Lumina Updates

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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            PLACEMENT | Sarah Doole, RED

              Lumina Search is pleased to announce our recently completed search on behalf of Studiocanal’s RED Production Company. Sarah Doole will join RED as their CEO and continue to build the business. Sarah will lead RED’s development and production slate while working with the wider Studiocanal group to grow the international reach. Sarah was most recently

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              Localising the Content Boom

                In recent years, the large SVOD players have shifted to international growth as their US domestic market has reached maturity. Driving this growth is local original content and Netflix announced Money Heist is its biggest success outside of the US with 44 million households watching in the first four weeks [CNBC]. The Spanish hit was localised

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                £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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