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Animal Logic Announces New Executive Team

Newly appointed CTO Darin Grant joins Executive Team members Zareh Nalbandian, Sharon Taylor and Robert Norton in overseeing the studio’s Sydney, Vancouver and Los Angeles locations.

SYDNEY -- Animal Logic has announced a new appointment to the Group Executive Team, naming Darin Grant Chief Technology Officer. Grant joins Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zareh Nalbandian, Chief Operating Officer, Sharon Taylor and Chief Business Officer, Robert Norton. The Executive Team will oversee all three locations -- Sydney, Vancouver and Los Angeles.

Grant has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, holding a variety of senior positions as a technologist including Head of Production Technology at DreamWorks Animation and more recently as the Global CTO at Digital Domain and Method Studios where he drove innovation and operational excellence across engineering and operations.

“Darin’s appointment rounds off an incredibly talented and experienced Executive Team who will continue to drive Animal Logic’s commitment to creative and technical innovation,” Nalbandian commented.

For more than 10 years, Taylor has been a central figure to the Animal Logic Group, most recently managing the successful start-up and rapid growth of the Vancouver studio.

Norton is responsible for the financial operations of the company and all business matters of Animal Logic Entertainment. His career spans over 30 years as an executive in the business-side of filmmaking.

Animal Logic has a prolific history of creative collaborations in Hollywood, Australia and China. Most recently, the company built on a highly successful 20-year-long history with Warner Bros. by entering into a partnership with Imagine Entertainment and Warner Bros. to co-develop, produce and co-finance a slate of animated and hybrid family films.

“Our recent partnership with Imagine and Warner Bros. has created great new opportunities for Animal Logic,” Nalbandian added. “The Executive Team will be critical in guiding the company through this expansion as we continue to establish Animal Logic as a global producer of ground breaking screen content.”

Source: Animal Logic