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Oli Hyatt has been Creative Director at Blue-Zoo Animation for 15 years, as well as being the chair of Animation UK. Hits from Blue-Zoo include Nick Jr’s ‘Olive the Ostrich’ and ‘Digby Dragon’ and ‘Alphablocks’ and ‘Tree Fu Tom’ for CBeebies.
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.
The Creative Edge?
Diversity in the workplace should not be about boring quotas and ticking boxes: it’s about what fresh perspectives different types of people can bring to the table. Either through disrupting thought processes, challenging assumptions or simply by being their brilliant selves, this panel know first-hand what being different and including different perspectives can mean in terms of fuelling creativity. The children’s media industry misses out creatively if we overlook differently-abled and neurodiverse people. Creativity is the lifeblood of what we do, after all! This lively panel brings together some amazing and diverse talent to discuss how inclusion in working teams…
Animation UK Meeting
Animation UK- the soon to be re-launched industry association for animation - after consulting with the industry earlier in the year now presents its blueprint for the future. This session will give your final chance to input and debate the organisation, before signing up as members!