Leon Forde to Present at the Reykjavik International Film Festival

SPI Associate Director Leon Forde will speak about the economic and cultural impacts of film production during a seminar at the Reykjavik International Film Festival in Iceland on October 4th. Leon will participate in a panel discussion on the Reykjavik Film City production facility and the wider opportunities offered by a thriving film production sector… read more →

02 Oct 2017

Olsberg•SPI to Study Impact of Sarajevo Film Festival

Olsberg•SPI have been commissioned by the Sarajevo Film Festival to assess the impact which the festival has had on the City of Sarajevo over the course of its 23 editions to date. As part of this study, we will be looking at the cultural, social, and economic value which the activities of the SFF have.. read more →

12 Aug 2017

SPI Report on Creative Industries Ripple Effect Released

Olsberg SPI has today published a new report quantifying a previously unmeasured economic impact derived from feature film and television drama production expenditure, naming it the Creative Industries ‘Ripple Effect’. The results of SPI’s analysis – available here – demonstrate that film and television drama productions drive a significant (and perhaps unexpectedly large) amount of.. read more →

31 Jul 2017

Jonathan Olsberg to Present at Global Development Bank Event on the Cultural and Creative Industries

SPI Chairman Jonathan Olsberg is to participate in the first Multilateral Development Bank Working Group on the Cultural and Creative Industries. The event, to be held in Washington D.C. on July 13th, will explore global policy for inclusive economic growth. Participants include the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank Group, the Caribbean.. read more →

12 Jul 2017

SPI to Create a Strategic Plan for Trinidad and Tobago’s Film Sector

Olsberg•SPI has been retained by FilmTT to develop a strategic plan for the film and audiovisual sector in Trinidad and Tobago. This major project, to be delivered in 2017, will result in a robust and measurable strategy to develop a viable, profitable and sustainable film and audiovisual sector in the country. SPI is visiting Trinidad and.. read more →

10 Jul 2017

SPI’s Global Incentives Guide Featured in World of Locations: Download Here

The Global Incentives Index 2017, a detailed overview of all automatic national, state, and province-level incentive mechanisms compiled by SPI, has been published in World of Locations.  SPI’s Index provides detailed, comparable, insight into over 80 schemes across Europe, Asia/Oceania, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America/Caribbean, Canada and the US States. The Index includes data on key elements of.. read more →

15 May 2017

The State of the UK Independent Film Sector Report Launches at BAFTA

The State of the UK Independent Film Sector, a major independent study undertaken by SPI for UK producers’ body Pact, was today launched at BAFTA’s headquarters in London. SPI Associate Director Leon Forde presented key findings from the work in relation to changes in the independent landscape since 2007, including cyclical and structural changes and how the.. read more →

28 Apr 2017

Major New Project to Evaluate the Impact of the UK’s Screen Sectors

Olsberg•SPI with Nordicity has been contracted today by the British Film Institute to undertake a fresh evaluation of the Impact of the UK’s screen sectors, following on from our 2015 evaluation. This important piece of work will consider the value which the UK’s film, high-end television, games, animation, and children’s television reliefs create for the.. read more →

22 Apr 2017

Jonathan Olsberg to Deliver Session at AFCI University

SPI chairman Jonathan Olsberg will present a session at the AFCI University, held during the organisation’s annual Global Production and Finance Conference in Los Angeles between April 6th-8th. Jonathan will deliver a presentation on Film Production as a Driver of the Wider Creative Industries. This forthcoming SPI report demonstrates for the first time how film and television drama.. read more →

03 Apr 2017

New Portuguese Fiscal Incentive Launches at the Berlinale

Portugal’s Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual (ICA) today launched a new national tax rebate for film production at the Berlin film festival. SPI undertook strategic feasibility work for ICA, and Associate Director Leon Forde spoke at the launch of the incentive alongside Portugal’s Secretary of State of Culture Miguel Honrado. The Portuguese tax incentive for film production is a.. read more →

11 Feb 2017