Category Archives: Thought

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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    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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        THOUGHT | 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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          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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            THOUGHT | 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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              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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                  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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