Zahra Dowlatabadi

Female, Person

1962 –


Who is Zahra Dowlatabadi?

Zahra Dowlatabadi is an Iranian filmmaker.

She received her Masters degree at USC in film studies in 1986. She was tapped by ASIFA-Hollywood to produce the 39th Annie Awards which took place at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Feb. 4th 2012.

Dowlatabadi’s most recent film credit is as an executive producer on the documentary entitled Lady of Roses written, produced and directed by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb.

Dowlatabadi partnered with Catherine Winder to write Producing Animation. Published by Focal Press in 2001 and translated in Chinese, Korean and Persian, the 2nd edition of Producing Animation was released in Sept. 2011.

In 1996, Dowlatabadi first started as a production manager and was later promoted to associate producer on Warner Bros. Feature Animation Studio’s Quest for Camelot. She also managed a small team to help Space Jam meet its production goals. Additionally she produced a PSA for Unicef on the topic of Children’s Rights.

Prior to working at Warner Bros. Feature Animation, Dowlatabadi first served as co-producer and then producer on the Land Before Time sequels at Universal Cartoon Studios for which she won an Annie award in 1996. She also she assisted director Joe Johnston on The Pagemaster.

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Sep 14, 1962
  • University of Southern California

on July 23, 2013


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