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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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