Creating and Developing Fiscal Incentives

Production incentives are vital in the current international film-making landscape and Olsberg•SPI has significant experience in the sector, having been involved in the development and creation of several schemes, as well as consulting on the economic impact and best use of existing mechanisms in territories around the world.

SPI has been engaged to assist in the creation of several fiscal incentives, including studying the feasibility of potential new schemes and advising on the best structure and design of mechanisms to maximise opportunities from inward investment and local productions alike. We have proven success in this area, with our work leading to new incentive schemes in territories including Mauritius, Malta, Abu Dhabi and Malaysia. Our expertise in fiscal incentives around the world and their effects on film and television production is second to none.

SPI is currently engaged in a wide-ranging economic assessment of European fiscal incentives for the European Audiovisual Observatory. This major work will evaluate the range of economic and other benefits created by these schemes, and will also assess the comparative success of different types of incentives.