Lumina Updates

Merged at First Sight – Channel 4 Suitors

    Channel 4 is known for some of the UK’s best-loved TV shows with hits including The Great British Bake Off, First Dates, Gogglebox and Married at First Sight. With the swift conclusion of the consultation on Channel 4’s ownership, which potential suitors are lined up to sweep the broadcaster out of public ownership or will

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    PLACEMENT | Beatrice Rossmanith, TAPE Consultancy

      Lumina is delighted to announce our latest placement after working closely with Glance and Médiamétrie. Beatrice Rossmanith is joining UK-based TAPE Consultancy as their new Client Services Director, managing current clients and developing new relationships. Launched in 1976, TAPE Consultancy works with many top broadcasters, platforms and distributors offering bespoke research services analysing content and

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      INSIGHT | Netflix Subscriber Growth Slows: What’s Next?

        With the recent earnings report suggesting a subscriber slowdown, Netflix has hit a major stumbling block. Quintin Plane, Lumina’s Lead Researcher, takes a look at the reasons for the lacklustre subscriber growth (hint, its not just the pandemic unlocking) and what Netflix is planning to offer next. Subscriber Growth Slows The Coronavirus pandemic has caused

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        PLACEMENT | Lisette Schlippe, Red Bull

          Lumina is pleased to announce the completion of our most recent search with Red Bull Media Network. Lisette Schlippe has joined the organisation’s media business as their Head of Global Content Partnerships based in Salzburg, Austria. In the role, Lisette will drive the strategy for third party distribution and maximise the visibility for Red Bull’s

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          INSIGHT | Perfect Storm & Hiring Spree

            The news pages are awash with headlines of talent shortages right across the market and from our observations, the senior talent marketplace is about to heat up. We discuss our findings and what the implications will be… ‘Perfect storm’ – Talent shortages, Economic Rebound, Brexit The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) recently warned of a

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            PLACEMENT | Jon Stanley, UKTV

              Lumina is pleased to announce UKTV’s 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. He

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              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

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                INSIGHT | ‘New Normal’ for Senior Executives?

                  There’s been so much discussion about the ‘new normal’ and the long term impacts of the pandemic. We recently reached out to a senior executives in the media and entertainment industries to collect their thoughts on their current career situation and future impact the pandemic may have. Hundreds of senior executives responded and there were

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                  How to find your next career opportunity in a pandemic

                    ‘Finding a new career opportunity is a common start to the New Year for many. In the time honoured tradition of scrolling through LinkedIn alerts, checking through the weekly e-newsletters and trade publications and arranging numerous cups of coffees with business colleagues, family and friends – the ritual is familiar’ These were the words I

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                    PLACEMENT | Sebastian Burkhardt, Red Bull

                      Lumina has successfully placed Sebastian as Head of Global Commercial Partnerships at Red Bull for its newly created premium content initiative Red Bull Originals. In this role he leads all commercial partnerships with platform, distribution and production partners across TV and Film. Sebastian’s international experience across co-production, content financing and sales in both Europe and

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