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Munira Tayabji

Dreamworks Animation
Digital Supervisor of Technology

Munira is a passionate technical leader in the CG Film Production Industry.  She has worked on many projects ranging from “X-Men 2” (2003) to “Captain Underpants” (2017). Her experience in visual effects, animation and the film production process has given her a unique perspective in the field.  After graduating from UCLA with a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and a Specialization in Computer Programming, she began her career as a Programmer/Technical Director in visual effects and animation.  Munira quickly fell in love with her ability to bring entertainment into people’s lives through code. Fifteen years later, she is serving as the Digital Supervisor of Technology across two upcoming feature films at Dreamworks Animation, including “How to Train Your Dragon 3”. She is responsible for managing the adoption of cutting edge software and workflows across the production pipeline.

 

In addition to being a mother of 2 toddlers, Munira is also a founding member of the, “Dreamworks Animation Tech Women” group. She works tirelessly to achieve the goal of bringing networking opportunities, professional development, awareness, and outreach to promote women in the technology field.