Lumina Updates

Step into the Future of TV: The Arrival of VR

    It’s been imagined for decades in sci-fi movies, and touted in recent years by developers around the globe, but at last it seems Virtual Reality has finally arrived for the mass market, and people are beginning to take notice. Yet, once considered mere fantasy, the notion of VR and “360 storytelling” has become widely accepted

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    PLACEMENT | Jago Lee, Blue Ant Media

      We’d like to congratulate Jago Lee who has been appointed as the Creative Director of Antenna Pictures, the UK production studio for Blue Ant Media. Based in Toronto, Blue Ant Media is a privately held international media company that owns and operates 10 media brands including Cottage Life, Love Nature, Smithsonian Channel Canada and Makeful. They

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      PLACEMENT | Anthony Jewitt, Love Nature

        Congratulations to Anthony Jewitt who has recently moved to Love Nature, the joint venture of Canada’s Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks. Anthony joins as Director of Partnerships from Red Bull Media House, where he was the Director of Affiliate Sales and Programming. Love Nature manages the world’s largest slate of original 4K nature and

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        PLACEMENT | Gareth Smart, Viasat World

          Lumina is delighted to announce our latest senior executive placement at Viasat World. Gareth Smart has taken on the role of Business Strategy and Development Director. He joins from Samsung, where he was the Head of Sports Media and Entertainment. There he was responsible for their European Media solutions, and managing the content on their

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          EVENT | RTS Futures: Summer Party 2016

            The Royal Television Society, of which Lumina are proud patrons, hosted their Futures Summer Party beside the picturesque canals of King’s Place. As always, the event was a fantastic mix of insight, humour and innovation. Beyond the DJ, free-flowing wine and canal-side views, the main event of the evening was a panel discussion hosted by

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            PLACEMENT | David Williams, Keshet UK

              Lumina is pleased to announce the placement of David Williams at Keshet UK, the independent production company established in 2012 as the first global outpost under the Keshet International banner. David has been appointed to the newly-created role of Creative Director, Non-scripted, and will be tasked with increasing Keshet UK’s slate of non-scripted commissions following

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              EVENT | HR Forum 2016: A Great Place to Work

                On April 28th we held our 10th HR Forum with Searchlight, at the historic and recently-reopened Regent Street Cinema in Oxford Circus. In 1896 the Lumière brothers’ Cinématographe was first presented to a paying audience here, making it the first place in Britain to show moving pictures, and the birthplace of the British film industry.

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                EVENT | TV Connect 2016, ExCel London

                  Last week saw the prestigious TV Connect convention take place at London’s ExCel centre. Casting a spotlight on some of the Connected Entertainment industry’s  most dynamic products, companies and developments, this year’s convention offered a particularly immersive experience and a tremendous range of guest speakers. Lumina was happy to attend the OTT/IPTV Industry Breakfast event,

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                  NEWS | RTS Programme Awards

                    As RTS Patrons, we’re looking forward to attending the Programme Awards tomorrow night at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Leading the comedy nominations are Catastrophe, Car Share and Chewing Gum, while Ant and Dec receive their 15th nomination for the Entertainment Performance award, against The Last Leg’s Adam Hills and A League of Their Own’s Jack

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                    EVENTS | Networking Dinner at the Shard

                      Last week we hosted a C Level Networking Dinner kindly sponsored by our clients at Prime Focus Technologies, at the fabulous Hutong on the 33rd floor of the Shard. Senior Executives from Lionsgate, Arts Alliance Media, MTG World, Netflix, IMG, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, and many other organisations attended, and some very insightful conversations were had.

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