Crew</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/TheQuestCrew" style="color:#663399;">@TheQuestCrew</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/officialquestcrew" style="color:#663399;">Quest Crew</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/QuestDanceCrew" style="color:#663399;">Quest Crew</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/questcrew/?hl=en" style="color:#663399;">@QuestCrew</a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">WE ARE HEROES</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/weareheroescrew" style="color:#663399;">@WeAreHeroesCrew</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/We-Are-Heroes/308921834642" style="color:#663399;">We Are Heroes</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/weareheroescrew" style="color:#663399;">We Are Heroes</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">I.aM.mE</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/IaMmECrew" style="color:#663399;">@IaMmECrew</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/IaMmE-Crew/188187454538291" style="color:#663399;">IaMmE Crew</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/IaMmECrew" style="color:#663399;">iaMmECrew</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/iammecrew/" style="color:#663399;">@iammecrew</a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ELEKTROLYTES</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/elektrolytes" style="color:#663399;">@Elektrolytes</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Elektrolytes" style="color:#663399;">Elektrolytes</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/ElektrolytesHD" style="color:#663399;">Elektrolytes</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/elektrolytes" style="color:#663399;">@elektrolytes</a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">KINJAZ</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/kinjaz" style="color:#663399;">@KINJAZ</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/kinjaz" style="color:#663399;">The Kinjaz</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMiRRM8Mo7mmxemIs0OHEZA" style="color:#663399;">TheKinjaz</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/kinjaz/?hl=en" style="color:#663399;">@kinjaz</a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>JUDGES & HOST</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">T-Pain</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/TPAIN?p=s" style="color:#663399;">@TPAIN</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/t-pain" style="color:#663399;">T-Pain</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/tpain/" style="color:#663399;">@tpain</a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Teyana Taylor</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/TEYANATAYLOR?p=s" style="color:#663399;">@TEYANATAYLOR</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/teyanataylor" style="color:#663399;">Teyana Taylor</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/teyanataylor/" style="color:#663399;">@teyanataylor</a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Frankie Grande</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/FrankieJGrande?p=s" style="color:#663399;">@FrankieJGrande</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/thebigbrothertho" style="color:#663399;">Frankie Grande</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/frankiejgrande/" style="color:#663399;">@frankiejgrande</a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jason Dundas</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/JasonDundas?p=s" style="color:#663399;">@JasonDundas</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/jasondundas.fb" style="color:#663399;">Jason Dundas</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://instagram.com/jasondundas/?hl=en" style="color:#663399;">@jasondundas</a><br><br></td></tr></tbody></table><p>​</p><p>​"ABDC" is shot on location in Los Angeles, where dance crews perform their hottest moves for dance supremacy and a $100,000 cash prize.  Every performance-themed episode gives insight into the crews' emotion, spirit and inspiration as they step up to the challenge and show-off their ground-breaking choreography. Judges will eliminate crews each week, and viewers around the country will vote during the LIVE finale episode to choose the nation's best dance crew.<br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"America's Best Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs" is executive produced by Jane Y. Mun ("The Sing Off"), Rob Lee (Bayonne Entertainment) and Howard and Karen Schwartz (Hip Hop International). <br><br></p><p>The CLEAN & CLEAR® brand is an official sponsor of "America's Best Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs."<br><br></p><p></p>
