Industry veteran Amir Nasrabadi has been named executive vice president and general manager of DHX Media’s animation studio.
In his role, Nasrabadi will oversee all animation production while working closely with DHX Media’s creative, content and brands teams. He will be based in DHX’s Vancouver offices.
“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,” says Josh Scherba, president, DHX Media. “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 comes to DHX with more than 20 years in the animation industry. During his career he has worked in various production, operations, finance and strategy roles at studios such as Paramount and Disney.