SPI Chairman Confirmed for Mixed Reality Scandinavia

Work by SPI to develop a methodology enabling a robust quantitative valuation of screen tourism will be the subject of a presentation by SPI Chairman Jonathan Olsberg at the forthcoming Mixed Reality Scandinavia. The conference, which runs 14th-15th of September in Malmö, Sweden, explores fiction tourism and destination development. read more →

11 Sep 2015

Evaluation of the Yorkshire Content Fund

Olsberg•SPI has been contracted to lead the final evaluation of the Yorkshire Content Fund, a public-private investment fund for film, television and digital content. The fund is managed by Screen Yorkshire, which champions the film, TV, games and digital industries in Yorkshire and the Humber. The SPI team (involving economics consultancy Nordicity) previously undertook the.. read more →

24 Aug 2015

SPI undertakes an impact assessment of Malaysia’s production incentive

Olsberg•SPI has been hired by the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia and Iskandar Malaysia Studios to undertake a study of the Film In Malaysia Incentive (FIMI), which offers productions a 30% cash rebate. In 2012 SPI undertook a feasibility study on incentives for Malaysia, which resulted in the establishment of FIMI.   read more →

31 Jul 2015

Study on the impact of UK Terms of Trade undertaken for the CMPA

SPI has undertaken a review of the impact of UK’s Terms of Trade, a series of agreements relating to commissioning and rights ownership when public broadcasters and independent producers work together. The study, Impact of the 2003 Communications Act on UK Indie Producers, was undertaken for the Canadian Media Production Association. It assesses how the.. read more →

08 Jun 2015

Assessing public intervention in video games

The BFI, in association with Arts Council England and Ukie, has contracted Olsberg•SPI to lead an assessment of public investment and support for the video games sector. The study will be delivered to the partners later in 2015. read more →

30 Apr 2015

New screen tourism study in Barcelona

The Institut de Cultura de Barcelona has retained Olsberg•SPI to undertake a study that will assess the impact of screen tourism in the city. The study, managed by the Barcelona Film Commission, will identify the existence of screen tourism and recommend ways to maximise this impact, in a city that has hosted such major productions.. read more →

30 Mar 2015

Olsberg•SPI study on screen tourism launched with Westminster briefing

Quantifying Film and Television Tourism in England, a new study produced by Olsberg•SPI for Creative England in association with VisitEngland, has been launched with a report briefing held for MPs in Westminster on 10th March, 2015. The project assesses the impact of screen tourism to England outside of London, with SPI developing a robust methodology to isolate and value.. read more →

10 Mar 2015

Major Olsberg•SPI report on the Economic Contribution made by the UK Screen Sectors published

SPI’s new report on the Economic Contribution of the UK’s Film, High-End Television, Video Games, and Animation Programming sectors – conducted with Nordicity – has this morning been published by the BFI. This groundbreaking piece of work, which adds the three new tax relief industries to a refresh of prior studies of the film sector,.. read more →

24 Feb 2015

Olsberg•SPI report on fiscal incentives published by EAO

SPI’s new comparative study of the impact of European fiscal incentives, commissioned by the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO), has been published. This innovative study considers, for the first time, the impact of fiscal incentives across Europe and provides a clear perspective on the range of incentives currently in operation. It also includes detailed commentary on.. read more →

06 Feb 2015

The squeeze on independent cinema: guest comment on ScreenDaily.com

SPI Chairman Jonathan Olsberg has contributed a guest comment to ScreenDaily.com assessing the current squeeze on theatrical space for independent releases. The comment explores the factors that are placing unprecedented pressure on independent cinema – including the rising number of releases, a packed tentpole pipeline and the emergence of event cinema and alternative content. Against.. read more →

05 Feb 2015