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2015 MTV Video Music Awards (2015) Poster

(2015 TV Special)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Hamish Hamilton

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Miley Cyrus ... (special material by)
Evan Goldberg ... (special material by)
Kyle Hunter ... (special material by)
Seth Rogen ... (special material by)
Ariel Shaffir ... (special material by)

Cast (in credits order)  

Miley Cyrus ... Herself - Hostess
Kanye West ... Himself
Taylor Swift ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lily Aldridge ... Herself
Carly Aquilino ... Herself
Awkwafina ... Herself
Iggy Azalea ... Herself - Performer
Ike Barinholtz ... Himself
Sarah Baska Sarah Baska ... Herself
Justin Bieber ... Himself - Performer
Austin Butler ... Himself
Ciara ... Herself
Wayne Coyne ... Himself
Matt Cutshall Matt Cutshall ... Himself
Pete Davidson ... Himself
Cara Delevingne ... Herself
Fawn ... Herself
FKA Twigs ... Herself
Wale Folarin ... Himself (as Wale)
Charlamagne Tha God ... Himself
Selena Gomez ... Herself
Kat Graham ... Herself
Frankie Grande ... Himself
Grandmaster Caz Grandmaster Caz ... Himself - Performer
Gigi Hadid ... Herself - Presenter
Allison Hagendorf ... Announcer
Priyom Haider ... Bollywood Dancer with book
Todrick Hall ... Himself
Mariska Hargitay ... Herself
Vanessa Hudgens ... Herself
Martha Hunt ... Herself
Jon Huybrecht ... Tall Skurf
Ice Cube ... Himself - Presenter
O'Shea Jackson Jr. ... Himself - Presenter
Kylie Jenner ... Herself - Presenter
JoJo ... Herself
Nick Jonas ... Himself - Presenter
Joseph Kahn ... Himself
Kim Kardashian West ... Herself
Tori Kelly ... Herself - Performer
Karlie Kloss ... Herself
Kool Moe Dee Kool Moe Dee ... Himself - Performer
Gigi Lazzarato ... Herself - Presenter (as Gigi Gorgeous)
John Legend ... Himself - Presenter
Jared Leto ... Himself - Presenter
Ryan Lewis ... Himself - Performer
Chester Lockhart ... Himself
Demi Lovato ... Herself - Performer
Macklemore ... Himself - Performer
Teri Marlowe ... Bride of Frankenstein
Bruno Mars ... Himself
Charlotte McKinney ... Herself
Melle Mel ... Himself - Performer
Shawn Mendes ... Himself
Vic Mensa ... Himself
Miguel ... Himself - Presenter
Nicki Minaj ... Herself
Mark Munoz ... Papa Skurf
Ne-Yo ... Himself - Presenter
Nessa Nessa ... Herself
Tyler Oakley ... Himself
Rita Ora ... Herself - Presenter
Kelly Osbourne ... Herself
D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce ... Drag Queen Dancer (as Shangela)
Charlie Puth ... Himself
Emily Ratajkowski ... Herself - Presenter
Jillian Rose Reed ... Herself
Mark Ronson ... Himself
Samantha Ronson ... Herself
Amber Rose ... Herself
Andy Samberg ... Himself
Jeremy Scott ... Himself
Big Sean ... Himself - Presenter
Serayah ... Herself - Presenter
Jaden Smith ... Himself
Willow Smith ... Herself
Jussie Smollett ... Himself - Presenter
Ashla Soter ... Herself
Britney Spears ... Herself - Presenter
Dylan Sprayberry ... Himself
Hailee Steinfeld ... Herself - Presenter
Katie Stevens ... Herself
Lindsey Stirling ... Herself
Candice Strazzulla Candice Strazzulla ... Sia (Impersonator)
Patrick Stump ... Himself
Gregg Sulkin ... Himself
T-Pain ... Himself
Chrissy Teigen ... Herself
Bella Thorne ... Herself
Gone Thursday Gone Thursday ... Himself
Timbaland ... Himself
Twenty One Pilots ... Themselves - Performers
Tyga ... Himself
Arielle Vandenberg ... Herself
Walk the Moon ... Themselves
The Weeknd ... Himself - Performer
Pete Wentz ... Himself
Darnell White Jr. Darnell White Jr. ... Himself - Dancer
Shaun White ... Himself
Pharrell Williams ... Himself - Performer
Rebel Wilson ... Herself - Presenter

