Jonathan Olsberg to Present at Global Development Bank Event on the Cultural and Creative Industries

SPI Chairman Jonathan Olsberg is to participate in the first Multilateral Development Bank Working Group on the Cultural and Creative Industries. The event, to be held in Washington D.C. on July 13th, will explore global policy for inclusive economic growth. Participants include the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank Group, the Caribbean.. read more →

12 Jul 2017

SPI to Create a Strategic Plan for Trinidad and Tobago’s Film Sector

Olsberg•SPI has been retained by FilmTT to develop a strategic plan for the film and audiovisual sector in Trinidad and Tobago. This major project, to be delivered in 2017, will result in a robust and measurable strategy to develop a viable, profitable and sustainable film and audiovisual sector in the country. SPI is visiting Trinidad and.. read more →

10 Jul 2017

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

The Global Incentives Index 2017, a detailed overview of all automatic national, state, and province-level incentive mechanisms compiled by SPI, has been published 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 and the US States. The Index includes data on key elements of.. read more →

15 May 2017

The State of the UK Independent Film Sector Report Launches at BAFTA

The State of the UK Independent Film Sector, a major independent study undertaken by SPI for UK producers’ body Pact, was today launched at BAFTA’s headquarters in London. SPI Associate Director Leon Forde presented key findings from the work in relation to changes in the independent landscape since 2007, including cyclical and structural changes and how the.. read more →

28 Apr 2017

Major New Project to Evaluate the Impact of the UK’s Screen Sectors

Olsberg•SPI with Nordicity has been contracted today by the British Film Institute to undertake a fresh evaluation of the Impact of the UK’s screen sectors, following on from our 2015 evaluation. This important piece of work will consider the value which the UK’s film, high-end television, games, animation, and children’s television reliefs create for the.. read more →

22 Apr 2017

Jonathan Olsberg to Deliver Session at AFCI University

SPI chairman Jonathan Olsberg will present a session at the AFCI University, held during the organisation’s annual Global Production and Finance Conference in Los Angeles between April 6th-8th. Jonathan will deliver a presentation on Film Production as a Driver of the Wider Creative Industries. This forthcoming SPI report demonstrates for the first time how film and television drama.. read more →

03 Apr 2017

New Portuguese Fiscal Incentive Launches at the Berlinale

Portugal’s Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual (ICA) today launched a new national tax rebate for film production at the Berlin film festival. SPI undertook strategic feasibility work for ICA, and Associate Director Leon Forde spoke at the launch of the incentive alongside Portugal’s Secretary of State of Culture Miguel Honrado. The Portuguese tax incentive for film production is a.. read more →

11 Feb 2017

SPI Advises on Two New Fiscal Incentives in Europe

New production incentives in Poland and Finland have been announced, following strategic advice from SPI in both instances. The firm was engaged by Audiovisual Finland to provide a blueprint for a new incentive in the country. The Finnish incentive came into effect in January and offers a cash rebate covering a maximum of 25% of eligible.. read more →

08 Feb 2017

Impact Study of the Norwegian Film Incentive Published

Olsberg•SPI today published our economic impact study of the Norwegian Film Incentive, which was previously presented at the Haugesund Film Festival. Based on a detailed analysis of the production spend undertaken by the two projects which leveraged the incentive in 2016, the full report can now be downloaded here. read more →

13 Jan 2017

Leon Forde to speak at European Film Conference in Poland

SPI associate director Leon Forde will deliver a presentation on the European incentives landscape on 9th December in Wroclaw, at a conference linked to the European Film Awards. The event, European Cinematography and the Challenges of Piracy and of Digital Reality, explores the digital distribution of films and the mechanisms of supporting it, piracy, support.. read more →

06 Dec 2016