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Negotiations Update for 2018 MTV Video Music Awards and Other Viacom Network Awards Programs

JUNE 29, 2019
SAG-AFTRA’s contract with Viacom and other production companies covering awards programs for Viacom networks such as the MTV Video Music Awards and the Kids’ Choice Awardsexpires on August 13. While SAG-AFTRA is attempting to negotiate a new agreement, it’s possible that we will not have an agreement in place before the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 20. Thus, please check with SAG-AFTRA to verify whether there’s a union contract in place before accepting employment — as a host, awards presenter, singer, dancer, background actor, stand-in or any other performer category — for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awardsor any other awards program intended for exhibition on a Viacom network (e.g., MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Nickelodeon, BET, or Paramount TV).