Yearly Archives: 2019

Cinema, Streaming and The Paris Theater

    In a very unexpected move, the company that was built from seeing movies in the comfort of your own home, has bought and established their first official cinema. The Paris Theater, an iconic and well-established picture-house in Manhattan recently closed back in August after 70 years in the business. Netflix stepped in this month to

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    Going Global – Expanding your Business Overseas

      When developing your business, every stage of its growth can be fraught with challenge, compromise and difficulty, but ultimately and hopefully success. One of the biggest successes can come from making the leap from being national to international – going global. On face-value, it can seem a daunting task, establishing a base in a different

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      London Film Festival 2019 – The Networking Opportunity of the Year

        Last week marked the opening of the 63rd BFI London Film Festival, a celebration of world cinema and diverse talent. This year is proving to be one of the biggest yet, boasting more acclaimed filmmakers, artists and most importantly – films. The festival opened with the world premiere of The Personal History of David Copperfield,

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        PLACEMENT | Christoph Oldenburg, Youngest Media

          We are pleased to announce that Christoph Oldenburg has joined Youngest Media as the first Executive Producer in their newly-formed German arm. Christoph has successfully worked as both an Executive Producer and Commissioner for over 20 years, invaluable experience and expertise for Youngest as they continue to grow. Youngest, founded and directed by two ex-Endemol

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          Evening at the Opera: Summer Drinks Networking Event

            Last week Lumina hosted a successful Networking Event that celebrated the last few days of the summer. The invite-only event took place at the prestigious Royal Opera House, with its iconic surroundings and stunning views of Covent Garden from the terrace. Heading into the Autumn and business running at full pace, people are returning back

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            How to Get the Best From Your CV

              The job application process is never easy, at any stage of your career. What is often the case, perhaps ironically, is that those at the top end of the career ladder can find it more difficult to move from their position. This may be because the talent pool is smaller but more contested, or the

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              PLACEMENT | Jack Wilson, Flutter Entertainment

                We’re pleased to announce Jack Wilson has been hired by Flutter Entertainment as Head of Content & Channels.  Wilson joins the business from Reach plc, where he served as  Head of Digital Sport for the Daily Express and Daily Star newspapers. Flutter Entertainment is a FTSE 100 business with a £1.9b turnover from a range

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                Podcasts: The New Mainstream

                  Podcasts are on the rise, the platform that was relatively unknown less than a 5 years ago, is now becoming a major powerhouse and competitor to legacy media. The media has been enjoying a sharp and influential rise over the last few years, with little signs of this changing any time soon. To get an

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                  Radio Rebound – A View on the Market

                    Radio is a robust and long-lasting medium, it predates film, it’s versatile and ever-changing. It’s hard to imagine radio ever going away, and much like film, it can be as proactive and reactive as you want. It can be simple background noise, long-form narrative or interactive games. It’s unique. Yet, some are starting to whisper

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                    Market Innovation and the Impact of Virtual Reality

                      Innovation is crucial in this industry, it keeps the wheel turning bringing fresh ideas, technology and talent. In film, the introduction of digital cameras led to an explosion of creativity. It allowed filmmakers to explore visual storytelling in a way unthinkable before. There was a mass effect from this, changing the blockbuster forever. Then, in

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