Syrinthia Studer, a pioneering entertainment executive, was recently named EVP of Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films. In her new role, Studer will oversee all live-action feature-length content for Awesomeness and Nickelodeon’s Kids & Family Studio in a role that encompasses development, production, acquisitions and co-financing.
Awesomeness is the studio behind the successful film adaptation series, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You starring teen idols Lana Condor and Noah Centineo. Within her new position, Studer will assist in developing original films targeting the Gen Z demographic as well as kids and family.
A 20-year industry professional, Studer most recently served as Paramount Pictures’ Executive Vice President, Worldwide Acquisitions. During her tenure at Paramount, Studer oversaw the studio’s global content acquisitions business across domestic, international, home video, streaming and digital VOD. According to Deadline, under Studer’s leadership, the 2018 comedy Book Club grossed $100 million globally and the company acquired media rights to Oscar Best Picture nominee Boyhood.
Announced on June 1st by Shelley Zimmerman, Executive Vice President, Live-Action Studio, Awesomeness and Nickelodeon, this news is of no surprise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zimmerman, to whom Studer will report, said, “Syrinthia’s extensive experience and understanding of today’s content landscape will make her an invaluable asset to Awesomeness’s and Nickelodeon’s expanding live-action studio businesses. We’re thrilled to have her join the team and lead the charge in creating an exciting new slate of projects and partnerships that will reflect the passions, curiosities and diverse profile of our audiences.”
The article further states, “Awesomeness and Nickelodeon have created such impactful movies for screens worldwide that reflect the different realities that young people live and play in. I’m excited to join the team and expand the studio’s successes and find compelling stories from new voices,” said Studer, herself.
When one Black woman wins, all Black women win. Studer’s achievement and succession into another powerful role is not only an achievement, but a path made clearer for those who will come after her.