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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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