In 2009, he launched and ran Pixar Canada
DHX Media introduced on Monday that it has appointed veteran animation trade government Amir Nasrabadi to function the corporate’s new government vice chairman and common supervisor of its Vancouver-based animation studio.
Nasrabadi, an animation trade veteran of greater than 20 years, joins the staff in a newly created position and can report back to DHX President Josh Scherba, efficient June 10. In his position, Nasrabadi will oversee all animation manufacturing on the studio, main the Vancouver animation staff in working intently with DHX Media’s artistic, content material and types groups.
“As a well-known and respected figure in the animation community, who brings a wealth of industry experience, Amir is an ideal executive to lead the talented team at our Vancouver animation studio,” Scherba stated in an announcement. “We believe Amir’s history as head of Pixar Canada in Vancouver, as well as his time in management with Illumination, Paramount and Disney will deliver tremendous value to our business. We couldn’t be more delighted that Amir is coming back to Vancouver, and we look forward to welcoming him to the DHX Media team.”
Nasrabadi has labored in manufacturing, operations, finance and technique within the animation and visible results trade. He most just lately served as government vice chairman of finance and operations for Illumination, producers of such world hits as “Despicable Me,” “Minions” and “Sing.” While at Illumination, Nasrabadi led all elements of operations, IT, finance, planning, aggressive and trade evaluation and enterprise improvement.
“Vancouver is such a fantastic city for animation and I am thrilled to be joining DHX Media to be part of the exciting work being done at their world-class studio,” Nasrabadi stated in an announcement. “I hear the studio is a dog-friendly work space as well, so my mini-dachshund Dot will fit right in!”
Prior to Illumination, Nasrabadi was senior vice chairman of manufacturing at Paramount Animation, and earlier than that he labored at Disney for 15 years, the place he was vice chairman of finance and operations for Disneytoon Studios. In 2009, he launched and ran Pixar Canada in Vancouver.
As vice chairman and common supervisor of Pixar Canada, Nasrabadi oversaw all manufacturing and represented the Pixar model to the artistic neighborhood, native and provincial authorities and trade leaders.
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