Movers & Shakers Report - Aug / Sept 2014

'Movers and Shakers' Newsletter

August / September 2014

No. 39

With positive signs finally appearing in the economy, this autumn is set to be busy.

September gets into full swing with our annual 2014 HR Forum. Covering the topical subject of ‘resilience’ we look at how organisations thrive through change and unexpected challenges and come back even stronger. Taking place at NBCU’s great new offices in Central London, it promises to be another successful event and is already fully subscribed.

We’re also pleased to announce two important placements over the summer so congratulations to Yuval and Stuart.  

Our international projects continue with searches underway in Malaysia, Africa and the Middle East. International experience on candidates CVs is certainly becoming an important feature in this increasingly global market and UK talent is still very much in demand. 

Lumina continues to work exclusively in the broadcast and entertainment sector working on Senior and Board Level Appointments at the £100k+ and this report is 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.


- Appointments

Claire Adams
Bristow Media
Head of Content

Caroline Baumgard
Banijay North America
Chief Creative Officer 

Assaf Blecher
Dick Clark Productions 
VP Programming & Development

Andrew Bott
BBC Worldwide

Daniel Castle
Saban Brands
MD, Strategic Business Development 

Sameer Deen
Scripps Networks Interactive
SVP, Multiplatform Distribution & Strategy

John Ewert
Elemental Technologies 

Jenna Glazier
Sonar Entertainment
SVP, Television

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Lumina Expat Update

Nelson Santhosh

In March, Lumina placed Nelson at Com hem, based in Stockholm, Sweden. We found out how his time there has been so far.

More Info


Report - What is Resilience?

As the theme for the HR Forum, we look at resilience as a concept, what it might mean and how it can be approached. 

What, exactly, defines resilience?

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- Appointments


Janne Aalto
DNA (Finland)

Morten Aass
Nice Entertainment (Norway)
President & CEO

Yara Awad
TwoFour (UAE)
GM, Arabia

Paul Candland
Disney (Japan) 
President, Asia

Andrea Castellari
Viacom (Italy)
SVP & GM, Italy

Baptiest Coopmans
Ziggo (Netherlands)

Louise Ernst
Millicom (Sweden)
Head of Programming

Stefanie Fischer
WDR (Germany)
Head of Content

Ambuj Goyal
Magine TV (Sweden)
President & COO 

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Client Spotlight

Prime Focus Technologies

Following several high profile mergers (and a Lumina placement), we look at VFX company Prime Focus' technology arm Prime Focus Technologies.

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Report - Resilience & New Employees

Recent surveys suggest new employees may not be well prepared for the workplace. How can management ensure new workers learn to cope with the demands of work?

United Kingdom
- Appointments

John Armah
Head of Digital, International

Stuart Baxter
President, eOne TV

Jack Bootle
Raw TV
Head of UK Development

Christian Brent
Fox International Channels 
SVP, Global Research & Audience Strategy

Michael Carrington
The Foundation

Dominic Coles
Discovery Networks Western Europe  

Robin Chalmers
Fremantle Media
General Counsel

Jeremy Dear
The Ideas Room 

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Movers of the Month

Yuval Tori -
EVP, Sales & Marketing EMEA,
Prime Focus Technologies

Lumina is pleased to announce that Prime Focus Technologies has appointed Pilat Media's Yuval Tori to lead sales for their CLEAR product in Europe.

Before Pilat. he built a strong grounding in both sales and business development, having represented Amdocs and Comverse at Senior Director level. 

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Movers of the Month

Stuart Shaw - 
MD, RLJ International

RLJ Entertainment has appointed Miramax's Stuart Shaw as Managing Director in the UK following a search by Lumina.

Before joining RLJ, Stuart was the Director of International Sales & Marketing for Miramax's London office. Prior to that, he spent five years at Paramount Pictures as a Commercial Director and Retail Marketing Manager, following stints at Universal Pictures, BBC Worldwide and Procter & Gamble.

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Any views expressed in this email are those of the originator and do not necessarily reflect those of this organisation.

Lumina is a specialist Search practice, operating exclusively in media & entertainment. We handle £100k+ Senior Executive appointments, both permanent & interim, up to Board level.

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Newsletter Editor -
Matt Turner, Research Associate
Lumina Search