Category Archives: Events

EVENT | Charlotte Moore, Director of Content, BBC

    The second edition of the Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture took place last week over at the University of Westminster. Charlotte Moore, Director of Content at the BBC, hosted the lecture – looking at the BBC’s approach to storytelling and how it is becoming under threat from US media and tech companies. She started things off

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    EVENT | RTS London Conference Highlights

      On Wednesday 18th September, the Royal Television Society took over King’s Place for their annual conference covering the FAANG threat, content globalisation and shifting consumer trends, posing one key question, Is Bigger Better? As Patrons for the RTS, Lumina was in attendance for all the fascinating sessions, so here are some of our highlights. Tech

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      Life as an Expat – In Conversation with Simon Bobin

        Simon Bobin, experienced film sales executive, took on a new challenge earlier this year. With a background at Paramount, Sony Pictures and Studiocanal, he was well placed to take on his new international role as Head of Sales for Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas. That role would provide a new challenge – moving 5,000km to take

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        EVENT | AI in Broadcasting

          In recent years, Artificial Intelligence has been rapidly developing and has began its transformation of industries. While the likes of manufacturing are quick to take up the AI benefits quickly, the media and entertainment sectors are not far behind. Lumina attended the AI in Broadcasting event produced by the Royal Television Society. It proved to

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          EVENT | MIP TV 2018 Highlights

            While the weather was uncharacteristically wet, last week was dominated by MIPTV, with its industry discussions, speeches and all the deals announcements from major production companies including BBC Studios, Cineflix and Red Arrow Studios Internationals. Lumina headed over to the south of France for the conference. Interestingly, Facebook took centre stage for the second keynote

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            THOUGHT | Gender Pay Gap results

              As the deadline for reporting the gender pay gap passes, most firms have now announced the difference in pay between men and women. Over 1,000 firms delivered their reports on the final day, raising the number of companies that have reported to over 10,000. Lumina takes a look at the media industry and its figures, 

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              EVENT | HR Forum 2018 Highlights

                Last week saw the 11th edition of the HR Forum take place at NBCUniversal. This year’s theme focused on the Changing Workplace, with insights into the industry, the gender pay gap and the future of work. We welcomed guest speakers from the likes of NBCUniversal, A+E Networks, Ofcom and Creative Diversity Network, all in a

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                EVENT | BVE 2018 Highlights

                  1st March saw Lumina brave the blizzards to attend BVE at London Excel. Showcasing the future of content creation, innovation and technology, the conference featured a number of excellent seminars from top executives in the media sector. On the Business of Production stage, leaders from different areas of the theatrical film space discussed the “distribution

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                  EVENT | IMIS Bernard Happé Lecture and Awards

                    Lumina was delighted to be invited along to the International Moving Image Society’s annual awards and Bernard Happé Lecture. Hosted in the grand surroundings of the Regent Street Cinema, the evening saw several high profile guests attending the evening. National treasure David Attenborough joined colleagues from the BBC’s Natural History Unit, and former British Film

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                    EVENT | Google’s Matt Brittin in conversation

                      Lumina was in attendance to a RTS event that proved to be extremely insightful into one of the largest technology players in the industry. From Android, YouTube, Drive, Maps, News, driverless cars, and of course the core business Search, Google has become a major entity within everyday life and has a large impact on television.

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