Awesomeness is bringing in an attention oldster during a tip of a ranks.
Sources endorse that Jordan Levin has been tapped as CEO of a young-skewing multimedia company, a corner try between Comcast’s DreamWorks Animation, Hearst Corp. and Verizon. The executive, who many recently had been portion as arch calm officer of a National Football League, announced his depart from a NFL around a staff memo progressing Tuesday morning.
In his new role, that he’ll start on May 30, Levin will work alongside Awesomeness president Brett Bouttier, overseeing a company’s portfolio that includes AwesomenessTV, Awesomeness Films, DreamWorksTV, Awestruck and a newly announced Awesomeness News. The employing comes a few months after Awesomeness co-founder Brian Robbins stepped down from his post, observant during a time that Bouttier would demeanour for a new artistic partner to assistance him run a business.
“I’m impossibly vehement to join this extraordinary group that Brian, Brett and [AwesomenessTV co-founder] Joe [Davola] put together and continue to grow a Awesomeness code all around a world,” Levin pronounced in a memo sent to Awesomeness employees. “I trust Awesomeness has turn one of a many applicable brands for immature adults opposite television, film and digital since it fast cultivated a ardent village around a unaccompanied voice and artistic vision. No other opening has empowered a new era of creators and consumers so authentically, and we can’t wait to be a partial of it.”
The news also comes reduction than a year after Comcast’s NBCUniversal acquired Awesomeness’ primogenitor association DreamWorks Animation, a $3.8 billion understanding that led to a depart of DWA CEO and Awesomeness champion Jeffrey Katzenberg. Awesomeness is now partial of an handling section famous as DreamWorks New Media, with Verizon and Hearst remaining as minority investors.
Earlier this year, Verizon and Awesomeness announced that they were scrapping their skeleton to launch a streaming service, that was approaching to be an HBO of sorts for shortform video. Instead, Awesomeness pronounced it would deposit those resources into producing some-more calm for a ad-supported go90 platform.
During his two-year army as a NFL’s arch calm officer, Levin oversaw NFL Network and NFL Films, along with a league’s digital properties, amicable channels, eventuality programming and outmost partnerships. Prior to his NFL role, he was a partial of a initial executive group during The WB, where he oversaw shows including Dawson’s Creek, Buffy a Vampire Slayer, Felicity, Smallville and Gilmore Girls.
Here’s a full memo that was sent to Awesomeness staff from Universal Pictures authority Jeff Shell:
I am gay to let we know that Jordan Levin will be fasten Awesomeness as CEO. Jordan comes to a association with an superb lane record for successfully mixing creativity and business astuteness in building calm platforms and programming with immature adult assembly appeal. On interest of Comcast NBCUniversal and a try partners Hearst and Verizon, it gives us good pleasure to acquire him on board.
In this new role, Jordan will work alongside Brett using a association and overseeing your implausible portfolio of brands including AwesomenessTV, Awesomeness Films, DreamWorksTV, Awestruck; as good as Awesomeness News announced final week during your successful NewFronts presentation.
Jordan and we initial met operative together during Disney and he has left on to be one of a many seasoned artistic executives in a industry. Brian and Joe also share a prolonged story collaborating over a years with Jordan on building renouned franchises for immature adult audiences and in loyal Awesomeness form, Brian told me that they couldn’t be some-more anxious that he and Brett will be heading a company, saying: “We can’t wait to see all a Awesomeness that is to come!!”
Jordan is now transitioning out of his purpose during a NFL and will start during Awesomeness on May 30. However, he asked that we share a following message: “I’m impossibly vehement to join this extraordinary group that Brian, Brett and Joe put together and continue to grow a Awesomeness code all around a world. I trust Awesomeness has turn one of a many applicable brands for immature adults opposite television, film and digital since it fast cultivated a ardent village around a unaccompanied voice and artistic vision. No other opening has empowered a new era of creators and consumers so authentically, and we can’t wait to be a partial of it.”
Before fasten Awesomeness, Jordan spent a past dual years portion as a NFL’s initial Chief Content Officer, where he oversaw a league’s calm portfolio opposite a digital properties, amicable channels, NFL Network, NFL Films, eventuality programming and outmost partnerships. Prior to a NFL, Jordan became famous for being partial of a initial executive group during The WB Television Network. During his reign there he served as CEO, and President of Programming, overseeing strike programs like “Dawson’s Creek,” “Buffy a Vampire Slayer,” “Felicity,” “Smallville,” “Gilmore Girls,” “The Surreal Life,” and “One Tree Hill,” among countless others.
In addition, Jordan also founded Generate, a pioneering cross-platform studio and talent government association that was acquired by Alloy Digital in 2011 and subsequently became Defy Media. He also served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Xbox Entertainment Studios and got his start during a Walt Disney Company as a member of a artistic group that revitalized a radio studio.
Please join us in welcoming Jordan. We demeanour brazen to he and Brett heading Awesomeness to even larger success.