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Lumina - Senior and Board Level Media Appointments
February / March 2012       No.28

Lumina's Movers & Shakers Report

As our readership grows, we’re pleased to welcome on board more of you from outside of the UK. Expansion of our international network of candidates and clients means our reach is wider too so we’re including more international placements.  
For those of you who aren’t familiar with this report, it’s brought to you as a useful service to keep you up to date with the ever-revolving door. Here at Lumina, it’s our business to know who is where - and since we’re collecting this information anyway, we’re happy to share it with you each month, free of charge. Contributions always welcomed.
Our observations are that the international Senior Executive market is starting to hot up once again and the race for talent is on - as can be seen by the record number of moves identified since the last newsletter. Indicators from other external Search sources seem to bear this out; at last some green shoots appearing….?
Having always valued our strong tradition of research and market intelligence – we’re delighted to announce an Association with 3 Vision, the leading Content Consultancy. We welcome Toby and Jonathan on board as Lumina Associates and look forward to working together closely in the future. 
Anne Fenton
MD, Lumina Search

Movers & Shakers of the Month

Eric Stevens 

Commercial Director - Arts Alliance Media

Lumina is pleased to announce that Arts Alliance Media (AAM), the London-based digital cinema company, has appointed Eric Stevens as the company’s new Commercial Director. Formerly Managing Director of Independent - the UK sales, production and distribution company - Stevens will report to AAM Chief Executive Officer Howard Kiedaisch, and will be tasked with leading AAM’s sales and marketing efforts as the company continues to grow its digital cinema, software, content services and distribution businesses worldwide.

He brings over ten years of experience in distribution, sales, marketing, strategy and development to the newly-created role.

Matthew Goff

Director of Channel Distribution and New Media, CEE

Walt Disney

After an extensive search by Lumina, we are pleased to announce that Matthew Goff has joined Disney in the above position. He joins from NBCUniversal where he was Director of Affiliate Sales, EMEA. 

With over 10 years experience in International pay television, Matt has extensive experience in affiliate sales and business development. We wish him well in his new role.


Mover & Shaker of the Month

Jamie Hall - Managing Director, Pres

Going For Gold

Searchlight Group HR Forum
Thursday 23rd February 2012

Final touches are now being put to our programme. (see here)
We’re delighted to welcome Donna Taberer, former Commissioner of Arts and Entertainment Features at BSkyB and Commissioner for Entertainment at Channel 5 as one of our keynote speakers.
Head of Public Service Partnerships, BBC Academy since 2010, her current role is to work closely with training bodies and key partners to share world-renowned BBC training with the wider broadcasting industry as part of its public service remit.
Donna will lead the discussion on whether class discrimination/representation is a real issue in media today. She’ll provide some case studies of her work at the BBC and explore ways that the industry can ensure the critical entry points to the media are opened up to attract the most creatively brilliant diverse talent.
At the time of going to press, there are still a few places left for our event but please get in touch soon. The event is free of charge and aimed at HR Professionals working in the Media sector. Please contact Michael for more information at


3Vision Consulting have joined forces with the

Searchlight Group

We’re delighted to announce a formal collaboration between specialist content consultancy 3Vision and the Searchlight Group.
In future, all Recruitment and Executive Search activity within 3Vision will be undertaken by Searchlight’s three specialist units - Searchlight Recruitment, Searchlight Executive and Lumina Search.
3Vision will also work with Lumina to offer expert advice on the content industry and keep us fully informed of all new market developments and trends such as Connected TV, VOD and Over-the-top delivered services CEO Toby Russell and COO Jonathan Nickell will join us as ‘Associates.’
In light of our shared values, we believe it makes great sense to have our combined knowledge and contacts flowing through a single recruitment process rather than duplicating each other’s efforts.
As part of our regular involvement with 3Vision – we will make their ‘Industry Insights’ research available to our contacts.
If you would like a copy of the first of these which covers
'TV Everywhere' please contact us at

Please click here for a summarised version of the article.


Round-up of Industry Appointments

Uk Appointments

Jo Binding

BT Retail
Head of Strategy

Dominic Bird
Channel 4
Head of Formats

Sally Caplan
Entertainment One
Managing Director, International Film

Rob Clark

Director of Global Entertainment Development

James Crossland
Encompass Digital Media
Chief Technology Officer, EMEA

Elaine Day
DCD Media
Head of Production, DCD Factual Divisions

Germaine Deagan Sweet
National Geographic Channels International
SVP of Global Content Sales

Richard Deverell
Director, Strategy and Economics (interim)

Riccardo Donato
BBC Worldwide
Head of Commercial & Strategy, Global iPlayer

Lesley Douglas
Lime Pictures
Chief Executive Officer

Phil Edgar-Jones

Head of Entertainment

Tony Hall
Channel 4

Deputy Chairman
(non exec)

Camilla Hammer
Shine International
Chief Executive, Sales & Distribution
Charlotte Hargreaves

SVP Marketing & Business Development
Steph Harris
Shine TV

Head of Factual Entertainment

Clare Hollywood
Zig Zag Productions

Head of Entertainment, Factual and Features
Clive Hudson
European VP and General Manager

Roberta Ibba-Hartog
Lionsgate UK

Head of TV, UK & Eastern Europe

Trish Kinane

President of Worldwide Entertainment

Michele Kurland

Head of Factual Entertainment

Adrian Last
ITV Studios

Director of Marketing

Hamish Mykura
National Geographic Channels International
EVP & Head of International Content

Harvey Shackleton
Chief Financial  Officer
Robert Tansey
Sky Creative
Executive Director

International appointments - click here

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