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

Olsberg•SPI at the 2015 Berlinale

The senior team from Olsberg•SPI, including Chairman Jonathan Olsberg, Associate Director Andrew Barnes and Senior Research Analyst Leon Forde, will be attending the 2015 Berlin film festival from 5-11 February. To book a meeting to discuss how SPI can work with you in your sector please contact info@o-spi.com.   read more →

03 Feb 2015

SPI invited to give evidence to the Warwick Commission

Olsberg•SPI has presented evidence to the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value at its fourth Commissioner Day, held on October 29. Focused on international trends the event was chaired by Tate Director Sir Nicholas Serota and was attended by a number of the project’s commissioners including Roly Keating, Chief Executive of the British.. read more →

30 Oct 2014

European incentives study presented in Brussels and Rome

Olsberg•SPI has this week presented its forthcoming study of the European fiscal incentives landscape at conferences in Brussels and Rome. The project, commissioned by the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO), explores Europe’s fiscal incentive schemes and their impact on film and audiovisual production. The full report will be published by the EAO in December. read more →

23 Oct 2014

Olsberg•SPI to lead a major study on the contribution of the UK film, high-end TV, animation and video games industries

Olsberg•SPI has been retained to produce a key study on the economic, cultural and audience contributions of the UK’s film, high-end TV, animation and video games industries. The consultancy Nordicity is partnering with Olsberg•SPI on the assignment. The report, to be published in autumn 2014, has been commissioned by the British Film Institute (BFI), Pinewood-Shepperton,.. read more →

21 Jul 2014

Research for Directors UK into career sustainability and the independent film sector

Directors UK has hired Olsberg•SPI to undertake detailed research into the issue of career sustainability for UK directors together with an analysis of conditions in the UK independent film sector. Career sustainability can be problematic for UK directors, with a high proportion struggling to produce subsequent films after a debut. The work will provide a.. read more →

21 Jul 2014

Watch Jonathan Olsberg’s Looking Further presentation

In January Olsberg•SPI’s Chairman Jonathan Olsberg delivered a keynote address at the Göteborg International Film Festival’s Nostradamus event, which aims to document and aggregate industry changes and prophecy the future. Jonathan’s speech, called Looking Further, addressed a number of key areas in which the industry can expect to see radical change including the end of.. read more →

09 Jun 2014