Kristy Scanlan has joined to help the animation studio develop new production partnerships and expand its global reach.

Vancouver’s Mainframe Studios has brought in former Technicolor exec Kristy Scanlan to serve as its first-ever SVP of business development.

Scanlan officially started in April and is based in LA. Her remit is to develop and expand Mainframe’s production partnerships in TV, feature-length movies and cross-platform content.

Owned by WOW! Unlimited Media, Mainframe has worked on projects such as DreamWorks Animation series Madagascar: A Little Wild and Mattel’s Barbie: Big City Big Dreams movie in recent years.

Scanlan previously worked at Technicolor in a VP of business development, animation and games role she joined the company for in 2012. But she also spent some time at Threshold Entertainment as head of production, serving as a producer on CG-animated titles like ​​Bionicle: The Legend Reborn and LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers.

Mainframe’s pipeline has been very busy lately, with 17 projects currently in production, according to a press release. The studio’s preschool co-pro with DreamWorks, Team Zenko Go, premiered on Netflix in March.