Category Archives: Thought

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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              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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                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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                  A Game of ‘Cast and Mouse’

                    As Comcast, Disney and Fox tussle for a slice of Sky, how is the media landscape likely to change? Though always a changeable industry, the bombshells shaking the media sector over the past few months have captivated attention like never before. As emerging digital players such as Netflix and Facebook continue to challenge traditional platforms,

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                    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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