Category Archives: News

EVENT | Banff Connect London

    On a rainy Wednesday afternoon, Lumina was exclusively invited to the High Commission of Canada in Trafalgar Square for the Banff Connect London event. With speakers from several of the major TV production studios, it was a fascinating insight into the latest trends and the emerging talent within TV development. The panel consisted of: Moreyba

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    EVENT | A Taste of China

      Another successful Lumina networking event at the top of the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington at the Min Jiang restaurant to celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Pig. The Zodiac Pig represents hope and enthusiasm for the year and it was great to hear from various guests that their companies, programmes

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      How to find a new career opportunity in 2019

        With many people joining the job hunt this month, Lumina Search’s Managing Director Anne Fenton offers her advice for executives on the move. Finding a new job is a common start to the New Year for many thousands of people in the UK. In the time-honoured tradition of scrolling through LinkedIn alerts, checking through the

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        PLACEMENT | James Shaw, ITV Studios

          Kicking off the new year, Lumina is pleased to announce the placement of James Shaw at ITV Studios after a successful search. Shaw joined ITV Studios in December 2018 to drive forward the company’s ambitious growth plans by identifying new opportunities and business planning across International Studios and Global Entertainment. In recent years, ITV Studios

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          PLACEMENT | Mark Hirzberger-Taylor, Park Circus

            After a successful search by Lumina, it is our pleasure to announce Mark Hirzberger-Taylor as the new CEO of the Glasgow–based Park Circus Group. He will join Park Circus in March 2019 and reports to Park Circus’ Chairman, John Woodward. Park Circus is home to a library of over 25,000 classic films from many of

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            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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