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Artin's story is an immigrant story. As a Christian minority family in war-torn Iran, his parents decided it best to move somewhere that could give Artin and his sister better opportunities. At 10 years old, Artin and his family immigrated to the United States with Madrid as a point of transition. In Madrid, Artin and his family lived as refugees, residing in temporary housing and relying on government aid. Asking his parents for money was not an option. Thus, ensued Artin’s first taste of entrepreneurship – selling hand-drawn art to other students at his elementary school.
Once eligible, his family moved to Los Angeles, California. Life in L.A. strengthened his interest in the arts and eventually inspired Artin to pursue filmmaking. After film school, he landed at Walt Disney Studios where he rose through the ranks, becoming an executive before the age of 30. Throughout his time at Disney, Artin has contributed to the launch of Disney+, assisted the integration of the $71 billion acquisition of Twentieth Century Fox, and worked on legendary brands include Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar...