Category Archives: News

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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      THOUGHT | The Talent Competition Heating Up

        As we head towards the year’s end and our screens fill with talent shows, the competition to secure the very best talent for organisations has continued to heat up. With stable employment rates, good talent is getting more scarce. Senior executives have become highly sought after in a candidates’ market fuelled by external factors. CEO

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        PLACEMENT | Simon Bobin, Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas

          Simon Bobin has taken up the Head of Sales position at Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas, as part of its film distribution arm handling 20th Century Fox films in the Middle East region. He takes over 13 years of marketing, distribution and sales experience to Dubai. Based in Dubai within the Majid Al Futtaim empire –

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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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            PLACEMENT | Ian Dodd, Dock10

              Lumina Search is pleased to announce that Ian Dodd will be joining Dock10 as Head of Post Production after a successful search by Lumina. With a wealth of post production experience as founder of The Farm Group, Ian brings his 25 years of industry and major broadcast experience to Dock10. Based at MediaCityUK, Dock10 is a

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              PLACEMENT | Catherine Mackin, Acorn Media

                Former UKTV senior executive, Catherine Mackin, has been appointed as the Managing Director for Acorn Media Enterprises after a successful search by Lumina. Acorn Media Enterprises is the UK-based sister company to the popular US streaming service AcornTV, focused on developing new TV shows. In her new role, Catherine will head up Acorn Media Enterprises,

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                PLACEMENT | Rebecca Edwards, Keshet International

                  Lumina has continued our close relationship with Keshet International, a rapidly growing global TV production and distribution company, by placing Rebecca Edwards as their Director of Communications. She joined their London office in April, reporting into VP Marketing and Communications, Limor Gott Ronen. In her new role, she will be responsible for all corporate and consumer

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                  The Transparency of Technology in the Music Industry

                    Musicians are a motley crew, the music industry has been battered in the past decade and a half, with recorded music only amounting to a total of 14.3 billion dollars in 2014, a far cry from its peak of 24 billion in 1999. With this financial pressure creating a real squeeze for even relatively famous

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                    THOUGHT | Improving Workplace Diversity

                      What started out as a contentious issue with the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has entered the public sphere dramatically as firms look to sure up their recruitment processes for workplace diversity. The Bank of England’s decision to hire the sole man out of a shortlist of five came as quite a shock to

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