In the newest spherical of consolidation on the Viacom facet of ViacomCBS, the Kids & Family division run by President Brian Robbins is merging all live-action manufacturing beneath one workforce, spanning improvement, present collection and studio content material. The workforce will likely be led by Nickelodeon’s Shauna Phelan and Zack Olin, who will proceed to guide Nick’s live-action scripted content material and can now additionally oversee live-action for Awesomeness and third-party platforms. They take over the duties beforehand held by Awesomeness’ EVP, live-action studios Shelley Zimmerman, who opted to not renew her contract and left the corporate after 5 years to pursue one other alternative.
Syrinthia Studer, who joined ViacomCBS in June, will proceed to supervise the mixed Awesomeness and Nickelodeon’s live-action movie studio. Phelan, Olin and Studer all report back to Robbins.
“As our content material grows in demand from each our personal audiences and from third-party platforms, consolidating all scripted live-action beneath Shauna and Zack streamlines our course of to make the most important inventive affect attainable,” mentioned Robbins. “Syrinthia, Shauna and Zack are a formidable workforce of terrific storytellers, and so they’re delivering an thrilling slate of movies and collection which have been tailor-made to the total expanse of demos we serve, from youngsters to Gen Z.”
Robbins, who was named President of Nickelodeon in 2018, retook management of Awesomeness, which he co-founded, within the November 2019 ViacomCBS restructuring. His skilled relationship with Zimmerman goes again 20 years to his earlier firm Tollin/Robbins Prods. the place Zimmerman was a improvement govt, rising to President of Television Development.
“Shelley and I’ve labored collectively all through the years, and he or she is an extremely proficient and savvy inventive govt,” Robbins mentioned. “We want her the best possible and are so grateful for her management and contributions to Awesomeness’s studio success with hits like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, PEN15 and Trinkets.”