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Netflix to step up European originals in London move

    In a huge boost for the British entertainment industry, Netflix is set to expand its UK and European original productions and documentary programming with a new commissioning branch to be opened near Oxford Circus in the heart of London, making it only the second country outside the US to have such an office. The operation,

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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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            THOUGHT | MoviePass concept gets a UK equivalent

              The cinema industry in the UK has remained steady in recent years. Long gone are the years of decline and concern that home entertainment would overtake the exhibition sector, the cinemas have fought back to maintain admission figures. In recent months, there have been several disruptors in the sector looking to offer cheap cinema access.

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              THOUGHT | Cities bidding for Channel 4 move

                Several months have passed since the news that then-Culture Secretary Karen Bradley announced that the Channel 4 relocation would proceed. Bold claims, but more cities are becoming attracted to the idea of housing a national broadcaster. Lumina takes a look at the latest developments in the Channel 4 relocation and what cities have come forward.

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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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                  THOUGHT | Chief Content Officer – A Transformative Position

                    The Chief Content Officer has become a key senior role within most media organisations. As platforms continue to implement explanation plans, incorporating more media formats, the need for the Chief Content Officer to oversee those plans is crucial. Lumina previously looked at the responsibility of the CCO in the SVOD market last year. Yet, now

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                    HR Hot Topic | The Future Workplace

                      As Lumina builds up towards our exclusive 2018 HR Forum – a networking event in London for HR professionals in the media industry – we take a look at some of the hot topics in the area. First up, we report on what the future workplace may transform, with new AI partnerships and decreases in

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