Tyler Oakley and Ingrid Nilsen’s Manager Lisa Filipelli Exits Awesomeness’ Big Frame (EXCLUSIVE)

Lisa Filipelli, VP of talent at AwesomenessBig Frame division — whose clients include top digital creators Tyler Oakley, Ingrid Nilsen, Amanda Steele, and Kian Lawley — has left the company to open her own independent management shop.

Following Filipelli to her new Hollywood-based Flip Management shingle are 14 internet stars: Oakley, Nilsen, Steele, Lawley, Jc Caylen, Jen Chae, Aspyn Ovard, Hayley Williams, Ben J. Pierce, Laina Morris, Kyle Krieger, Nathan Zed, Mary Elizabeth, and Heart Defensor.

Asked to comment on her move, an Awesomeness rep said, “We’ll always consider Lisa as a member of the Awesomeness family and wish her the best of luck in her new endeavors.” Filipelli joined Big Frame in August 2012, before AwesomenessTV acquired it in 2014. Her last day at the company (which officially calls itself “Awesomeness” now) was May 12.

Filipelli said her contract with Big Frame had expired and that “it just felt like the right time for me to spread my wings.” She said the split was amicable, and that Big Frame COO Chris Erwin and the rest of the team have been “incredibly supportive.” Filipelli added that she continues to have a number of projects in the works with her former employer.

“What I do wasn’t a thing five years ago. Now it is,” she said. Filipelli will continue to work with talent agencies, including CAA, UTA, and WME, to explore new opportunities for her clients to branch into traditional entertainment — through TV, film, books, licensing, and tours — while maintaining their digital-first focus.

“There’s always been the thought that YouTube stars’ fame is fleeting. I don’t think that’s true,” she said. “I’m focused on figuring out, ‘How do I help my talent last 20 to 30 years?’ Not 20 to 30 months.” For now, she doesn’t intend to set up a website for Flip Management. “I’m keeping it very simple,” Filipelli said. “It’s more about the clients.”

Before joining Big Frame, Filipelli worked briefly at DanceOn. She spent four years at CAA as an agent trainee in the commercial endorsements department, after beginning her career as a casting assistant at Nickelodeon.

More Digital

  • Jonathan Friedland Netflix

    Netflix Comms Chief Jonathan Friedland Out Over Insensitive Comments

    Lisa Filipelli, VP of talent at Awesomeness’ Big Frame division — whose clients include top digital creators Tyler Oakley, Ingrid Nilsen, Amanda Steele, and Kian Lawley — has left the company to open her own independent management shop. Following Filipelli to her new Hollywood-based Flip Management shingle are 14 internet stars: Oakley, Nilsen, Steele, Lawley, Jc Caylen, Jen […]

  • 2018 FIFA World Cup

    Fox Sports App Sees Big Lift From World Cup

    Lisa Filipelli, VP of talent at Awesomeness’ Big Frame division — whose clients include top digital creators Tyler Oakley, Ingrid Nilsen, Amanda Steele, and Kian Lawley — has left the company to open her own independent management shop. Following Filipelli to her new Hollywood-based Flip Management shingle are 14 internet stars: Oakley, Nilsen, Steele, Lawley, Jc Caylen, Jen […]

  • Uber Sexual Harassment

    Self-Driving Uber Pilot Was Watching Hulu Before Deadly Crash

    Lisa Filipelli, VP of talent at Awesomeness’ Big Frame division — whose clients include top digital creators Tyler Oakley, Ingrid Nilsen, Amanda Steele, and Kian Lawley — has left the company to open her own independent management shop. Following Filipelli to her new Hollywood-based Flip Management shingle are 14 internet stars: Oakley, Nilsen, Steele, Lawley, Jc Caylen, Jen […]

  • vice_logo

    New Staff Shakeup as Vice Restructures Its U.K./EMEA Studios, TV Operations (EXCLUSIVE)

    Lisa Filipelli, VP of talent at Awesomeness’ Big Frame division — whose clients include top digital creators Tyler Oakley, Ingrid Nilsen, Amanda Steele, and Kian Lawley — has left the company to open her own independent management shop. Following Filipelli to her new Hollywood-based Flip Management shingle are 14 internet stars: Oakley, Nilsen, Steele, Lawley, Jc Caylen, Jen […]

  • Jen Ruggirello

    Vidcon 2018 Showcases Diverse Voices, Creators of Color

    Lisa Filipelli, VP of talent at Awesomeness’ Big Frame division — whose clients include top digital creators Tyler Oakley, Ingrid Nilsen, Amanda Steele, and Kian Lawley — has left the company to open her own independent management shop. Following Filipelli to her new Hollywood-based Flip Management shingle are 14 internet stars: Oakley, Nilsen, Steele, Lawley, Jc Caylen, Jen […]

  • lucas the spider - youtube

    YouTube Creators Getting New Options for Paid Memberships, Merch Sales, Video Premieres

    Lisa Filipelli, VP of talent at Awesomeness’ Big Frame division — whose clients include top digital creators Tyler Oakley, Ingrid Nilsen, Amanda Steele, and Kian Lawley — has left the company to open her own independent management shop. Following Filipelli to her new Hollywood-based Flip Management shingle are 14 internet stars: Oakley, Nilsen, Steele, Lawley, Jc Caylen, Jen […]

  • VidCon

    Vidcon Attracts More Traditional Media as Online Video Matures, Becomes More Lucrative

    Lisa Filipelli, VP of talent at Awesomeness’ Big Frame division — whose clients include top digital creators Tyler Oakley, Ingrid Nilsen, Amanda Steele, and Kian Lawley — has left the company to open her own independent management shop. Following Filipelli to her new Hollywood-based Flip Management shingle are 14 internet stars: Oakley, Nilsen, Steele, Lawley, Jc Caylen, Jen […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content