MTV’s "SCREAM" PREMIERE DRAWS SIX MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS, LEAPS +45% IN L+3 RATINGShttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV’s-SCREAM-PREMIERE-DRAWS-SIX-MILLION-TOTAL-VIEWERS,-LEAPS-45-IN-L3-RATINGS.aspxMTV’s "SCREAM" PREMIERE DRAWS SIX MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS, LEAPS +45% IN L+3 RATINGSGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e17/6/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong></strong> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Additionally, Debut Episode Streamed More Than 500,000 Times on MTV.com and MTV App</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>"Teen Wolf" Two-Night Premiere Attracts 5.6 Million Total Viewers </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>as well as Two Million Streams on MTV.com and MTV App</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em>Click </em></strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/?id=1736713"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><em>HERE</em></strong></span></a><strong><em> for a sneak peek at episode 2 of MTV's "Scream"</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>New York, NY – July 6, 2015 – </strong>The premiere episode of <a href="http://www.mtv.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">MTV</span></a>'s hit new slasher series "<a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/scream/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Scream</span></a>" scared up big viewership numbers, drawing more than 6.0 million total viewers in live + 3, including 3.1 million viewers in MTV's core P12-34 audience.  The episode jumped 45% in L+3 and earned a 1.4 rating among P12-34.  It earned a 1.3 L+3 rating among P18-34.  Additionally, the premiere episode of "Scream" has been streamed 506,000 times to date on MTV.com and the MTV app.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Scream" now ranks as the most-watched new series premiere of the summer on cable with Millennials.  The premiere was the number-one cable telecast in its time period with P12-34 and P18-34.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"This is a strong start for 'Scream' and, as we head into our second episode and the series' debut at Comic-Con this weekend, we've got a lot of momentum behind the scary, twisty, and ridiculously fun season ahead," said Susanne Daniels, President of Programming for MTV.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The second episode of "Scream" airs Tuesday, July 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV – click<strong> </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/?id=1736713"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>HERE</strong></span></a> for a sneak peek (embed code included below).  On tomorrow night's "Scream" episode, another teen's death raises questions and causes yet another rift between the friends, and a provocative podcaster shows up to report on the town's murders, past and present.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Additionally, the two-night premiere of MTV's "Teen Wolf" season 5B attracted 5.6 million total viewers, including 2.9 million viewers in MTV's core P12-34 audience.  The first episode of the premiere event aired Monday, June 29 and drew a 1.9 L+3 rating among P12-34 and 1.4 among P18-34.  The second episode aired Tuesday, June 30 and drew a 1.8 L+3 rating among P12-34 and 1.4 among P18-34.  The "Teen Wolf" Season 5B premiere episodes have been streamed more than 2.0 million times to date on MTV.com and the MTV app.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>#MTVScream on Social Media</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The "Scream" premiere was big on social media as well, where the episode earned 54,000 tweets – approximately 15 tweets per second – during its initial airing.  #MTVScream trended worldwide on Twitter from approximately 10:15 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Eastern.   #Scream was the #2 trending Instagram term throughout the night as well.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The entire "Scream" cast live-tweeted the premiere episode, and more than 50 celebrities joined the conversation via their verified accounts, including Arnold Schwarzenegger and original "Scream" stars Courteney Cox and Jaimie Kennedy.