Thursday, November 11, 2021

Ashley Kaplan Named in Variety's 'Hollywood’s New Leaders of 2021' List

Variety has named Ashley Kaplan, Executive Vice President (EVP), Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Unscripted & Digital Franchise Studio, ViacomCBS in their "Hollywood’s New Leaders of 2021" list!

"As the industry moves cautiously into a post-pandemic new normal, a fresh generation of leaders is poised to embrace innovation," noted Variety. "These individuals — whose careers have been forged in some of Hollywood’s darkest days — are prepared to take on the challenges wrought by the lockdown, including the assertion of streaming, the re-calibration of the theatrical experience, and economic uncertainty."

Photo: Courtesy of Ashley Kaplan

Below is Ashley's entry in Variety's "Hollywood’s New Leaders of 2021" list. For more on this year's list, visit

Ashley Kaplan
Exec VP, Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Unscripted & Digital Franchise Studio, ViacomCBS (39)

Kaplan has been a crucial part of pioneering formats for kids’ programming at Nickelodeon and Awesomeness. Lately, she’s executive produced “Unfiltered,” which has become Nickelodeon’s highest-rated, unscripted, live-action show among ages 6-10. Under Kaplan’s leadership, more than 80 people are creating content for the Nickelodeon and Awesomeness platforms.

Telling kids about COVID: “When the pandemic hit we started by producing one of the very first remote-shot productions,” says Kaplan. “It was the ‘#KidsTogether: The Nickelodeon Town Hall,’ and Kristen Bell hosted it, and it was all about COVID. It was literally two weeks after the world shut down and we had it on-air.”

A huge congrats to Ashley and to everyone who made Variety's "Hollywood’s New Leaders of 2021" list!

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