'Movers and Shakers' Newsletter

June / July 2015

No. 41

This month sees a new ‘look’ for Lumina Search with a web and social media makeover. We are also expanding our team with industry veteran Alastair Waddington joining us a Senior Advisor and consultant. Further details below.

After an uncertain couple of months with the UK General Election hanging over us all, things seem to be back on track and there is a definite sign of movement in the Senior Executive market once again. Lumina is working with interesting  projects at home and internationally.

We have chosen the theme of Event Cinema for this month’s newsletter and it neatly coincides with our recent placement at the Royal Opera House - hope you will find interesting.

Here at Lumina, it's our business to know who is where, and this report is brought to you as a useful service to keep you up to date with the ever-revolving door. As ever, we request your contributions to the issues raised in this newsletter.
Anne Fenton - MD, Lumina Search
Lumina is a specialist search consultancy working exclusively in media & entertainment. We conduct retained senior executive searches for £100k+ positions up to Board level – both permanent and interim.
Lumina Movers of the Month
Joe McFadden -
Chief Technical Officer, Royal Opera House

Lumina is delighted to announce the placement of Joe McFadden as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) within the Digital Development and Technology department of the Royal Opera House.

He joins from the National Theatre, where he was IT Director.
Phil Eade -
Global Head of Sales, Nativ
Lumina is pleased to announce the placement of Phil Eade as the Global Head of Sales at Nativ.

Phil has a solid background in software sales, having previously worked as the Director of Global Sales and Marketing at Digimetrics.

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'Movers and Shakers'

United Kingdom
- Appointments

Jonathan Boseley
Renowned Films 
Head of TV and Content 

Rowan Bray 
GM Operations

Philly Byrne 
Comedy Central
Digital Director

Nick Cohen 
Little Dot Studios 
VP, Content, Strategy & Brand Partnerships

Ben Caudell
Channel 4
Head of Entertainment 

Duncan Coates
Director of Programming

Sara Geater

Ross Hair
Scripps Networks Interactive
SVP, Commercial 

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EMEA & Asia-Pacific
- Appointments

Filippo Ubaldini
Scripps Network EMEA (Italy)
Country Manager

Sigve Brekke
Telenor (Norway) 

Filip Jabbour
GroupM  (Dubai)
CEO, MENA region 

Sebastien Janin
Wuaki.tv (France)
Head of International Business Development

Anders Jensen
MTG (Sweden)
CEO, Sweden

Michal Kozicki
HBO (Poland)

Axel Kuhn
Tresor TV (Germany)
Managing Director

Kim Poder
MTG (Denmark)
CEO, Denmark

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- Appointments

Stephanie Angelides 
Riot Creative (USA)

Al Anstey
Al Jazeera America (USA)

John Fremes
Voltage Pictures (USA)
President of International Sales and Distribution

Mark Green 
4C (USA)

Jeffrey Greenstein
Nu Image (USA)
President of International Sales and Distribution

Holly Hines
Dynamic Television (USA)
SVP, Content 

Jenn Kuzmyk
Proper Rights (Canada)
Director of Distribution 

Julie La'Bassiere
BAFTA New York (USA)

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Lumina Updates
New Website and Rebrand
Lumina Search’s rebrand and website went live in May and we’re thrilled with the final look: www.luminasearch.com
A few of our clients and candidates have already been in touch to let us know what they think so thank you for all the positive feedback:
“Congratulations, its a lot clearer, warmer and more approachable from a candidate perspective.”
“Much more in keeping with your brand!”
“Easy to navigate & to the point.”

We have also expanded with a range of consultancy services headed up by Alastair Waddington who has joined us as a Senior Advisor. We work with companies looking to grow and develop and specialise in company reorganisations, integrations, team building, onboarding  and start-ups.
Alastair was formerly  the Executive Vice President of IMG Media  Worldwide, working in an international capacity including Europe, Middle East, North America, Asia and Australasia.  Please contact our office for further information.
As we continue to expand into new areas, we’d like to welcome Fred Palmer to Lumina who will be helping us on our Executive Searches. Fred has a background in Film and will also keep us up to date on industry trends; scroll below to find his articles on the Rise of Event Cinema and the impact it’s had on the industry.
Lumina Spotlight
Senior Executive Spotlight
Eric Stevens, Commercial Director
Arts Alliance Media

In this month's Spotlight, Eric Stevens, placed by Lumina at Arts Alliance Media, discusses the changes he's seen to the Film Distribution industry, how the markets differ internationally, and the changes Arts Alliance Media have been making.

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Client Spotlight - Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House is one of London’s most iconic institutions and has consistently nurtured a reputation as a purveyor of the highest-quality opera and ballet.

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The Best Seats in the House

The Rise of Event Cinema

As the Royal Opera House looks ahead to its upcoming season of live broadcasts, we look to the history of “Event Cinema”.

The Impact of Event Cinema

As Event Cinema secures itself as a firm fixture within the cinematic landscape, the impact of this rapidly-growing medium upon the film and television industries have proved dramatic and far-reaching.

Events Calendar
  • Ondemand Summit
    June 9th 2015, New York - Roosevelt Hotel
    “This one-day conference focuses on today’s dynamic business of On Demand TV. The On Demand Summit provides compelling insights from top business leaders, and offers attendees with ample networking opportunities.”
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival
    June 17th-28th, Edinburgh
    “Renowned for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema - and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking -  EIFF seeks to spotlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent, in a setting steeped in history.”
  • Moscow International Film Festival
    June 19th-26th, Moscow
    "A diverse and highly regarded festival, MIFF  mirrors the socio-political changes taking place in its country, acting as a platform for some of the most powerful filmmaking talent in the world."
  • Connected: TV World Summit
    June 24th-25th, London – Kings Place
    "The Connected TV World Summit provides thought leadership on the business and technology strategies that will safeguard and grow television services in the hyper-competitive connected era."
  • RTS Cambridge Convention 2015
    September 16th – 18th,
    "The challenges of a shifting TV landscape will be discussed by television executives at this year's RTS Cambridge Convention, chaired by BBC Director-General Tony Hall."
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Lumina is a specialist search consultancy working exclusively in media & entertainment. We conduct senior executive searches for £100k+ positions up to Board level – both permanent and interim....

If you or someone you know has moved recently, or to give us some feedback, please write to mail@luminasearch.com For further details about any of the above, please contact Anne Fenton at anne@luminasearch.com

Newsletter Editor - James Cheetham, Group Marketing Executive - Lumina Search.
Newsletter Contributor - Fred Palmer, Researcher - Lumina Search.
Opinions are their own, and do not express the views of Lumina Search.