Lumina Updates

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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      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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              Gender Pay Gap results

                As the deadline for reporting the gender pay gap passes, most firms have now announced the difference in pay between men and women. Over 1,000 firms delivered their reports on the final day, raising the number of companies that have reported to over 10,000. Lumina takes a look at the media industry and its figures, 

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                EVENT | HR Forum 2018 Highlights

                  Last week saw the 11th edition of the HR Forum take place at NBCUniversal. This year’s theme focused on the Changing Workplace, with insights into the industry, the gender pay gap and the future of work. We welcomed guest speakers from the likes of NBCUniversal, A+E Networks, Ofcom and Creative Diversity Network, all in a

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                  PLACEMENT | Nada Cirjanic, Great Point Media

                    After a search by Lumina, Nada Cirjanic has joined Great Point Media. Taking up the VP Global Sales position, Nada will continue the expansion of the business from a film sales side, taking its projects to the international markets. Founded in 2013 by Robert Halmi and Jim Reeve, Great Point Media specializes in the development,

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                    A Game of ‘Cast and Mouse’

                      As Comcast, Disney and Fox tussle for a slice of Sky, how is the media landscape likely to change? Though always a changeable industry, the bombshells shaking the media sector over the past few months have captivated attention like never before. As emerging digital players such as Netflix and Facebook continue to challenge traditional platforms,

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