Category Archives: Placements

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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      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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        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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              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 | Alex Maldini, Blue Ant Media International

                  Congratulations to Alex Maldini as he joins Blue Ant Media International as VP of Sales & Acquisitions in the International Distribution team. Based in London, he will source and execute co-production opportunities across a slate of specialist factual, factual entertainment and documentary content with global partners, broadcasters and producers. Alex specialised in sales and acquisitions

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                  PLACEMENT | Péter Koltai, Paramount Home Entertainment

                    Péter Koltai has been appointed Vice President of Digital Distribution for Paramount Home Entertainment, based in Budapest, Hungary after an extensive search by Lumina. Joining one of the major US movie studios, Péter will be responsible for the digital revenue activities in Hungary, Italy, Israel, Japan and South Korea. Managing negotiations and customer relationships, Péter

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                    PLACEMENT | Peter Rajki, Motion Picture Licensing Company

                      Lumina is pleased to announce the placement of Peter Rajki as VP Europe at Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC), the non-theatrical copyright licensing agency representing over 900 producers and content-owners. Peter will play a key role in the continuing growth of MPLC and  will oversee the day-to-day running of the company’s diverse European territories. He’ll

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