Big Bad Boo
Co-founder & President
Shabnam started Big Bad Boo to make quality cartoons. Shows include ’16 Hudson’, ‘The Bravest Knight’, ‘Mixed Nutz’, ‘Lili & Lola’, and ‘1001 Nights’, which airs in 80 countries. Based in NYC and Vancouver, the company has an SVOD channel Oznoz that airs cartoons in various languages. With a BS in Computer Science, a BA in German Literature from UPenn, and an MBA from NYU, Shabnam started her career on Wall Street. She was born in Iran, grew up in Austria and is raising her girls trilingual.
Her father’s passion to tell detailed stories, with interesting characters, and having something to talk about is the gift Shabnam wants to share and grow in every child. Whether it is a cloud in the sky, a metal sculpture, an African mask, a painting of a bird, a water view…
Modernising Kids’ Media: How Cartoons Can Forge the Path in an Inclusive TV Landscape
Shabnam Rezaei discusses what creating inclusive kids’ content looks like in front and behind the camera – from establishing a gender balanced writers’ room to matching voice actors to their characters’ cultures and all the little steps in between.