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Oli has been Creative Director at Blue-Zoo Animation for 15 years, helping it thrive through difficult times for the animation industry. His most recent show ‘Olive the Ostrich’ is a huge hit on Nick Jr, and has been sold right around the world. He is the Director of Alphablocks Limited, the company behind CBeebies Phonics show ‘Alphablocks’ as well as being the chair of Animation UK.
His work for Animation UK sees his time split between meetings at Westminster on the Creative Sector Advisory Group, the Creative Skillset committee and selling in the tax break overseas with the help of Film London, the BFI and UKTI.
His company Blue-Zoo continue to go from strength to strength, winning Independent production company of the year in 2013, and becoming a BFI Vision Partner, whose support has enabled Blue-Zoo to start developing their first features.
Keynote: Animation UK - A New Initiative
Oli Hyatt sets the scene for the CMC Animation Exchange 2016 with his review of animation in Britain, and an announcement about plans to create a new body to represent the animation industry - allowing animation in the UK to become the decider of its own destiny.
Question Time: The UK Animation Sector - New Research, Current Issues and Future Prospects
This Question Time panel covers the state of UK animation and all the issues it faces. Lindsay Watson presents the results of her 2-year research project which reveals where UK animation sits in the international market and how it impacts on policy decisions, and Oli Hyatt and the team behind the new Animation UK initiative take questions and comments to inform their planning for the new organisation.