Brett Bouttier is the President of AwesomenessTV, a leading multi-platform media company serving the global Gen Z audience. He joined the fast-growing business at the end of 2012, five months after its launch.
Prior to AwesomenessTV, Bouttier was SVP/GM of Digital at the Warner Bros Television Group as well as GM of TMZ, where he oversaw all the business operations, revenue and strategy for the cross-platform brand. In his corporate capacity, he looked after the developing business operations and revenue for WBTVG digital initiatives and collaborated with the television distribution divisions on the digital distribution of WBTVG’s programming as well as original digital content.
In these areas and in previous posts, his experience in digital and traditional media is a unique combination. He has secured deals as wide ranging as joint venture formations, audience distribution and licensing deals, large scale sponsorship agreements with Fortune 100 brands and corporate acquisitions.
Bouttier joined Warner Bros. in 2004 as Vice President, New Business & Sales Strategy for Telepictures Productions. In that role, he crafted many new media deals, including wireless agreements for many of Telepictures’ series; branded integration deals across all current series, notably a wide-ranging deal with The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Sprint; licensing deals for Ellen and The Tyra Banks Show with XM Satellite Radio and major internet portals; and spearheaded the launch of a newly formed digital media sales team to service the growing portfolio of O&O web businesses. Bouttier negotiated the joint venture agreement with AOL that became TMZ and was a key member of the team that developed and managed the business, which quickly became the number-one entertainment news destination on the Internet and ultimately expanded to a daily television series.
Bouttier graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics. As a junior, he began working as a TV Research Analyst at Universal Television. He subsequently held various posts in Universal’s television distribution group, rising to Vice President, Cable Sales and Strategy.
He also previously served as Chairman of the Board for the non-profit organization CoachArt.
Visionary presenters give their perspectives on the future of digital entertainment followed by Q/A. PRESENTERS: Lukas Cudrigh, SVP, Digital, Red Bull Media House North America Brett Bouttier, President, AwesomenessTV Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Variety Moderator: Ralph Simon, Chairman, Mobilium Global