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">To embed a clip from episode two of MTV's "Scream," use the following embed code:</p><p><iframe src="<a href="https://mediamtvnserv-a.akamaihd.net/embed/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:1217403"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://mediamtvnserv-a.akamaihd.net/embed/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:1217403</span></a>" width="512" height="288" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more ways to connect with "Scream" like it on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Facebook </strong></span></a>at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mtvscream"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Facebook.com/MTVSCREAM</strong></span></a><strong> </strong>or follow the show on <a href="https://twitter.com/MTVScream?original_referer=http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV-Upfront-2015.aspx&profile_id=131170751&related=mtv%2c%20mtv_2%2c%20mtvu&tw_i=616063891525763072&tw_p=embeddedtimeline&tw_w=349921772784742400"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Twitter</strong></span></a> <strong>@MTVScream</strong>. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Visit <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>MTVPress.com</strong></span></a> for photos and more information</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Scream" stars Willa Fitzgerald as "Emma," Bex Taylor-Klaus as "Audrey," Carlson Young as "Brooke," Amadeus Serafini as "Kieran," John Karna as "Noah," Connor Weil as "Will," Tracy Middendorf as "Maggie" and Jason Wiles as "Sheriff Hudson." </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV and Dimension TV (The Weinstein Company) bring the series adaptation of the hit horror film franchise, "Scream" to television with Bob and Harvey Weinstein as executive producers. In addition, Jill Blotevogel ("Harper's Island," "Ravenswood") and Jaime Paglia ("Arrow") will executive produce and show run, with John Shiban ("Hell on Wheels", "Breaking Bad") on board as a consulting producer. The pilot was written by Jay Beattie & Dan Dworkin ("Criminal Minds," "The Event," and "Revenge") and Jill Blotevogel. Additional Executive Producers are Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Sources:</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Viewership and Ratings</em><em>: </em>Nielsen; Live +3 Data unless otherwise specified; P2+, P12-34, P18-34 specific; ranks based on Live +3 (000s); Reach 1 min qual., all airings of premiere episode on MTV and premiere simulcast on VH1)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Digital Streams: </em>Omniture, Sitecatalyst, 6/30/15-7/6/15</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Tweets: </em>Nielsen SocialGuide</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.mtvpress.com</span></a>.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Contacts:<br></strong></p><p><strong>For Scream:</strong></p><p>Jennifer Solari<br><a href="mailto:jennifer.solari@mtvstaff.com"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a><a href="mailto:jennifer.solari@mtvstaff.com">jennifer.solari@mtvstaff.com</a><br>310.752.8428<br></p><p>Kyle Pleva <br><a href="mailto:Kyle.Pleva@mtvstaff.com"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Kyle.Pleva@mtvstaff.com</span></a> <br>310.752.8352</p><p> </p><p><strong>For Teen Wolf:</strong></p><p>Rayna Schwartz<br><a href="mailto:Rayna.Schwartz@mtvstaff.com"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a><a href="mailto:Rayna.Schwartz@mtvstaff.com">Rayna.Schwartz@mtvstaff.com</a><br>310-752-8701<br></p><p>Juliana Clifton<br><a href="mailto:Juliana.Clifton@Viacommix.com"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Juliana.Clifton@Viacommix.com</span></a><br>212-846-4247</p>
ALL TIME LOW AND FLO RIDA HITTING THE STAGE AT “MTV FANDOM FEST” DURING COMIC-CON SAN DIEGOhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/ALL-TIME-LOW-AND-FLO-RIDA-HITTING-THE-STAGE-AT--“MTV-FANDOM-FEST”-DURING-COMIC-CON-SAN-DIEGO.aspxALL TIME LOW AND FLO RIDA HITTING THE STAGE AT “MTV FANDOM FEST” DURING COMIC-CON SAN DIEGOGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e16/30/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Austin Butler, Tyga, And The Cast From "The Originals" Among the Celebs Lined Up to Present Along</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>With Hosts Tyler Posey and Bella Thorne</strong></p><p>International, genre-busting music superstar Flo Rida and rock juggernauts All Time Low are set to headline the "MTV Fandom Fest"<strong> </strong>on Thursday, July 9 at Petco Park during Comic-Con San Diego. The "MTV Fandom Awards" honor the fans whose tenacious excitement pushes movies, TV, books and comics from subculture to mainstream worldwide success. To further honor the dedicated fans of Comic-Con, the "MTV Fandom Fest" is a free party at Petco Park open to all Comic-Con badge holders with food, drinks, games and giveaways, in addition to the performances by All Time Low and Flo Rida.  </p><ul><li><strong>Find out more about Flo Rida </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/flo-rida/"><strong>here</strong></a></li></ul><ul><li><strong>Find out more about All Time Low </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/all-time-low/"><strong>here</strong></a><strong> </strong></li></ul><p><strong>Celebrity appearances</strong> including hosts Bella Thorne ("Scream") and Tyler Posey ("Teen Wolf"):</p><ul><li>Austin Butler ("The Shannara Chronicles") </li><li>Dylan Bruce ("Orphan Black") </li><li>Ed Skrein (<em>The Transporter Refueled</em>)</li><li>iJustine and Joey Graceffa (Social Influencers)    <br><br><span style="text-align:justify;">"The Originals" Cast</span></li><li><span style="text-align:justify;"></span><span style="text-align:justify;">Joseph Morgan (Klaus Mikaelson)</span></li><li>Daniel Gillies (Elijah Mikaelson)</li><li>Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley Marshall)</li><li>Charles Michael Davis (Marcel Gerard)    </li><li>Leah Pipes (Camille O'Connell)</li><li>Danielle Campbell (Davina Claire)</li><li>Yusuf Gatewood (Vincent Griffith)<br></li></ul><ul><li>The <em>Hitman Agent 47</em> Cast</li><li>Rupert Friend (Agent 47)</li><li>Hannah Ware (Katia van Dees)</li></ul><ul><li>Lyndie Greenwood ("Sleepy Hollow")</li><li>Tyga (MTV2's "Kingin' With Tyga")</li><li>Orlando Jones <br><br><strong>Special appearances in the "MTV Fandom Awards Special"</strong>:</li><li>The "Younger" Cast</li><li>Hilary Duff (Kelsey Peters)</li><li>Sutton Foster (Liza Miller)</li><li>Nico Tortorella (Josh)<br></li></ul><ul><li>The "Teen Wolf" Cast</li><li>Dylan Sprayberry (Liam Dunbar)</li><li>Shelly Hennig (Malia Tate)</li><li>Cody Christian (Theo Raeken)</li><li>Victoria Moroles (Hayden Romero)    </li><li>Khylin Rhambo (Mason Hewitt)<br></li></ul><ul><li>Lindsey Morgan ("The 100")    </li><li>Robin Lord Taylor ("Gotham")</li><li>Katie Stevens ("Faking It") <br><strong><br></strong></li><li><strong>"MTV FANDOM FEST" and "MTV FANDOM AWARDS"</strong></li><li>Thursday, July 9 at Petco Park</li><li>Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  PST (Awards start at  8:00 p.m. PDT)</li></ul><p><strong>"MTV FANDOM AWARDS SPECIAL"</strong></p><p><strong></strong><span style="text-align:justify;">Sunday, Ju</span><span style="text-align:justify;">ly 12 on MTV 8 p.m. ET/PT</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA FANS UNITE!</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:left;">#FandomAwards</p><p style="text-align:left;"><a href="https://twitter.com/MTV">@MTV</a></p><p style="text-align:left;"><a href="https://twitter.com/AllTimeLow">@AllTimeLow</a></p><p style="text-align:left;"><a href="https://twitter.com/official_flo">@official_flo</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/cworiginals">@cworiginals</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/josephmorgan">@josephmorgan</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/danieljgillies">@danieljgillies</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/1PhoebeJTonkin">@1PhoebeJTonkin</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/CharlesMD">@CharlesMD</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/leahmariepipes">@leahmariepipes</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/daniellemcam">@daniellemcam</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/YusufGatewood">@YusufGatewood</a></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>WANT TO VOTE? </strong></span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/fandomawards/2015/fandom-of-the-year/#/voting">Vote for Fandom of the Year!</a></p><p style="text-align:left;"><a href="http://mtv.tumblr.com/tagged/shipoftheyear">Vote for Ship of the Year!</a> </p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>WE LOVE PRESS!</strong></span></p><p>Apply for "MTV Fandom Awards" and "MTV Fandom Fest" </p><p>press credentials, please visit <a href="file://///ad.viacom.com/dept/mtv_press/Fandom%20Awards/2015/Draft%20Releases/MTVPRESS.COM">MTVPress.com</a> by July 1, 2015</p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>FAQs AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NOMINEES, SPONSORS, ETC</strong></span></p><p>Visit  <a href="file://///ad.viacom.com/dept/mtv_press/Fandom%20Awards/2015/Draft%20Releases/FandomAwards.MTV.com">FandomAwards.MTV.com</a> or <a href="/sites/mtvpress/Pages/AVENGERS,-MAD-MAX,-PITCH-PERFECT-2,-“BROAD-CITY,”-“EMPIRE”-AND-“ARROW”-AMONG-32-NOMINEES-IN-EPIC-SHOWDOWN-FOR-MTV’S--“FANDO.aspx">MTVPress.com</a></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>NEED TO TALK? </strong></span></p><p>Michelle Clark-McCrary/212-846-3538/<a href="mailto:Michelle.Clark-McCrary@viacommix.com">Michelle.Clark-McCrary@viacommix.com</a></p><p>Jake Urbanski /212-846-6888/<a href="mailto:jake.urbanski@mtvstaff.com">jake.urbanski@mtvstaff.com</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="line-height:1.6;">###</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span></p>

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