Aram Yacoubian featured as one of Hollywood’s top leaders in entertainment for 2021 in Variety Magazine
Variety magazine has listed the top leaders in Hollywood entertainment industry and among them is Netflix director of original content Armenian American Aram Yacoubian.
‘As the industry moves cautiously into a post-pandemic new normal, a fresh generation of leaders is poised to embrace innovation. These individuals — whose careers have been forged in some of Hollywood’s darkest days — are prepared to take on the challenges wrought by the lockdown, including the assertion of streaming, the re-calibration of the theatrical experience, and economic uncertainty’, writes Variety magazine.
Director, Animation Film, Netflix (31)
Yacoubian, who has been working in Netflix’s toon unit since its early days, now co-leads its independent animated film division, which has been firing on all cylinders of late, overseeing sourcing, development and production from indie sources. He brokered a deal with Aardman Animation, with “Chicken Run 2” on deck; brought in catalog titles from Studio Ghibli; and developed global hit “Mighty Little Bheem.”
Growing up with toons: “Animation had a major impact on me as a kid. It opened my eyes to a much larger world than I thought existed and encouraged my imagination to run wild,” Yacoubian says. “As I grew older, and my perspective began to expand and I developed a new appreciation for the sophistication of animated storytelling. There are endless possibilities in the medium.”