02 Nov 2016

Olsberg•SPI to Conduct Analysis of Irish Screen Sector

The Irish Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural, and Gaeltacht Affairs today announced that Olsberg•SPI have been commissioned to conduct an economic impact and strategy study for the Irish film, TV, and animation sectors. This piece of work is related to the Irish Action Plan for Jobs 2016, and will be conducted in association with Nordicity.

Minister Humphreys today said:

“The Irish audio visual sector is a growing industry with huge potential. 2016 has been a fantastic year for the film industry, with wide international acclaim for a number of Irish productions. Our animation sector has been going from strength to strength in recent years and the increasing demand for high quality TV productions also provides new opportunities.

“While we know that the audio visual sector supports thousands of jobs, I believe there is significant potential for further growth in the years ahead. It has also been a number of years since a comprehensive study of the sector was carried out. This economic analysis will consider the scale and economic contribution of the screen-based creative industries and examine its potential to expand further.

“The economic analysis will be carried out in less than six months and will then help to inform Government strategies and initiatives as we seek to enhance Ireland’s reputation as a home of creative talent.”

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