Category Archives: Movers and Shakers

The Age of Digital: How Digital Transformation is Driving the Market

    In the Media and Entertainment Industry, the opportunity to futureproof your business is higher than ever. With audiences shifting the way they engage with media,  55% of households in the US now using paid streaming services, there is a race for adopting new and iterating old technology and brands. We spoke with Múirne Laffan, former

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    Classic Film in an SVoD Age

      Viewing video content has never been easier with access on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and computers. Has our relationship to Classic or archive film changed as our watching habits and sources of video content diversified? Crucially, has there been a shift in our relationship with Classic Film brought on by the popular and prominent SVoD

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      SVOD Industry Insight

        Over the past few years, we have seen SVOD taking an increasing market share of worldwide media consumption, attracting the world’s biggest names in the process. Here, Lumina reviews the biggest trends in the SVOD industry and an insight to the stories that will dominate headlines in 2019. The traditional US SVOD marketplace is becoming

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        The Impact of “Cord Cutting” on Cinema

          The rise of SVoD services has coincided with many opting out of Pay-TV platforms. This shift, known as Cord Cutting, is happening across the globe. With the news that global SVoD revenue has now overtaken the global revenue of the box office, we are right to wonder what impact the popularity of SVoD services is

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          PLACEMENT | Nada Cirjanic, Great Point Media

            After a search by Lumina, Nada Cirjanic has joined Great Point Media. Taking up the VP Global Sales position, Nada will continue the expansion of the business from a film sales side, taking its projects to the international markets. Founded in 2013 by Robert Halmi and Jim Reeve, Great Point Media specializes in the development,

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            PLACEMENT | Jago Lee, Blue Ant Media

              We’d like to congratulate Jago Lee who has been appointed as the Creative Director of Antenna Pictures, the UK production studio for Blue Ant Media. Based in Toronto, Blue Ant Media is a privately held international media company that owns and operates 10 media brands including Cottage Life, Love Nature, Smithsonian Channel Canada and Makeful. They

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              PLACEMENT | Anthony Jewitt, Love Nature

                Congratulations to Anthony Jewitt who has recently moved to Love Nature, the joint venture of Canada’s Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks. Anthony joins as Director of Partnerships from Red Bull Media House, where he was the Director of Affiliate Sales and Programming. Love Nature manages the world’s largest slate of original 4K nature and

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                PLACEMENT | Gareth Smart, Viasat World

                  Lumina is delighted to announce our latest senior executive placement at Viasat World. Gareth Smart has taken on the role of Business Strategy and Development Director. He joins from Samsung, where he was the Head of Sports Media and Entertainment. There he was responsible for their European Media solutions, and managing the content on their

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                  PLACEMENT | David Williams, Keshet UK

                    Lumina is pleased to announce the placement of David Williams at Keshet UK, the independent production company established in 2012 as the first global outpost under the Keshet International banner. David has been appointed to the newly-created role of Creative Director, Non-scripted, and will be tasked with increasing Keshet UK’s slate of non-scripted commissions following

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                    PLACEMENT | Shane Murphy, RLJ Entertainment

                      Lumina is delighted to announce the placement of Shane Murphy as the Managing Director, International for Acorn Global Enterprises – a subsidiary of RLJ Entertainment. Shane has a solid background in acquisitions and development – particularly around scripted content – having previously worked as Commercial Director at Tiger Aspect and, more recently, Head of UK

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