Lumina Updates

£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

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    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

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      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

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        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

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          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

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            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

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              The winning content strategy in the SVOD competition era?

                Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Now TV, HBO Max, Peacock, CBS All Access – we could go on and on naming the VOD platforms. In the UK alone, 7 services are used regularly by over 5% of households and this is before the next wave of US entrants arrive. With content rights being taken back

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                The Crown-Maker: Andy Harries Masterclass

                  Using a talking dog toy as a prop in one of his pitches in his early career, may not have won him the pitch, but it certainly got people talking! And so indeed they still are. The choice of Andy Harries from Left Bank Pictures to present the Informa TBI Masterclass was inspired. Not only

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                  A New Decade: A Look at UK Film and Television

                    Things have been looking positive in the UK lately – in the media and entertainment industries at any rate. And the new decade seems to be heading in the same direction. There has been a steady and consistent rise in spending on film and high-end television, yielding greater turnover and encouraging further investment. Over the

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                    2020: The Year of Growth for AVOD

                      2019 was the year of SVoD (Subscription supported Video on Demand), from surging subscriber bases, significant platform launches and increased competition. Now, early industry forecasts are predicting this is the year for AVoD (Advertising supported Video on Demand). AVoD – Ad based VoD is a free for consumer service, providing streaming content supported by advertisements.

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