Message from the CEO | SPI Policies

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One of Screen Producers Ireland's Strategic Objectives in 2015 was to Support a National Policy Framework for our industry.

Under this objective SPI was charged with developing policies to promote the growth and sustainability of an environment conducive to a strong independent production sector.

In 2015 we developed policies on:

Cable Re-transmission Policy

This policy seeks to change the ‘Copyright Act’ so that copyright holders receive retransmission fees from cable operators in Ireland.

Fair Regulation in Broadcasting Policy

This policy seeks a change in the  Audio Visual Media Services Directive (AVMS) to ensure channels that sell “opt out” advertising into other territories are regulated to ensure spend commitments are made to locally produced content.

Film for PSB Policy

This policy supports dedicated film fund for Ireland's National broadcaster, RTÉ, through new legislation or a regulated commitment.

Irish Film Board Funding Policy

Seeks increased funding for Ireland's national screen agency to support the creative content production sector.

Public Service Broadcasting Policy

Supports the principle of adequate and secure funding for PSBs, and  the introduction of the publisher-broadcaster model.

Section 481 Policy

Supports the continuance of Ireland's film and television production tax incentive, Section 481, identifying potential improvements and continually communicating to Government to ensure competitiveness.


In the past few months we have been communicating these policies to all stakeholders and Government. We have met with Ministers and senior officials in the Departments of Finance; Communications Energy & Natural Resources; Arts Heritage & the Gaeltacht; Jobs Enterprise & Innovation and Public Expenditure & Reform.
In the months ahead we will communicate these policies to all other political parties.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any feedback you may have on the SPI policies or any other issues you believe we should be promoting for the good of the sector.
Yours sincerely

Barbara Galavan