Olsberg•SPI retained to advise on the development of the Mauritian film industry

Following the delivery of our report on the development of the Mauritian screen industry, Olsberg•SPI have been retained by the Mauritius Board of Investment to support its implementation. We will be working with the BOI to develop and put into place a marketing strategy, and supporting them at the 2013 Berlinale. With their 2013 budget,.. read more →

27 Dec 2012

Olsberg•SPI publishes International Territories Review for the BFI

In order to assist the BFI in developing its international strategy, Olsberg•SPI in association with David Steele has analysed more than 30 territories worldwide, focusing on their potential for the UK film industry. This review addresses each country’s potential in terms of exports, co-productions, inward investment, cultural diplomacy, talent and skills and policy. This comprehensive.. read more →

01 Dec 2012

Olsberg•SPI advise Create Hong Kong

Olsberg•SPI and Hong Kong’s F Media have been hired as the international experts examining the condition of Hong Kong’s exhibition sector. The assignment includes evaluating the obstacles to the sector’s growth as well as making recommendations of strategic policy initiatives to overcome them. read more →

30 Nov 2012

Olsberg•SPI to deliver future skills needs projections for Creative Skillset

Olsberg•SPI – in conjunction with the economics consultancy TBR – have been retained by Creative Skillset to provide ten-year projections of skills needs across the major creative industries. These will comprise both an economic and skills model, and insight data collected from interviews with leading industry figures in the Fashion, Publishing, Film, Television, VFX and.. read more →

26 Nov 2012

Olsberg•SPI assist Screen Australia

For a fourth time, Jonathan Olsberg was a member of the assessment team who recommended a number of corporate investments to Screen Australia’s Board as part of its Enterprise Funding programme. Since the programme’s inception in 2009 (introduced following recommendations from Olsberg•SPI) the scheme has invested A$18 million in 25 Australian screen businesses. read more →

25 Nov 2012

Olsberg•SPI publishes independent report on film company sustainability

Olsberg•SPI has published an independent research report that provides a new look at the problem of sustainability for independent film companies and addresses the challenges, and potential solutions, for industry and government. Although the opinions expressed in it are solely ours, the report was sponsored by Film i Väst, PACT and the Swedish Film Institute… read more →

28 Jun 2012

Olsberg•SPI study leads to new financial incentives in Abu Dhabi

In May, the Abu Dhabi Film Commission announced a new financial incentive for audio-visual productions, using a 30% rebate structure, based on a feasibility study and design recommendations by Olsberg•SPI. read more →

28 Jun 2012

Olsberg•SPI recommends changes to European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production

Olsberg•SPI has delivered on behalf of the Council of Europe an evaluation of the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production. This survey, which considered the views of a range of administrators, film-makers and media lawyers drawn from the States which are party to the convention, both highlights the successes so far and makes suggestions for modernisation.. read more →

09 May 2012

Olsberg•SPI study leads to new film production rebates in Malaysia

The Prime Minister of Malaysia has announced a new fiscal production rebate of 30% for local and foreign film makers. This initiative was based in part on Olsberg•SPI’s feasibility study on incentives for Malaysia, completed last October for our client Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios. read more →

22 Mar 2012

Jonathan Olsberg appears live on Swedish television

Jonathan Olsberg was interviewed live on Swedish television daily news programme ‘Aktuellt’ about the recent successes enjoyed by Swedish films and filmmakers. read more →

23 Jan 2012