Andrew Barnes to speak at Haugesund Film Festival

Andrew Barnes will be speaking at next week’s Haugesund Film Festival, presenting the interim findings of Olsberg SPI’s evaluation of the Norwegian Film Incentive. This report – commissioned by the Norwegian Film Institute – will be presented at 11:05 on Monday 22nd August, as part of the Festival’s Industry Strand. read more →

15 Aug 2016

Launch of CoBA Country of Origin Report in Brussels

Olsberg•SPI’s impact evaluation of the EU Audiovisual Media Service Directive’s “Country of Origin” rule – written on behalf of the Commercial Broadcasters Association (CoBA) – was formally launched at the European Parliament today. The launch was hosted by German MEP Sabine Verheyen, and attended by other members of the Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education… read more →

28 Jun 2016

Finland making progress towards incentive

Audiovisual Finland’s recent newsletter has highlighted the progress being made towards the launch of a production incentive for the country, noting the role of Olsberg SPI’s Jonathan Olsberg in this process. The article, available here, notes the important role of SPI’s report to Audiovisual Finland in helping to move the country’s debate forward on this.. read more →

01 Apr 2016

SPI’s Leon Forde interviewed on CNN

SPI Associate Director Leon Forde has appeared on CNN to discuss the impact of screen tourism on the UK. The CNN news story looks at how film and television programmes contribute to UK tourism and can be viewed here. The package also features Puzzlewood, a key location from Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens that.. read more →

03 Mar 2016

Olsberg SPI to study the value of Screen Tourism to Northern Ireland

Olsberg SPI have been retained by Tourism NI to study the value of Screen Tourism to Northern Ireland, following the approach taken by our pioneering research for Creative England in 2014. This report will identify for the first time the actual impact of screen tourism spend in Northern Ireland, and will be published later this.. read more →

01 Mar 2016

Olsberg•SPI to assess the cultural value of the Australian screen sector

Screen Australia has retained SPI to undertake a new project on the cultural value of the Australian screen sector. The research is part of a wider economic, cultural and social value project that will quantify and articulate what the screen sector contributes to the Australian economy, as well as Australian audiences, taxpayers and the beneficiaries of.. read more →

24 Feb 2016

Emerging findings of Pact study presented at Screen Film Summit

SPI Chairman Jonathan Olsberg presented emerging findings of a major study currently being undertaken for UK producers’ body Pact at the Screen Film Summit in London today (December 10). The study, The State of the UK Independent Film Sector, will be published by Pact in 2016. Jonathan’s presentation outlined emerging trends related to budget bands,.. read more →

10 Dec 2015

Groundbreaking study on cultural and audience contributions of the UK screen sectors published

SPI’s report on the Cultural and Audience Contributions of the UK’s Film, High-End Television, Video Games, and Animation Programming sectors has been published by the BFI. This major piece of work, the first such combined assessment of the UK screen sectors, addresses the significant contributions made in terms of generating cultural and audience value both.. read more →

02 Dec 2015

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