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Andy Wyatt

Manchester School of Art

Programme Leader Animation

Andy Wyatt

In the 25 years Andy has worked in the animation industry he has animated ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, run his own studio producing animation for television and the internet, directed major shows for CBBC, Teletoon, CITV and Aardman, written, lectured and talked on animation and been a key creative on three BAFTA nominated shows. He is now programme leader for Animation at Manchester School of Art.

Andy's Sessions


17 November 2016, 9:40am-10:00am
Event Space, 6th Floor

The times are a changin'...what lies ahead in a post Brexit future for the screen industries?  Cat Lewis will map out a vision of opportunities in an unchartered landscape, where creative producers will survive and thrive. Cat is on the Pact Council and the Creative Industries Federation Advisory Council – two…

Presentation 4: Hiive - Connecting creatives with briefs, courses, jobs & more!

17 November 2016, 3:10pm-3:20pm
Event Space, 6th Floor

Hiive is a digital platform that supports creatives working across animation, film/video, photography, VR/360, music, performing arts and much more. It provides access to jobs, courses, competitions, knowledge and opportunities to pitch for paid work. Hive also offers its clients access to amazing talent. Hiive is not-for-profit and part of…

Presentation 3: TV and Related Media in the Lives of UK Preschoolers

17 November 2016, 2:50pm-3:10pm
Event Space, 6th Floor

This presentation draws on examples from a recent ethnographic study of UK preschoolers at home which busts several persistent myths about preschool children’s engagement with television and related media. It’s a unique opportunity to glimpse into the everyday lives of eight UK preschoolers (aged 3-4) and their families living in a…

Panel 4: Money for nothing? Fund and Flow

17 November 2016, 2:15pm-2:50pm
Event Space, 6th Floor

What impact will Brexit have on the creative industries? Is the UK tax relief for animation working and where will future funding opportunities come from? Will your content benefit from the EU Digital Single Market? Is there hope in a post ‘Apocobrexit’ kids’ landscape? These questions and more will be discussed by our panel…

Presentation 1: The Red Carpet Treatment

17 November 2016, 11:45am-12:00pm
Event Space, 6th Floor

How award nominations and wins helped a small independent Yorkshire based animation studio - Fettle Animation -  gain recognition and commissions.

Panel 2: Creative Snapshot with the BBC

17 November 2016, 10:35am-11:15am
Event Space, 6th Floor

What works, what’s new and what’s exciting in the world of kids’ animation. Join the BBC commissioning executives responsible for animation on CBeebies and CBBC for a tour of what floats their boats and their view on the latest commissioning trends.


17 November 2016, 9:30am-9:40am
Event Space, 6th Floor

An introduction and welcome to Manimation 2016.