Ian McCue is the current producer for Thomas & Friends alongside Halim Jabbour. During the fifteenth season, he served as a line producer alongside Denise Green. Nicole Stinn produced the Nitrogen Studios side of the series until the sixteenth season, and Robert Anderson produced the Arc Productions side of the series until the first half of the eighteenth season. Brian Lynch has produced King of the Railway and Tale of the Brave, and is producing the second half of Season 18. He 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.