Team

Our team has enjoyed successful careers in the media sector before moving into recruitment and bring a wealth of sector knowledge and direct experience to searches. We have first hand experience of the challenges facing our clients and we are supported by an exceptional research capability.

We spend time with our clients to understand exactly what they need from a role. We work meticulously with them to define roles and to detail job specifications. And then we take the time to get to know our candidates, what drives them and where their skills lie.

We are passionate about creating the perfect match between client and candidate, create highly successful professional relationships and deliver high quality candidate experience.

AnneAnne Fenton
Managing Director

Anne has worked in Executive Recruitment in the Media Sector for over 18 years. Formerly Joint MD of Searchlight Executive, she has worked with a wide range of clients from small start-ups to large multi-national corporations.

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, she is also a qualified tester for Level B psychometric testing.

Before Searchlight, Anne was Executive Director of BKSTS, a professional organisation for technology professionals within media.

GaryGary Hodes
Principal

A Chartered Accountant, Gary has a background in international film distribution with Warner Bros. Inc.

In a 17-year career spanning London, New York and Los Angeles, Gary moved from finance to European sales before leaving Warner to start the Searchlight Group which includes Lumina, Searchlight and Grapevinejobs.

He specialises in Finance and Strategy roles.


Quintin Plane
Research Associate

Quintin lead our research and candidate sourcing for our high profile searches.

A film studies graduate, Quintin has extensive research experience in this sector. He has also assisted with marketing at the Sheffield DocFest; mentored young filmmakers on behalf of the BFI; and assisted production of Sheffield Live’s Film Show.

Christian Abbot
Marketing & Research Executive

Christian drives Lumina’s business development and marketing strategy, along with assisting on with all searches.

After studying Film and Journalism at University and with a years experience in recruitment, Christian has extensive experience in the industry. Driven by his love for cinema, he has also worked at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, along with contributing to various film related magazines.


RenataRenata Poczobut
Finance Controller

Renata started out in the field of finance as a bookkeeper for Stone & Silk and joined the recruitment industry in 2010 as a finance administrator.

At Lumina she is the first point of contact in regards to all financial and contractual needs.