Lumina Updates

Classic Film in an SVoD Age

    Viewing video content has never been easier with access on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and computers. Has our relationship to Classic or archive film changed as our watching habits and sources of video content diversified? Crucially, has there been a shift in our relationship with Classic Film brought on by the popular and prominent SVoD

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    PLACEMENT | Thomas Dubois, Amazon Prime

      After a successful international search, Lumina is happy to announce Thomas Dubois as Head of Unscripted Originals for Amazon Prime Video. He will cover content development for the SVOD platform, developing a pipeline of original unscripted content for the French version of the platform. Provided by one of the world’s most valuable businesses, Amazon Prime

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      EVENT | Banff Connect London

        On a rainy Wednesday afternoon, Lumina was exclusively invited to the High Commission of Canada in Trafalgar Square for the Banff Connect London event. With speakers from several of the major TV production studios, it was a fascinating insight into the latest trends and the emerging talent within TV development. The panel consisted of: Moreyba

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        EVENT | A Taste of China

          Another successful Lumina networking event at the top of the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington at the Min Jiang restaurant to celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Pig. The Zodiac Pig represents hope and enthusiasm for the year and it was great to hear from various guests that their companies, programmes

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          SVOD Industry Insight

            Over the past few years, we have seen SVOD taking an increasing market share of worldwide media consumption, attracting the world’s biggest names in the process. Here, Lumina reviews the biggest trends in the SVOD industry and an insight to the stories that will dominate headlines in 2019. The traditional US SVOD marketplace is becoming

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            The Impact of “Cord Cutting” on Cinema

              The rise of SVoD services has coincided with many opting out of Pay-TV platforms. This shift, known as Cord Cutting, is happening across the globe. With the news that global SVoD revenue has now overtaken the global revenue of the box office, we are right to wonder what impact the popularity of SVoD services is

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              How to find a new career opportunity in 2019

                With many people joining the job hunt this month, Lumina Search’s Managing Director Anne Fenton offers her advice for executives on the move. Finding a new job is a common start to the New Year for many thousands of people in the UK. In the time-honoured tradition of scrolling through LinkedIn alerts, checking through the

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                PLACEMENT | James Shaw, ITV Studios

                  Kicking off the new year, Lumina is pleased to announce the placement of James Shaw at ITV Studios after a successful search. Shaw joined ITV Studios in December 2018 to drive forward the company’s ambitious growth plans by identifying new opportunities and business planning across International Studios and Global Entertainment. In recent years, ITV Studios

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                  PLACEMENT | Mark Hirzberger-Taylor, Park Circus

                    After a successful search by Lumina, it is our pleasure to announce Mark Hirzberger-Taylor as the new CEO of the Glasgow–based Park Circus Group. He will join Park Circus in March 2019 and reports to Park Circus’ Chairman, John Woodward. Park Circus is home to a library of over 25,000 classic films from many of

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                    EVENT | Charlotte Moore, Director of Content, BBC

                      The second edition of the Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture took place last week over at the University of Westminster. Charlotte Moore, Director of Content at the BBC, hosted the lecture – looking at the BBC’s approach to storytelling and how it is becoming under threat from US media and tech companies. She started things off

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