Jay Oliva

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Jay Oliva was born, is Art Department, Director, Actor. Jay Oliva is an American storyboard artist and Director. He resides in Los Angles, California where he began his career in animation working on Fox's animated series "Spider-Man" in 1996.He became a Director on the CGI series "Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles"in 1998 and worked on "Extreme Ghostbusters, Godzilla the animated series, Heavy Gear, Max Steele, Spider-Man (MTV series) and finally Jackie Chan Adventures" for Sony before eventually leaving for Mike Young Productions as Storyboard Supervisor for the "He-Man and the Masters of the universe" reboot (2000-2002)His first foray into the DC superhero universe was when he was hired as a storyboard artist for "The Batman" (2004) series for Warner Bros. Animation. This was to be the beginning of a long career in the DC animated universe from which he has become well known for.2007 would prove to be a momentous year for him. He would be involved in three different properties: Marvel/ Lionsgate hired him to direct on their newly green lit animated direct to video features starting with "The Invincible Iron Man (2007), Doctor Strange (2007), and finally Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow" (2008), Disney hired him to do storyboard work on the new CGI "My Friends Tigger and Pooh" series, and finally Warner Brothers Animation hired him to storyboard on their first of a series of direct to video animated feature "Superman: Doomsday"In 2009, Jay accepted a position at Warner Brothers Animation and has been there since. While there, Jay has storyboarded on many of the series and animated films in the WB library: "Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Wonder Woman (animated film), Green Lantern First Flight, Batman: Year One, Batman/ Superman: Public Enemies, Batman/ Superman: Apocalypse and the critically successful Batman: Under the Red Hood."His directing efforts is where he is best known for. He has directed a total of 8 animated films as well as was the series director for the hugely popular "Young Justice" (2010) for Warner Brothers Animation. Starting with co-directing "Green Lantern: Emerald Knights" (2011) and then finally solo directing on the two part critically and commercially acclaimed "The Dark Knight Returns part 1 and 2" (2012-2013) he has since directed most of the animated films set in the New 52 animated reboot for WBA. "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013), Justice League: War (2014), Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014), Batman Vs. Robin (2015), and Batman Bad Blood (2016).It was while he was directing on "The Dark Knight Returns Part 1" that he was contacted by Zack Snyder to storyboard on 'Man of Steel" (2013 that began his second career in live action films. Since then, Jay has worked on films such as "300: Rise of an Empire (2014), Batman V Superman (2016), Ant-man (2015), Deadpool (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), and "Justice League" (2017)Jay splits his time from teaching at Loyola Marymount University and Directing for Animation and Live Action films.
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Oliva first started in animation as a cleanup Artist for an animated Fox TV series Spider-Man in 1996 where he eventually started his career as a storyboard Artist. He then moved to Sony Animation in 1997 and storyboarded on Extreme Ghostbusters. He would stay at Sony for the next five years where he worked on Godzilla: The Series and then eventually becoming a Director on the animated TV series Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles which was then followed by Heavy Gear and Max Steel. Before leaving Sony, he storyboarded on Jackie Chan Adventures. He went on to work as storyboard supervisor on the Mike Young Productions/Mattel series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and the follow up Masters of the Universe vs. the Snake Men. He was then hired as a storyboard Artist for the first season of the hit series The Batman, after which then moved back to Sony Animation to direct the last season of Jackie Chan Adventures.


While at Sony, he worked as storyboard Artist on Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild in 2005. After working on a few DC animated TV series including Teen Titans and Justice League, he then moved to the Marvel/Lionsgate studios where he directed The Invincible Iron Man and Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme. After which, he was then hired by The Walt Disney Company to storyboard on the critically acclaimed children's series My Friends Tigger and Pooh. During this period he also worked as a storyboard Artist on Superman: Doomsday before moving one last time back to Marvel to direct Marvel Animation's Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow.


In late 2012, he was assigned by Warner Bros. Animation to make a two-part animated film on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns which was based on the comic book series of the same name by Frank Miller. Part 1 received a 100% score by Rotten Tomatoes.


In 2013, he, along with Zack Snyder, storyboarded his first live-action feature film, Man of Steel, after which he was tasked to make Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, based on the comic crossover, Flashpoint which received generally positive reviews. He was then tasked to helm the next animated movie from The New 52 series, Justice League: War which would release in 2014.


His first live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe film he storyboarded on was Ant-Man in 2015 as well as the Tim Miller film Deadpool in 2016.


He is currently splitting his time directing for WB/DC animated films and storyboarding live-action films and commercials. On August 29, 2017, however, Oliva confirmed that he no longer works for Warner Bros.