Lumina Updates

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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                  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

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                    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

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