Former Illumination Exec Amir Nasrabadi to Head DHX Media’s Vancouver Animation Studio


HALIFAX, NS — DHX Media has introduced that veteran animation business government Amir Nasrabadi has been named government vp and common supervisor. Nasrabadi, who brings with him over 20 years of expertise in manufacturing, operations, finance and technique, can be becoming a member of firm’s animation studio in Vancouver, BC. He’ll assume his function efficient June 10, 2019, and can be reporting to Josh Scherba, President. Nasrabadi will oversee all animation manufacturing on the studio whereas working carefully with DHX Media’s inventive, content material and types groups.

“As a widely known and revered determine within the animation group, who brings a wealth of business expertise, Amir is a perfect government to guide the proficient crew at our Vancouver animation studio,” commented Josh Scherba, president, DHX Media. “We imagine Amir’s historical past as head of Pixar Canada in Vancouver, in addition to his time in administration with Illumination, Paramount and Disney will ship super worth to our enterprise. We couldn’t be extra delighted that Amir is coming again to Vancouver, and we stay up for welcoming him to the DHX Media crew.”

“Vancouver is such a incredible metropolis for animation, and I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of DHX Media to be a part of the thrilling work being performed at their world-class studio,” Nasrabadi added. “I hear the studio is a dog-friendly work house as properly, so my mini-dachshund Dot will match proper in!”

Nasrabadi brings intensive expertise in manufacturing, operations, finance and technique within the animation and visible results business. He was EVP of finance and operations for Illumination, main all features of operations, IT, finance, planning, aggressive and business evaluation, and enterprise growth. Previous to Illumination, he was SVP of manufacturing at Paramount Animation. Earlier than Paramount, Nasrabadi labored for 15 years with The Walt Disney Studios, the place he was VP finance and operations for DisneyToon Studios, after which in 2009, launched and ran Pixar Canada in Vancouver. As VP and common supervisor of Pixar Canada, Nasrabadi oversaw all manufacturing.

Mr. Nasrabadi began his profession with Deloitte & Touche in 1993 as a CPA. He holds a BA in Enterprise Economics from the College of California at Santa Barbara.

Supply: DHX Media

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