Download SPI’s Updated 2018 Global Incentives Index

The latest update of SPI’s Global Incentives Index 2018 is now available for download here. Featured in World of Locations magazine, published by Screen International, Broadcast, shots and KFTV the Index is compiled by SPI and updated twice annually. It provides a detailed overview of all automatic national, state, and province-level incentive mechanisms. The latest edition includes detailed,.. read more →

12 Jun 2018

Paid Internship Opportunity at Olsberg•SPI

Olsberg•SPI is a leading international strategy adviser to governments and businesses in the film and television sectors ( We are interested in adding an additional resource to our London-based team: a paid analyst/researcher intern who would support our work across a range of film consultancy projects. Previous occupants of this role have broadened their knowledge.. read more →

09 Apr 2018

Evaluation of the Australian Offsets Published

Olsberg•SPI’s evaluation of Australia’s screen production Offsets, undertaken for the Australian Screen Association, was published today. This comprehensive analysis provides a detailed description of how the Offsets generate value for the Australian production sector and wider economy, and evaluates the potential impact of proposed changes to the system, concluding that this would be transformative for.. read more →

04 Apr 2018

Australian media discusses forthcoming Offsets report

Today, two influential Australian publications – The Australian newspaper and Inside Film – previewed Olsberg SPI’s forthcoming evaluation of the Australian Film Offset system. The story in The Australian – “Push to boost film rebates to secure big-budget films” – outlines the degree to which Australia is losing out on major international productions due to the lack of.. read more →

26 Mar 2018

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

SPI has undertaken a full update of its Global Incentives Index 2017, a detailed overview of all automatic national, state, and province-level incentive mechanisms. Compiled by SPI and updated twice a year the index features 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.. read more →

15 Nov 2017

SPI Selected as a Business Development Expert for Scotland’s FOCUS Scheme

Olsberg•SPI has been selected to provide specialist business development support for Scotland’s newly-established screen industry development initiative FOCUS. Aimed at ambitious Scottish companies producing film, TV or animation for broadcast or distribution, FOCUS is a pilot project organised by Film City Futures, in partnership with the Scottish Documentary Institute and funded by the National Lottery through Creative.. read more →

15 Nov 2017

Jonathan Olsberg Invited to Speak at EUFCN’s 10th Anniversary Conference

SPI Chairman Jonathan Olsberg has presented at the 10th anniversary conference held by the European Film Commission Network (EUFCN). Held in Brussels on November 8th, 2017, Jonathan’s session looked at the economic importance of the audiovisual sector and its impact on the other creative industries. The presentation can be downloaded here. The conference was part.. read more →

14 Nov 2017

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