Shelley Zimmerman has joined AwesomenessTV in the newly created role of Head of Scripted Series, the company has announced. She’ll head up development and production of original scripted series for AwesomenessTV’s television network and SVOD service partners. The company also announced that Shauna Phelan will continue overseeing development and production for scripted and unscripted series on AwesomenessTV.
Prior to joining AwesomenessTV, Zimmerman served as Senior Vice President of Scripted Programming for Warner Horizon, where she expanded the studio’s roster of scripted series to a diverse group of networks including Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family, Netflix’s Longmire, TNT’s Dallas and TNT’s Rizzoli And Isles. Before Warner Horizon, Zimmerman was President of Television Development at Tollin/Robbins Productions, where she produced and developed Smallville, One Tree Hill and What I Like About You.
AwesomenessTV’s sketch series AwesomenessTV aired on Nickelodeon and it currently has Richie Rich and Project MC² on Netflix. It also has an original development and production agreement with DHX Media for programming to run on Family Channel in Canada. It’s owned by DreamWorks Animation and Hearst Corporation, and includes under its banner the Youtube channel, the ATV network, DreamWorksTV, Awestruck, Awesomeness Films, Big Frame, and various consumer, publishing, music and branded entertainment operations.