Policy and Regulation

Olsberg•SPI has unrivalled expertise in the screen sector and has worked with a range of global partners on the creation and development of policy over the past two decades. Our wide global experience gives us unique insight into the future development of the creative industries, and we are experienced at analysing policy requirements and aligning them to the needs and opportunities of the fast-changing marketplace. We are also skilled at helping businesses and governments interpret the strategic implications of digital media innovations, as well as advising on inward investment and exports.

Our clients in this area of our work have included national governments, regional bodies and lead film agencies. On a pan-national level we have been engaged by clients such as the MEDIA Programme and the Council Of Europe, which commissioned SPI to undertake a 360-degree evaluation of its Eurimages Fund and make recommendations for its future, among other studies.

SPI have advised national governments and ministries in the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, the Czech Republic, Malaysia and Chile, among others. We have also worked extensively on policy for film agencies such as the British Film Institute – with SPI research underpinning the BFI’s current International Strategy – Screen Australia, the Motion Picture Association of America and UK producers body PACT, developing proposals for a new business model for independent producers.