Estrella Media Names Arya Towfighi EVP, General Counsel

Estrella Media, a vertically integrated, multi-platform, Spanish-language media company, today appointed Arya Towfighi executive vice president and general counsel.

Towfighi joined Estrella Media in November 2019 as a senior vice president, overseeing the company’s legal functions. His role has now been expanded to include oversight of the human resources, communications, and business affairs functions of the company.

Towfighi has also been primarily responsible for leading the company’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, helping to ensure the company is following best practices with respect to the health and safety of its employees and productions.

“Arya has proven to be an indispensable member of the senior leadership team during his time at Estrella Media, and we look forward to him taking on additional responsibilities in this expanded role,” said Peter Markham, CEO, Estrella Media.

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Towfighi, who holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Pepperdine University School of Law, has been practicing law for more than 26 years, primarily in the entertainment industry. Towfighi spent over 13 years at Univision Communications Inc. where he was SVP and associate general counsel, and prior to that he represented entertainment industry clients at the Los Angeles offices of McDermott, Will & Emery and Loeb & Loeb.

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