An introduction to AEM International

Lumina Search is proud to introduce you to our new group partner, AEM International AEM International is a specialist search firm with an international track record in global search for creative and executive leaders in the arts, culture, live entertainment, and the creative industries. Working at the highest level with Chairs and Boards of nationally and […]

Brand Funded Entertainment: The Next Generation of TV?

On a Wednesday back in January, we attended an RTS panel that explored whether brand funded entertainment is the next generation of Television As we all know, brands have an exciting opportunity to create content that viewers will engage with and be engrossed in. Yet, they’re frequently turning to TV Production companies to help make […]

Placement | Jesse Bergsma, Iyuno

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Jesse Bergsma as Managing Director for Belgium & Netherlands for Iyuno. He will be accountable for all aspects of the local operation of subtitling and dubbing services and delivery of business for its people and customers. Jesse will be key in driving revenue growth for the location, responsible […]


Lumina is pleased to announce the UKTV appointment of Jon Stanley to the Head of Distribution position. He joined the BBC Studios-owned broadcaster recently and will  lead the Pay TV broadcaster’s carriage negotiations with major partners including Sky and Virgin Media. Jon joined the broadcaster from BT, where he was their Head of Content Partnerships. […]

PLACEMENT | Chloe Dunbar, RED

Lumina continued its partnership with Studiocanal, working closely to find their next Head of Development for RED. The prodco, known for It’s a Sin (C4), Traces (UKTV), and The Stranger (Netflix), has hired Chloe Dunbar to lead their development slate going forward. Chloe will work closely with new CEO, Sarah Doole to expand the slate […]

The Age of Digital: How Digital Transformation is Driving the Market

In the Media and Entertainment Industry, the opportunity to futureproof your business is higher than ever. With audiences shifting the way they engage with media,  55% of households in the US now using paid streaming services, there is a race for adopting new and iterating old technology and brands. We spoke with Múirne Laffan, former […]

Classic Film in an SVoD Age

Viewing video content has never been easier with access on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and computers. Has our relationship to Classic or archive film changed as our watching habits and sources of video content diversified? Crucially, has there been a shift in our relationship with Classic Film brought on by the popular and prominent SVoD […]

SVOD Industry Insight

Over the past few years, we have seen SVOD taking an increasing market share of worldwide media consumption, attracting the world’s biggest names in the process. Here, Lumina reviews the biggest trends in the SVOD industry and an insight to the stories that will dominate headlines in 2019. The traditional US SVOD marketplace is becoming […]

The Impact of “Cord Cutting” on Cinema

The rise of SVoD services has coincided with many opting out of Pay-TV platforms. This shift, known as Cord Cutting, is happening across the globe. With the news that global SVoD revenue has now overtaken the global revenue of the box office, we are right to wonder what impact the popularity of SVoD services is […]

PLACEMENT | Nada Cirjanic, Great Point Media

Great Point Media has hired Nada Cirjanic following a search by Lumina. Taking up the Vice President of 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 […]