Animation veteran Amir Nasrabadi has joined DHX Media as Executive Vice President and General Manager of its animation studio in Vancouver.
He joins the team in the newly created role this June and will report to company president Josh Scherba.
As EVP and GM of the Vancouver studio, Mr. Nasrabadi will oversee all animation production at the studio, leading the animation team in working closely with DHX Media’s creative, content and brands teams.
“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.
“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.”
Amir brings more than 20 years’ experience working on all sides of the animation and VFX business, from production and operations to finance, strategy and business development. Most recently, he was EVP of Finance and Operations for Minions studio Illumination, and prior to that spent 15 years with Walt Disney Studios at DisneyToon Studios and running Pixar Canada in Vancouver.
“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,” says Amir. “I hear the studio is a dog-friendly work space as well, so my mini-dachshund Dot will fit right in!”