Category Archives: Thought

Podcasts: The New Mainstream

    Podcasts are on the rise, the platform that was relatively unknown less than a 5 years ago, is now becoming a major powerhouse and competitor to legacy media. The media has been enjoying a sharp and influential rise over the last few years, with little signs of this changing any time soon. To get an

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    Radio Rebound – A View on the Market

      Radio is a robust and long-lasting medium, it predates film, it’s versatile and ever-changing. It’s hard to imagine radio ever going away, and much like film, it can be as proactive and reactive as you want. It can be simple background noise, long-form narrative or interactive games. It’s unique. Yet, some are starting to whisper

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      Market Innovation and the Impact of Virtual Reality

        Innovation is crucial in this industry, it keeps the wheel turning bringing fresh ideas, technology and talent. In film, the introduction of digital cameras led to an explosion of creativity. It allowed filmmakers to explore visual storytelling in a way unthinkable before. There was a mass effect from this, changing the blockbuster forever. Then, in

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        2019: The Year of the Candidate for Senior Execs

          In a series of reviews from key industry reports detailing the number of permanent placements across the UK, times seem more challenging to move roles. The knowledge can appear daunting, moving positions is already a stressful challenge and there are many hurdles to face. This is especially true for senior executives where the number of

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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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                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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                  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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                    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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