Brian Robbins

CEO & Founder at AwesomenessTV

Brian Robbins is one of the entertainment industry’s most prolific producers of television, film and digital media. As founder of AwesomenessTV, which launched in July 2012, he helms one of the fastest growing teen and tween destinations on YouTube. The AwesomenessTV banner includes AwesomenessTV, a channel featuring scripted and reality series including IMO, Randomness, Make Me Over, Austin Mahone Takeover, Mindless Takeover, Cheerleaders, Awesomeness Hollywood, BOP Report and Runaways and the ATVNetwork, a community-based MCN focused on discovering and supporting the next generation of YouTube stars, with over 73,000 channels of teen content creators who have accumulated over 1.2 billion views. AwesomenessTV was acquired by DreamWorks Animation in May of 2013 and is now a wholly owned subsidiary that continues to operate independently.

As the co-founder of Tollin/Robbins Productions and the founder and president of Varsity Pictures, Robbins is best known for executive producing numerous popular and critical television hits aimed at teens and young audiences, including the long-running CW series Smallville and One Tree Hill, Disney Channel’s Sonny With a Chance and So Random, Nickelodeon’s All That and Kenan and Kel, and Spike TV’s Blue Mountain State. Robbins was also the producing force behind the popular WB series What I Like About You and HBO’s Arli$$.

In features, Robbins has directed and/or produced films such as Disney’s Wild Hogs and Shaggy Dog, Paramount’s Coach Carter, Hardball and Varsity Blues, DreamWorks’ Norbit and A Thousand Words and Sony’s Radio.

Prior to Awesomeness TV, Robbins financed, produced and distributed the feature film FRED: The Movie, based on teenager Lucas Cruikshank’s record-breaking series of FRED videos on YouTube, and also produced its sequels, Night of the Living FRED and Fred 3: Camp Fred, as well as the ensuing television series FRED The Show that aired on Nickelodeon. All three films, as well as FRED The Show, debuted to record audiences amongst both teens and tweens.

Robbins won a Directors Guild Award, a Peabody Award, and has been nominated for the Emmy Award.
Robbins and Varsity Pictures are represented by UTA.

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