Lumina Updates

EVENT | BVE 2018 Highlights

    1st March saw Lumina brave the blizzards to attend BVE at London Excel. Showcasing the future of content creation, innovation and technology, the conference featured a number of excellent seminars from top executives in the media sector. On the Business of Production stage, leaders from different areas of the theatrical film space discussed the “distribution

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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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        EVENT | IMIS Bernard Happé Lecture and Awards

          Lumina was delighted to be invited along to the International Moving Image Society’s annual awards and Bernard Happé Lecture. Hosted in the grand surroundings of the Regent Street Cinema, the evening saw several high profile guests attending the evening. National treasure David Attenborough joined colleagues from the BBC’s Natural History Unit, and former British Film

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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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              THOUGHT | Jobhunting opportunities in the Social Media age

                In today’s world, social media plays a large role in most day-to-day lives. As daily consumption continues to hit new records, social media has provided excellent opportunities for the senior executives with the likes of LinkedIn acting as an additional tool for both recruiter and professional. One of the biggest opportunities comes from LinkedIn. The

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                Trend 2018 – Acquisitions and Mergers

                  This article is based on credible news stories from recent months and points are speculative based on personal opinion.  As part of our continued look at the news likely to dominate the media and entertainment sectors, Lumina takes a look at the rumour mill from 2017 and how it could pan out this year. The media industry

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                  Trend 2018 – TV in the cloud

                    The television has come a long way since its inception as a mass consumer product and the technology and user experience is constantly improving. In recent years, we have seen a shift away from traditional scheduling into a personalised delivery. Lumina takes a look at the progression and new cloud TV trend in the market.

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                    THOUGHT | Disney Fox deal confirmed

                      Over the past months, the rumours that Disney was interested in taking over Fox’s production facilities have been increasing. First mentioned back in November, today saw the announce that $50+ billion deal is now confirmed and going ahead. In a special blog post, Lumina examines the good and bad implications of the deal and what

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