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Brian Robbins steps down as AwesomenessTV CEO

The CEO of the L.A.-based AwesomenessTV, Brian Robbins is stepping down from his position Brett Bouttier, president of Awesomeness TV, will continue to lead the company, said Robbins in a memo to staff which ...
February 23, 2017

The CEO of the L.A.-based AwesomenessTV, Brian Robbins is stepping down from his position

Brett Bouttier, president of Awesomeness TV, will continue to lead the company, said Robbins in a memo to staff which was shared with realscreen. Bouttier been a partner with Robbins almost since the company’s inception,

Robbins, who directed the films Varsity Blues and Hardball and produced series such as One Tree Hill, started AwesomenessTV as a Youtube channel in 2012 with Joe Davola (In Living Color, MTV Networks). The channel has grown into a global brand focused on the Generation Z demographic.

The channel creates original programming across mobile and streaming services, web destinations and broadcast networks. It has produced series such as Royal Crush, Foursome and The Commute.

Robbins has not revealed his plans going forward.

AwesomnessTV is owned by Comcast, Hearst and Verizon.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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