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

Download Olsberg•SPI’s evaluation of the Eurimages Fund

Olsberg•SPI recently completed an extensive independent evaluation of the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund, with the study resulting in a number of recommendations. Read the full report here: Eurimages Evaluation. read more →

07 Feb 2014

European Audiovisual Observatory Commissions Olsberg•SPI to Assess European Production Incentives

Olsberg•SPI is conducting a major economic impact analysis of Europe’s fiscal incentives for the European Audiovisual Observatory. A key aspect of the study will be assessing the impact of incentives on foreign investment, both from Europe and the rest of the world, as well as impacts on areas such as state budget, effects on the.. read more →

01 Feb 2014

Olsberg•SPI at the 2014 Berlinale

Several Olsberg•SPI team members will be attending the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival between February 6-12 including Chairman Jonathan Olsberg, Associate Director Andrew Barnes and Research Associate Leon Forde. To book a meeting to talk about how SPI can work with you in your sector contact read more →

29 Jan 2014

Jonathan Olsberg to speak at Göteborg International Film Festival

Olsberg•SPI’s Chairman will deliver a keynote address at Göteborg’s Nostradamus event on January 31, an initiative that aims to document and aggregate industry changes and prophecy the future. Other speakers at the event include TrustNordisk’s Rikke Ennis, Jérôme Paillard from the Cannes Film Market and Åsa Sjöberg of TV4. Nostradamus is intended to be a curated resource.. read more →

27 Jan 2014

Screen Yorkshire Secures Additional £7.5m Funding For Screen Industries

Screen Yorkshire announced today that it has secured a further £7.5m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to invest in Yorkshire-based film, television and digital content through the Yorkshire Content Fund. In 2013 Olsberg•SPI led a team that undertook an interim evaluation of the Yorkshire Content Fund – now the UK’s biggest regional production investment fund.. read more →

20 Jan 2014

Olsberg•SPI to Develop Creative Strategy for Leeds

Having already completed an interim evaluation of its Yorkshire Content Fund, Olsberg•SPI was retained by Screen Yorkshire and Leeds City Council to develop a strategy for the city’s creative media sector. The work will be completed in 2014. read more →

11 Dec 2013