Lessons from the Top: Bob Iger

Renowned for turning Disney around and building them into the media giant they are today, Bob Iger was the CEO at the House of Mouse for 15 years from 2005. Recently, he penned a book detailing his career and the lessons he learnt. If anyone is highly qualified to share leadership tips, its Iger. We […]

Media Industry to recover by late 2021

Among all the gloom and doom of economic news, PwC’s latest Global Entertainment & Media Outlook report suggested the industry could be set for a rapid return to prosperity, outstripping estimated growth figures for the global economy. The industry accounts for around $2.1 trillion of revenues in 2019 and predicted to fall to $2 trillion […]

PLACEMENT | Sarah Doole, RED

Lumina Search is pleased to announce our recently completed search on behalf of Studiocanal’s RED Production Company. Sarah Doole will join RED as their CEO and continue to build the business. Sarah will lead RED’s development and production slate while working with the wider Studiocanal group to grow the international reach. Sarah was most recently […]

Localising the Content Boom

In recent years, the large SVOD players have shifted to international growth as their US domestic market has reached maturity. Driving this growth is local original content and Netflix announced Money Heist is its biggest success outside of the US with 44 million households watching in the first four weeks [CNBC]. The Spanish hit was localised […]

£800m Investment: The UK’s new studios

It’s hard to keep up with all the announcements – new film and TV studios are popping up all over the UK, ensuring it remains the destination to produce entertainment with high-quality talent. In this post, we take a look at some of the major developments in the pipeline. Studio space is being snapped up […]

Breakthrough for UK Production Restart

In a major move to restart the film and TV industry, the UK Government has committed a £500m fund to unblock insurance issues surrounding Covid-19. Since the outbreak that caused lockdowns across the globe, we have seen insurance companies have been risk-averse and the UK production companies have struggled to restart productions. Without the production […]

Media Sectors Offline, Ready to Rebound After Coronavirus?

Within our successful industry, there are many organisations which are very much ‘business as usual’. During the Edinburgh TV Festival’s Controller Sessions – now online due to the coronavirus, Sky executives said their West London offices may be deserted (albeit a skeleton crew), but the Comcast-owned business continues to run as normal from their staff’s […]

Coronavirus Concerns – Live Legal Webinar

Lumina and Searchlight once again partnered with Lewis Silkin, a leading specialist media legal firm, to offer a free live legal webinar. This was in response to the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, how the media industry is coping under the strain and how to mitigate its impact. There was a very high demand for the information […]

PLACEMENT | Toby Melling, Great Point Media

We are delighted to announce that Toby Melling with be joining Great Point Media as their VP of TV Sales. With a wealth of experience in television sales that spans over 20 years, his experience will be invaluable to Great Point Media moving forward. Great Point Media, established in 2012, is a premier development and […]

Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered – Free Live Webinar

Many of you, if not all, will be working from home right now. Things do seem unclear with the global and industry situation remaining fluid. While this is a cause for concern, there are many industry experts helping to bring clarity to the situation. Lumina and Searchlight are once again partnering with Lewis Silkin to […]