Lumina Updates

Becoming an Expat during the Pandemic

    2021 was an exciting year for Lumina, as the industry bounced back after a very turbulent 2020. Last summer, after a lengthy search  we were delighted to place Lisette Schlippe, as the Head of Global Content Partnerships for Red Bull Media House. We’ve recently had the opportunity to catch up with Lisette and discuss how

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    PLACEMENT | Edward Qualtrough, DPP

      Lumina partnered with the DPP to find an Editorial Director for the leading media industry network. Edward Qualtrough has joined the organisation and will work alongside the management team to shape the network’s business insights and events offering. As a business network, the DPP provides companies in the media supply chain with the latest knowledge,

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      PLACEMENT | Jessica Pope, MBC Studios

        Lumina continued its partnership with MBC with our latest placement which sees Jessica Pope joining the Middle-East broadcaster as Director of Development. She will lead the development for scripted projects at MBC Studios and joins at a pivotal moment as the broadcaster expands its production division and increases its investment into new, original content. Middle

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        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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