Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Awesomeness TV, Brian Robbins has decided to leave the company that he has been helming for the last five years, it is learnt.
Airing his decision, Robbins sent a note to the staff of his outfit stating, “the time is right for me to pass the baton and seek new challenges.”
The move of Robbins comes nearly six months after Comcast’s NBC Universal completed its $3.8 billion acquisition of Awesomeness’ parent company DreamWorks Animation.
In his memo to the staff Robbins noted that Awesomeness president Brett Bouttier will assume leadership of the company and will look for a creative partner to help him run the business. However, Robbins will stay with the company through the transition.
A longtime producer known for Smallville and Varsity Blues, Robbins launched Awesomeness way back in 2012 with producing partner Joe Davola. In addition to producing digital series for YouTube, Netflix and other digital platforms, Awesomeness operates a network of YouTube talent, owns management company Big Frame and runs millennial mom brand Awestruck. Its first theatrical feature, Before I Fall, starring Zoey Deutch and Halston Sage premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.