'Movers and Shakers' Newsletter

Winter/Spring 2017

No. 47
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We're now fully in the swing of 2017 at Lumina, and this is a notable one for us as it's our 10th anniversary year.

Since 2007, we have made many senior executive placements on 5 continents and significantly expanded our global reach. This year alone we are working in the US, Canada and South East Asia - with several more exotic locations to follow.

We recently celebrated the occasion with a successful networking lunch for C level executives at Berry Bros & Rudd, details and photos can be found below. Other anniversary events are planned for later in the year. Thanks for all your support and we look forward to the challenges that 2017 will bring!

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, free of charge. All contributions welcomed.
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.
Mover of the Month: John Bozza
Lumina would like to congratulate John Bozza on landing the role of Chief Executive at Racecourse Technical Services Limited (RaceTech). Formerly Commercial Director at SIS Live, John has a wealth of experience in the broadcast and engineering sector.

RaceTech is the leading technical facilities company providing innovative solutions to the horse racing industry since 1946. The company first developed photofinish technology in the 1940s, and still provides leading edge technology for raceday solutions including the operation and maintenance of audio visual systems, closed circuit television, public address and radio communications. We're looking forward to keeping track of their latest technological developments.

Click here to read more about our latest placements and searches
We'd also like to offer our congratulations to Vince Peterson, who will be joining Love Nature as their Distribution Director, and good luck to them in their new offices (and animal lovers, make sure to check out their website!)
'Movers and Shakers'

United Kingdom
- Appointments

James Currell
Viacom International Media Networks
EVP & MD for UK, Northern & Eastern Europe

Pascal de Mul
Chief Partnerships Officer

Alexia Edwards
Warner Bros Television Production
Group Commercial Director

Patch Khan
Viasat World
Chief Technology Officer

David Lynn
Viacom International Media Networks
President & CEO

Julie Meldal-Johnsen
ITV Studios
Director of Global Content

Roni Patel
Warner Bros Worldwide Television
SVP of Sales for Nordic, Benelux & Middle East

Click for full list

EMEA & Asia-Pacific
- Appointments

Amir Ganor
Endemol Shine Israel

Markus Haas
Telefónica Deutschland

Rebecca Kent
Discovery Communications (Singapore)
VP of Business Transformation

Bertrand Meheut
SFR (France)
VP, Group Administrative Council

Claude Nahon
i24 News (Israel)
EVP of Business Development

Claudia Nemat
Deutsche Telekom (Germany)
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

Kurt Thorson
Off The Fence (Netherlands)

Stefan Tieleman
Viceland (Netherlands)

Paul Wilson
Sky Deutschland
VP of Digital Communications & SoMe

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- Appointments

David Brown
Omnia Media (Canada)

Paul Cheesbrough
21st Century Fox (USA)
Chief Technology Officer

Brett Dahl
Relativity Media (USA)
President of Production

Guillermo del Bosque
blim (Mexico)

Jimena Hernández
Director of Argentina

Rebecca Howard
Discovery Communications (USA)
SVP of Emerging Platforms & Partnerships

Alex Kaplan
Eurosport Digital (USA)
EVP of Commercial

Donald McDonald
Super Channel (Canada)

Jilly Pearce
Objective Media Group America

Click for full list
Website Revamp
Our website has had a revamp, with new team photos, client testimonials and blog posts updated weekly. Click here to have a sneak peek! Credit to Annie Johnston Photography.
Networking Lunch, Berry Bros & Rudd

Earlier in February Lumina spent a very enjoyable lunchtime at Berry Bros and Rudd hosting a networking event with our client Prime Focus Technologies, inviting senior executives from media companies such as NBCUniversal, Deezer, and Warner Bros to a networking lunch.

Gathering in the Sussex Cellar for a wine reception, we were treated to an introduction into the history of Berry Bros, and after some wine tasting and a 3 course luncheon, we even got to explore some of the 2 acres of wine cellars extending under Pall Mall.

It was a very sociable afternoon with many new connections made and business relationships cemented. Our gratitude goes to Prime Focus Technologies and Berry Bros & Rudd for coordinating the event with us. 

RTS Events - False News, Unverified Claims and Alternative Facts: What is the Future for Honest Journalism?
It was as recently as January 22nd this year that KellyAnne Conway uttered the phrase “Alternative Facts”, but already it has become a staple in the heated discourse around social media, its potential effects on the distortion of facts and, most controversially, the outcome of referendums and elections.

To address the ongoing debate, the Royal Television Society invited some of the UK media sector’s leading voices to the Hospital Club to offer their standpoints. Click here to read our report.
2016 Round Up

2016 was full of highs and lows to say the least. We witnessed political earthquakes, new world leaders, digital crazes and box office record-breakers.

For the media industry in particular, it has also been an unpredictable year. As we draw a line under these most surprising twelve months and look forwards, it’s useful to reflect on the most significant developments and how they may shape our expectations for 2017.

Click here to read our report
Events Calendar
Miami International Film Festival
3rd - 12th March, Miami, US
"The mission of Miami Film Festival is to bridge cultural understanding and encourage artistic development by provoking thought through film. By bringing the best of world cinema to Miami, the Festival presents the city and the film industry with a singular platform that fosters creative and technical talent."

Cable Congress
8th – 9th March, Brussels, Belgium
"Cable Congress is back with a reinvigorated two-day programme packed with top tips for understanding and optimising the opportunities and challenges of the current cable broadband market. Hear from the biggest names and most innovative operators in the business, equip yourself with the knowledge and power to succeed in a disrupted market, and gain insight and direction to empower and delight tomorrow’s digital citizen."

Broadcast Indie Summit
16th March, London, UK
"The Broadcast Indie Summit is a one-day event offering delegates a strategic overview of the market. Industry leaders will discuss key opportunities and challenges impacting the independent TV production sector and reveal their overarching strategies. This is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the production sector, where delegates can obtain invaluable analysis on future trends affecting the sector, how production in the nations and regions is evolving, new finance opportunities, competitive tendering, and who are the significant new players."

21st – 23rd March, Dubai, UAE

TV Connect
28th - 30th March, London, UK
"Uniting the connected entertainment industry for three days of innovation, discovery and strategy."

3rd – 6th April, Cannes, France
"MIPTV is the global marketplace for TV and digital content for all genres and all screens. With 11,000 decision-makers, including 3,900 acquisition executives, benefit from big opportunities to launch and license new programmes, build partnerships, finance projects and discover new talent and trends."
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Lumina is a specialist international search consultancy working exclusively in media & entertainment.

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 EditorNatalie Ray, Marketing and Operations Coordinator
Newsletter Contributor - Fred Palmer, Research Consultant

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