PLACEMENT | Catherine Mackin, Acorn Media

    Lumina is pleased to announce the placement of Catherine Mackin, taking up the position of Managing Director of AcornTV’s UK based development division. In her new role, Catherine will head up Acorn Media Enterprises, where she will have responsibility for Acorn’s license and co-production arm.

    With 20 years of programming experience, Catherine joins the RLJ Entertainment Division from UKTV, where she was Director of Program Acquisitions. Whilst there, she was in charge of scripted and non-scripted acquisitions, co-production and pre-sales, and oversaw titles such as “Suits”, “Primeval” and “Murdoch Mysteries”. Prior to this, Mackin had stints with BBC Worldwide and TV3 Ireland, the latter as Deputy Director of Programming. Here, Mackin was responsible for implementing the channel’s ITV simulcast deal.

    The placement comes at an exciting time for the company, with plans to expand into 12 more Latin American markets and have announced the commissioning of several straight-to-series titles including “Agatha Raisin” and “London Kills”.

    We would like to extend our congratulations to Catherine and wish her the best of luck in the future.