COO Film & Episodic UK, Framestore
With 20 years in the Industry, Lucy was Managing Director of Framestore’s Montréal office for three years before returning to the London office in 2018 as Managing Director, Film. With experience working both in facilities and production, Lucy holds an in depth understanding of the challenges of the industry.
CEO, Jellyfish Pictures
Phil setup Jellyfish Pictures in 2001 and has successfully helped transform it into a globally respected VFX and animation studio. Phil has a unique insight into the VFX and Animation industries, having been in the industry for more than 20 years.
Managing Director, Gorilla Group
Rich has worked in the Post Production Industry for over 25 years. Beginning in VT ops and tape editing, Rich gained a reputation as one of the most respected finishing editors in Wales. Rich has started, built and been involved with many UK post houses including Pyramid Post Production, Platform Post Production, The Joint and Mwnci.
Oli Hyatt MBE
Oli Hyatt MBE set up Blue-Zoo in 2000 straight from university and over the following 16 years he has slowly grown the studio into one of the largest character animation studios in Europe. Oli was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours list for services to Children’s TV and Animation, as well as picking up BAFTA Production Company of the year for Blue-Zoo.
VP of Global Production, The Mill
Misha Stanford-Harris started at The Mill in December 2014. As Vice President of Global Production, Misha is responsible for ensuring The Mill is consistently set up to produce innovative work for its creative partners globally, partnering the right talent with the latest in production and VFX technology to deliver work at an award-winning standard.
Global President, Picture Shop
Cara Sheppard was recently named President of Picture Shop, Streamland Media’s picture division. In her role, she has global management of all areas of the picture finishing post-production business. Sheppard brings with her more than 20 years of industry experience, from studio operations to facility management in production and post-production.
Chief Executive, UK Screen Alliance
Neil has been involved with UK Screen as a director right from its inception in 2004. His background is in broadcast post-production where he was an editor/MD/owner for 20 years and he was a pioneer of non-linear editing. He was appointed CEO in 2016 and is the organisation’s principal spokesperson and policy advocate.
Executive Chair, Animation UK Council
Kate is a senior consultant in creative industries, working with a wide range of private and public-sector clients in the UK and internationally. Kate is Executive Chair of Animation UK, part of the UK Screen Alliance, and represents the sector to the government level, developing business, export, and skills-related policies to support the industry’s growth.
Chief Financial Officer, Locksmith Animation
Britt has over 25 years of expertise from working in the global media and entertainment sector, being an experienced finance director and a Fellow Chartered Accountant having qualified at PWC. Britt joined Locksmith Animation, the UK’s only dedicated high-end CG animation studio, as Chief Financial officer in 2015.