Corus Ent. announced today that Michael Hirsh is stepping down as ceo of Nelvana Limited, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary. He will remain with the company as founder and advisor to the animation production and distribution arm.
In a statement, Hirsh indicates that he plans to spend his time building even stronger rapport with clients while developing new animated series and helping to implement a plan for meeting the challenges presented by recent structural changes in the industry.
Corus will announce executive appointments for Nelvana in the coming weeks. Hirsh will work with his successor to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.