ROCKETBOOM ANNOUNCEMENT: the facts
Amanda Congdon has decided to move to L.A. to pursue opportunities that have arisen for her in Hollywood.
Amanda Congdon is not moving to L.A. She was planning on moving to L.A. whilst working with Rocketboom, but now, since she is out of work, she cannot go. Andrew knows this yet continues to claim Amanda is "off to Hollywood." Amanda now lives with her parents in CT.
We wanted to meet her demands to move production out to L.A., however, we are a small company and have not been able to figure out a way to make it work, financially and in many other ways at this time. While we continue to remain with open arms, Amanda has in fact quit and left Rocketboom. So sadly, we bid Amanda adieu and wish her all the best.
Amanda did not quit Rocketboom, she refused to accept Andrew Barons final proposal to reduce her share in the company, and become only, "the face" of Rocketboom. Very old media of him. In a meeting, Andrew Baron could produce no reason that Amanda Congdon could not move to L.A. other than, "I just don't want it." Amanda has in fact not left Rocketboom, but has been kept, by Andrew Baron, from Rocketboom and its viewers.
Rocketboom goes on.
Andrew Baron, the founder and creator of Rocketboom, will stay with the company in New York and will continue to produce and direct the show. We are in the daunting process of recruiting a replacement for Amanda.
While Amanda will be sorely missed, we have big plans for Rocketboom and are determined to make the show better than ever.
After Field Week and a week on hiatus, we know that you are hungry for the news! Rocketboom will be back with a news episode and an interim host this MONDAY, JULY 10.