Nickelodeon Hires Awesomeness Exec Shauna Phelan to Lead Live-Action Division

Phelan will serve as senior vice president, overseeing all live-action scripted content

Nickelodeon has tapped Shauna Phelan as the new head of its live-action scripted department, the network announced on Monday.

As senior vice president, Phelan will oversee the development and production of all Nickelodeon scripted live-action content, as well as all live-action TV movies and specials. Based in Los Angeles, Phelan will report to Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins.

“Shauna has an innate understanding of the youth audience and an eye for identifying great stories and characters and making them into generation-defining hits,” Robbins said in a statement. “We are excited to have Shauna bring her passion and creativity to Nickelodeon as we set the course for the brand’s next phase of innovation and success.”

Phelan most recently served as head of development under Robbins at Awesomeness, where she produced series and sketch comedy videos, including the long-form projects “Side Effects,” “Runaways” and the YouTube Premium series “Foursome.”

The pair also previously worked together at Varsity Pictures, where she served as director of development.