SPI’s report on the UK video games sector launched in Parliament

A new report from SPI which sets out recommendations to grow the UK video games industry by £1bn by 2020 is being launched at a high-level event in Parliament on Tuesday, 3rd November. The UK Video Games Sector: A Blueprint for Growth was commissioned by games trade body Ukie and tracks the evolution of the UK.. read more →

03 Nov 2015

Jonathan OIsberg interview on the Barcelona Film Commission website

SPI Chairman Jonathan Olsberg is featured as Professional of the Month on the Barcelona Film Commission website. The article includes a Q&A with Jonathan about SPI’s work and recent projects in screen tourism, including the firm’s study on maximising screen tourism in Barcelona. This was presented at AFCI’s Cineposium event, held in September in Barcelona. The.. read more →

08 Oct 2015

Download SPI’s screen tourism presentation from Cineposium

SPI Chairman Jonathan Olsberg delivered a keynote presentation at AFCI’s Cineposium in September, a major three-day event focused exclusively on screen tourism. Jonathan’s keynote presentation outlined SPI’s methodology and findings from two recent screen tourism projects undertaken in England and Barcelona. The deck can be downloaded here: Olsberg SPI Cineposium presentation. Please note that sections on the.. read more →

08 Oct 2015

Jonathan Olsberg to speak at Cineposium

SPI Chairman Jonathan Olsberg has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at Cineposium, hosted by the Association of Film Commissioners International. The event, which runs 24th-26th of September in Barcelona, will explore screen tourism in detail at a time when the topic is a key discussion point across the industry. Jonathan’s session, Quantifying Film and.. read more →

11 Sep 2015

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