Lumina Updates

PLACEMENT | Simon Bobin, Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas

    Simon Bobin has taken up the Head of Sales position at Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas, as part of its film distribution arm handling 20th Century Fox films in the Middle East region. He takes over 13 years of marketing, distribution and sales experience to Dubai. Based in Dubai within the Majid Al Futtaim empire –

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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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      PLACEMENT | Ian Dodd, Dock10

        Lumina Search is pleased to announce that Ian Dodd will be joining Dock10 as Head of Post Production after a successful search by Lumina. With a wealth of post production experience as founder of The Farm Group, Ian brings his 25 years of industry and major broadcast experience to Dock10. Based at MediaCityUK, Dock10 is a

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        PLACEMENT | Catherine Mackin, Acorn Media

          Former UKTV senior executive, Catherine Mackin, has been appointed as the Managing Director for Acorn Media Enterprises after a successful search by Lumina. Acorn Media Enterprises is the UK-based sister company to the popular US streaming service AcornTV, focused on developing new TV shows. In her new role, Catherine will head up Acorn Media Enterprises,

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          PLACEMENT | Rebecca Edwards, Keshet International

            Lumina has continued our close relationship with Keshet International, a rapidly growing global TV production and distribution company, by placing Rebecca Edwards as their Director of Communications. She joined their London office in April, reporting into VP Marketing and Communications, Limor Gott Ronen. In her new role, she will be responsible for all corporate and consumer

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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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                Netflix to step up European originals in London move

                  In a huge boost for the British entertainment industry, Netflix is set to expand its UK and European original productions and documentary programming with a new commissioning branch to be opened near Oxford Circus in the heart of London, making it only the second country outside the US to have such an office. The operation,

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                  EVENT | AI in Broadcasting

                    In recent years, Artificial Intelligence has been rapidly developing and has began its transformation of industries. While the likes of manufacturing are quick to take up the AI benefits quickly, the media and entertainment sectors are not far behind. Lumina attended the AI in Broadcasting event produced by the Royal Television Society. It proved to

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                    EVENT | MIP TV 2018 Highlights

                      While the weather was uncharacteristically wet, last week was dominated by MIPTV, with its industry discussions, speeches and all the deals announcements from major production companies including BBC Studios, Cineflix and Red Arrow Studios Internationals. Lumina headed over to the south of France for the conference. Interestingly, Facebook took centre stage for the second keynote

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