Produced by 

Nicole Alexander ... audience producer
Mike Alvarez ... line producer
Barb Bialkowski ... producer (as Barbara Bialkowski)
Ben Biscotti ... audience producer
Joanna Bomberg ... co-executive producer
Amy Doyle ... executive producer
Garrett English ... executive producer
Emily Harper ... coordinating producer
Jesse Ignjatovic ... executive producer
Jeff Jacobs ... supervising producer
Tiffany Johnson ... associate producer
Jen Jones ... co-executive producer (as Jennifer Jones)
Gary Lanvy ... coordinating producer
Adam Leber ... producer to Miley Cyrus
Lee Lodge ... co-executive producer
Sara Miller ... associate producer
Daniel Norris ... supervising producer
Guy Oldfield ... supervising producer
Bernadette Rodriguez ... segment producer
Chase Simonds ... coordinating producer
Van Toffler ... executive producer
Michael Wolf ... producer (segment "Inside the VMAs")

Cinematography by 

Chris Darnell ... segment director of photography

Film Editing by 

Phil Davis ... segment editor
Asher Lewis ... (edited by)
Hector Lopez ... lead editor (as Héctor López)
Nathan Morgan
Michael Wolf ... (segment "Inside the VMAs")

Production Design by 

Tom Scutt

Art Direction by 

Matt Steinbrenner

Makeup Department 

Shawn Finch ... key hair
Kristi Fuhrmann ... key make-up (as Kristi Fuhrmann-Kerr)
Anthony Pazos ... key hair stylist
Cale Thomas ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Jose David Acevedo ... Production Assistant
Natalie Allsup ... unit manager
Melanie Block ... executive in charge
Matthew E. Carvette ... post production supervisor
Andrea Fantl ... production manager
Sam Hendrick ... unit manager
Michael Meilan ... production supervisor
Gesa Schlotfeldt ... production manager: Pre-Show

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Payman Benz ... segment director
Hayley Collett ... associate director
Sara Niimi ... associate director

Art Department 

Robert Beringhele ... head carpenter
Robert Friel ... production props (as Bobby Friel)
Resa Jorgensen ... assistant art director
Kristen Merlino ... assistant art director
Laura Staat ... electronic graphics

Sound Department 

Steve Anderson ... a25
Damon Andres ... a25
John Arenas ... pl
Niles Buckner ... pl
Steve Chavez ... pl
Erik Clabeaux ... sound mixer:second unit
Larry Covelli ... a25
Phil DeTolve ... post re-recording mixer
Mike Faustino ... a25
Greg Ferrara ... a25
Kristian Harper ... sound engineer
Allan Hessler ... protools
Alex Hoyo ... a25
Klaus Landsberg ... audio mixer
Gary Long ... audio playback
Bob Milligan ... pl
Pablo Munguia ... protools
Pete Nichols ... sound design & effects editor
Chris Olson ... a25 / pl
Jeff Peterson ... foh
Pete San Filipo ... a25
Alec Sherrie ... a25
Mike Stewart ... foh
Barry S. Weir Jr. ... sound designer (as Barry Weir)
Marece Williams ... sound playback: Miley Cyrus

Special Effects by 

Adam Biscow ... special effects designer

Visual Effects by 

Danny Hirsch ... associate producer: Elastic

Camera and Electrical Department 

Emre Aslay ... lighting director
Grant Babbitt ... camera operator (segment "s")
Robert T. Barnhart ... lighting designer (as Bob Barnhart)
Danny Bonilla ... camera
Mitch Bryan ... pi playback
Richard Coniglio ... videotape
Brian Cooper ... lighting assistant
John Cox ... lighting assistant
Kary D'Alessandro ... camera
Dave Eastwood ... camera
Suzanne Ebner ... camera
Donald Flanagan ... rigger (as Donald 'Joe' Flanagan)
Dustin Ford ... live camera utility
Mark Gamsey ... camera
George Gilsbach ... rigger
Travis Hagenbuch ... lighting director
John Heiman ... rigger
Terrance Ho ... video
J.M. Hurley ... video
Andrew Jansen ... camera
Mark Koonce ... camera
Jon Kusner ... lighting designer
Frank Linder ... head camera utility
Tore Livia ... camera
Chris Lopez ... best boy (as Christopher Lopez)
Chad Lovegren ... camera utility
Gary Mardling ... rigger
Harlan Moen ... videotape
Rob Palmer ... camera operator
David Plakos ... camera
Pete Radice ... lighting programmer
Jofre Rosero ... camera
Seth Saint Vincent ... camera
Dylan Sanford ... camera
Charles Silas ... evs
Alen Sisul ... head gaffer
Mark Villa ... dimmer tech
Michael Wolf ... camera operator
Easter Xua ... camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Lowri Best ... costume technician: Izquierdo Studio
Ruda Tillett ... costume technician: Nicki Minaj
Heather Zweigel ... wardrobe stylist

Editorial Department 

Joe D'Alessio ... assistant editor
Joe Delgado ... assistant editor
Ken Gales ... Editorial Support Engineer
Mesgen Gebremeskel ... assistant editor
Chris Hicks ... assistant editor
Connor Huggett ... assistant editor
Ben Lev ... on-line editor
Salem Rabadi ... assistant editor
Kristen Selph ... assistant editor
Brad Short ... assistant editor
Stephen Waichulis ... assistant editor

