ViacomCBS has named Syrinthia Studer as the first EVP of Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films, overseeing all live-action feature-length content for both Awesomeness and Nickelodeon’s kids and family studio.
Reporting to studio EVP Shelley Zimmerman, Studer’s new role encompasses development, production, acquisitions and co-financing work. She will be based in LA and is in charge of developing original feature-length live-action content for the Gen Z, and kids and family audience.
Most recently, Studer was the EVP of worldwide acquisitions at Paramount Pictures, where she oversaw the global content acquisitions business (including acquiring films for domestic and international theatrical distribution, as well as home entertainment platforms). Some of her notable acquisitions include Book Club (which grossed US$100 million at the worldwide box office, according to ViacomCBS) and Richard Linklater’s Oscar-nominated Boyhood.
Studer joins Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films as the kidcaster builds up its animated film slate. It’s signed an original animated film deal with Netflix, which will see Nick produce movies based on its popular IPs including Ninja Turtles and Loud House. It’s also working on a PAW Patrol movie with Spin Master and Paramount Pictures, with plans to hit theaters in August 2021.
Awesomeness is behind recent teen pics To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, The Perfect Date and Before I Fall.