Leon Forde is Managing Director of Olsberg•SPI, a leading global screen industry consultancy firm.
He has experience across all areas of the screen industry, and is responsible for delivering high-level strategic advice and evaluation for a global client base. Recent projects have included Global Screen Production -- The Impact of Film and Television Production on Economic Recovery from COVID-19, Best Practice in Screen Sector Development, undertaken for the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) and Global Film Production Incentives, a White Paper undertaken for the Motion Picture Association (MPA).
He has extensive knowledge of incentives, having examined the feasibility of new mechanisms in a range of countries, including Sweden and Portugal. Leon also manages SPI’s Global Incentives Index, a comprehensive database of automatic national, state, and province-level production incentives around the world. This is published twice annually in World of Locations magazine.
Leon is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and a steering group member of the British Screen Forum’s Future Leaders Forum.