Location Management 

Gary Dunkel ... locations
Sean Englert ... location assistant
Ines Fontao ... location manager
Joe Fontao ... location manager
Gregg Lederman ... location 2nd

Music Department 

Camilla Chen ... music & media licensing
Pedro Costa ... composer: additional music
Elena Diaz ... executive in charge of music & talent
Gina Esposito ... executive in charge of music & talent
Rochelle Holguin ... mtv creative music integration
Rick Krimbel ... music supervisor
David Montalvo ... music & media licensing
Ryan Shaw ... music & media licensing
Jay Vicari ... music mixer

Other crew 

Demi Adejuyigbe ... creative consultant
Tomi Afolabi ... music & celebrity talent
Alia Ali ... talent seating & ticketing
Phil Allende ... production coordinator
Brenda Antonio ... music & celebrity talent
Niki Barnes ... production coordinator
Denny Barry ... stage manager
Joe Barry ... staging supervisor
Rachel Baumgarten ... mtv integrated marketing
Michael Boschetti ... security director
Guy Branum ... creative consultant
Jonathan Burch ... script coordinator
Richard Chaim ... craft service (as Pit Stop Coffee)
Christian Alexander Cook ... production assistant
Marco Cuoco ... music & celebrity talent
Tobias Daniels ... talent coordinator
Suz-Anna Dela Rosa ... director of ticketing (as Suz-Anna Vardakas)
Danielle Edgren ... talent manager
George Epley ... technical operations executive
Shawn Fields ... video engineer
Valdez Flagg ... stage manager
Paul Forrest ... stage manager
Roy Friedland ... stage manager
Angie Gibson ... production coordinator
Amanda Goeppner ... production assistant
Michelle L. Hall ... production assistant (as Michelle Hall)
Rachel Havner ... mtv integrated marketing
Chris Hines ... stage manager
Craig Hissong ... production assistant
Krista Homiak ... production coordinator
Garry Hood ... head stage manager
Jensen Karp ... Creative Consultant
Sarah Khan ... Talent Producer
Mike Kijanski ... talent logistics
Tiare King ... dressing room coordinator
Natassja Komins ... production coordinator
Neil Larson ... production safety
Lisa Lauricella ... music & celebrity talent
Shelley Lazar ... talent seating & ticketing
Johnny Byul Lee ... audience co-ordinator
Patricia Leiva ... production coordinator
Stephan Lenart ... talent seating & ticketing
Brian Lolly ... production head rigger
Ashley Markley ... production associate
Jennifer Marquet ... stage manager
Jennalee Martin ... production accountant
Meggie McFadden ... creative consultant
Allyson McGintee ... music & celebrity talent
Tracy Meltzer ... music & celebrity talent
Eric Mentis ... Key Production Assistant
Drina Mohacsi ... stage manager
Michelle Montgomery-Baynes ... travel manager (as Michelle Montgomery)
J.B. Mwinyi ... production coordinator (as JB Mwinyi)
Shaena Nalani ... Press Production Manager
Guy Oldfield ... supervising producer
Patrice Patrick ... dressing room manager
Ron Paul ... stage manager
Christina Perez ... music & celebrity talent
Katie Perkins ... stage manager
Sandra Piedra ... music & celebrity talent
D.C. Pierson ... head creative consultant
Wendy Plaut ... celebrity talent executive
Vince Poxon ... stage manager
Karena Price ... production coordinator
Lauren Reid ... mtv.com
Eric Rhoden ... stage manager
Jessica Rionero ... production assistant
Drew Rivera ... production coordinator
Pete Rizzo ... technical manager
Kelli Rollins ... production staff
Dimitrios Rongakis ... production assistant
Ruben Sandoval Jr. ... press utility
Ambika B. Sanjana ... production assistant (as Ambika Sanjana)
Jaclyn Sassoon ... mtv.com
Rob Sellers ... stage manager
Avi Septimus ... talent credentials coordinator
Amanda Short ... production coordinator
Jennie Singer ... script supervisor
Doug Smith ... stage manager
Star Smith ... production coordinator
Mason Steinberg ... creative consultant
Cheryl Teetzel ... stage manager (as Cheryl Teetzel-Moore)
Jennilynn Crystal Ulanday ... production assistant
Ciel Vanderveen ... mtv.com
Chris Velvin ... senior director production safety
Rey Vincenty ... stage manager
Joshua C. Wader ... stage manager (as Josh Wader)
Rod Wardell ... technical director
Jonathan Wayre ... vintage studio lighting
Ari Woog ... stage manager
Brenda Banet ... rehearsal actor (uncredited)

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