Sunday, June 10, 2018

Viacom Seeking Next Gen Storytellers To Join ViewFinder, Viacom's Emerging Directors Program

Calling all directors: do you have the Global Guts to bring YOUR directing voice to TV screens around the world? Prove it by applying to ViewFinder - Viacom's Emerging Directors Program!

Viacom is home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in over 160 countries and territories.

The ViewFinder: Emerging Directors Program is a Viacom-wide initiative which seeks to provide directors with underrepresented voices an opportunity to enhance their skill set and grow their network, and giving them the chance to change the conversation. Program participants will shadow established directors on scripted and non-scripted programming across all Viacom brands and platforms.

Each one of Viacom's Brand Partners has a specific voice that reaches out to the world and connects with a core audience.

Viacom's ViewFinder mission is to find talented and emerging visual storytellers, connect them with Viacom's Brand Partners, and help bring their unique voices and experiences into the world of television.

How it works:

May 2018 - Submission Period Opens (Monday, May 21 – Friday, June 15)

June 2018 - Evaluation Begins. Semi-Finalists will be notified at the beginning of August. Finalists will be notified at the end of August.

September 2018 - Participants Announced! Program participants will be notified mid-September.

October 2018 - You're needed on set! Program participants will shadow directors on one or more episodes of Viacom programming from prep through post production on scripted and non-scripted series and specials.


For consideration, application and submission materials must be submitted online between May 21st – June 15th by 11:59PM (PST). Please review the Submission Guidelines for additional requirements and information.

Based on their areas of expressed interest, participants will shadow a director on one or more episodes from prep through post production on Viacom scripted and unscripted programming including drama, comedy, variety, music specials, multi-camera studio-based productions, and live specials.

Each Participant will receive a stipend per week during shadowing assignments.

Participants will be required to attend one or more Program briefings in order to provide guidance on goals, expectations, and day-to-day work during the Program to maximize positive results for both Viacom and the Program’s participants. Other briefings may include, but are not limited to, social mixers and meet and greets with executives from the various Viacom Brands.

At the sole discretion of company, participants may be offered the opportunity to direct an episode/program or related ancillary content for the various productions across all Viacom Brands.

Ten of Viacom’s Brands - Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, BET, Logo, TV Land, CMT, VH-1, Paramount Network and Paramount Television - have partnered with ViewFinder in order to help bring your voice to the world of television.

Now Accepting Submissions

Tell Viacom ViewFinder your story, and show them why your voice is one that needs to be heard. For full information about Viacom ViewFinder and to apply to be part of this amazing experience, visit! Follow Viacom ViewFinder on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest news and updates from the program!

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