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Vice Media Postproduction Workers Ratify New IATSE Contract

Postproduction workers at Vice Media have ratified a new three-year IATSE contract that reduces their working hours per week without diminishing their net weekly compensation. After months of negotiations, in a meeting on Saturday 97 percent of eligible Vice Media workers voted to ratify the agreement, which will decrease previously standard 50-hour work weeks to […]

Vice Raises $135M in Funding From James Murdoch Firm, Existing Investors

Vice Media’s dreams of going public appear to be on hold for the time being, with the company choosing instead to raise $135 million from some of its existing investors, including James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems, TPG and TCV, as well as Sixth Street and Antenna Group. The cash infusion will be used “to fund its […]

‘Vice Versa: Crusaders’ Director Talks Confronting Jehovah’s Witnesses With Child Sexual Abuse, Cover-Up Claims: “It’s About Corruption”

Aaron Kaufman, as Robert Rodriguez’s longtime producing partner, is used to dealing with Hollywood stars, major studios and pleasing global audiences with genre movies like Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Machete and Machete Kills. He even directed his own B-movie thriller, Urge, starring Pierce Brosnan and released by Lionsgate, and Kaufman and Rodriguez […]

BuzzFeed and Vice Media’s Next Pivot: “Last Resort” Efforts to Go Public

During the venture capital-funded digital media boom of the 2010s, startup founders often voiced world-conquering ambitions. In 2014, Vice Media co-founder Shane Smith bragged: “We won’t be the next CNN or ESPN or MTV. We’ll be 10 times that size.” A year later, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti informed staff that they were building “a global, […]

BuzzFeed Going Public, Valued At $1.5B In SPAC Merger

Digital media giant BuzzFeed is merging with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) and going public in a bid to roll up and consolidate some of the digital media industry. The deal will value the company at $1.5 billion. The company says that it has agreed to merge with 890 5th Avenue Partners, a SPAC […]

Jonathan Van Ness to Voice Vice TV AIDS Doc (Exclusive)

Queer Eye star and New York Times-bestselling author Jonathan Van Ness is set to voice a special documentary feature commissioned by Vice TV to mark the 40th anniversary of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Vice Versa: The Neglected Pandemic, 40 Years of HIV & AIDS, produced by Vice Studios and distributed worldwide by Vice Distribution, is […]

Vice Hires ABC’s Van Scott to Lead U.S. Communications

Scott departs ABC News just a few weeks before the network news division gets a new president.

Vice Media’s Shane Smith Sells Santa Monica Estate for Nearly $49M

The executive chairman and co-founder of Vice Media Group paid $23 million for the approximately 14,000-square-foot, 13-bedroom mansion in 2015.

Vice Media Opens First Office in Saudi Arabia

The media giant is also teaming with the Saudi Research & Marketing Group on a training program.

Discovery+ Adds Vice Series to Nonfiction Roster (Exclusive)

The streamer has acquired shows including 'Hamilton's Pharmacopeia,' 'Dark Side of the Ring' and 'Weediquette.'

Fuse Media Acquires Transgender Makeover Series ‘Clothes Minded’ (Exclusive)

Fuse Media has picked up the transgender makeover series Clothes Minded from Canadian LGBTQ+ TV channel OUTtv and Vice Studios for the U.S. market, ahead of an early 2021 premiere.

Vice Studios Names Jannat Gargi as U.S. Documentary Head (Exclusive)

Vice Studios has tapped veteran producer Jannat Gargi to fill the newly created role of vp, head of documentaries in the U.S.