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 clients 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 want to create the perfect match between client and candidate, and create highly successful and lasting professional relationships.

Anne Fenton
Managing Director

Anne has worked in Executive Recruitment in the Media Sector for over 16 years and in the Media as a whole for over 20 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 the media sector.

Gary Hodes

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.

Fred Palmer
Research Consultant

Fred, a graduate of Film Studies and History, has extensive analytical, research and writing experience as well as a passion for the film industry. Previously working at an indie-oriented cinema group has fuelled his knowledge of the subject and offered insights into the world of cinema distribution and programming.

He assists our principals in sourcing candidates.

Quintin Plane
Research and Marketing Coordinator

Quintin looks after Lumina’s marketing and assists with research for our high profile searches.

A recent 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.

Renata 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.