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

Leon Forde appointed Senior Research Analyst at Olsberg•SPI

SPI has announced the appointment of Leon Forde as Senior Research Analyst. Forde has extensive experience of the creative screen sectors, having worked as a film business journalist for over a decade, primarily at leading film industry title Screen International, where his roles included Features Editor and Contributing Editor. His work has spanned all aspects.. read more →

14 May 2014

Olsberg•SPI at Cannes 2014

Members of the Olsberg•SPI team will be attending the forthcoming 2014 Cannes Film Festival including Chairman Jonathan Olsberg, Associate Director Andrew Barnes and Senior Research Analyst Leon Forde. To book a meeting to talk about how SPI can work with you in your sector contact read more →

14 May 2014

Incentives Aren’t Everything: SPI guest comment on

Olsberg•SPI Chairman Jonathan Olsberg has today contributed a guest comment to on the importance of studios as the cornerstone of a territory’s film-making offer. Incentives Aren’t Everything argues that, for governments, focusing on film-making infrastructure is as important as creating fiscal incentives for any territory looking to be successful as a destination for international.. read more →

13 May 2014

Olsberg•SPI evaluates applicants to the New Zealand Film Commission’s Business Development Scheme

Jonathan Olsberg, Chairman of Olsberg•SPI, has been hired as the international assessor to evaluate applications for the NZFC’s new Business Development Scheme, which aims to enhance the development of New Zealand screen businesses by providing up to NZ$1m of working capital for a selected number of companies. The assessment committee met recently in Wellington to make.. read more →

06 May 2014

Canadian Media Production Association retains Olsberg•SPI for sustainability study

With company sustainability a vital issue for independent media businesses everywhere, Olsberg•SPI has been engaged by the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) to assess the landscape for such companies in Canada. The research will analyse the environment for the independent film, television and video games sector and detail a number of robust recommendations to assist.. read more →

14 Apr 2014

Olsberg•SPI conducting BFI territory review for high-end TV, video games and animation

Olsberg•SPI has been retained by the British Film Institute (BFI) to review key international territories for the UK’s burgeoning high-end television, games and animation sectors. To be delivered in summer 2014, the study will provide in-depth analysis of key global markets and follows on from a previous project undertaken by SPI (with David Steele) in.. read more →

14 Apr 2014