Ian McCue is the current producer of Thomas and Friends for HiT Entertainment alongside Halim Jabbour. Nicole Stinn produced the Nitrogen Studios side of the series until Season 16, and Robert Anderson produces the Arc Productions side of the series as of Season 17. Ian launched and ran Festivus, an animation networking and social event, for seven years. He has overseen the production of some of the UK's best loved children's TV series. In 2011, he won the Beyond the Call of Duty Award for his time as a children's producer.