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Corus Entertainment sees changes at the top as Nelvana president Scott Dyer retires

Corus Entertainment has detailed changes at the top as with the retirement of Scott Dyer from his position as president of Nelvana Limited. Dyer will leave his post on August 30 this year.

As a valued member of the Nelvana and Corus team for the past 22 years, Dyer has made a significant contribution to Nelvana’s growth and success as one of Canada’s premier animation companies, as well as a globally recognised producer and distributor of children’s content.

With his retirement at the end of this month, Corus’ current head of Nelvana Enterprises, Pam Westman has been named as his successor. 

 “Nelvana has a long history of producing world-class properties and I have truly valued the process of championing and working on creative content alongside such a talented team,” said Dyer. “I am excited about this next chapter for both myself and Nelvana and look forward to seeing our great pipeline of stories and characters come to life as the business continues to evolve.”

 During his tenure at Corus, Dyer held a number of important roles including head of Nelvana Studios, president of Nelvana, executive vice president of Corus Kids and Chief Technology Officer, where he oversaw the design and construction of Corus Quay in Toronto.

His experience includes successful shows like Rolie Polie Olie, investment and deployment of digital animation technology as well as cultivation of new co-production partnerships, and recent investments in Nelvana’s award-winning first animated short feature-quality film The Most Magnificent Thing.

 “Scott has been an invaluable contributor to the success of Nelvana over the years and he has laid the groundwork for our success in the future,” said Colin Bohm, EVP content and corporate strategy. “We are thrilled to have Pam bring her own vision, strong leadership and breadth of experience to the role, and are confident in her abilities to lead the team as we focus on raising the bar on creative and evolving our company to own more content.”

Pam Westman, who has been the head of Nelvana Enterprises since 2016, has been instrumental in expanding Nelvana’s content slate and has played a leading role in establishing the company as the premier licensing agent in Canada focused on character licensing.

With 20 years of experience within the kid’s entertainment industry, managing key children’s brands and their revenue streams, Westman has led businesses to strong growth across various markets.

 “Building on the instrumental work Scott has dedicated his career to, I look forward to finding new ways to grow Nelvana, develop global content relationships, maximise strategic growth opportunities and prioritise investment in creativity,” said Westman.

 Westman will take over as President of Nelvana beginning September 3, with Dyer remaining on as a consultant for a one-year period to support the transition.

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