Screen Producers Ireland (SPI) is a members organisation that promotes the growth and sustainability of a working environment conducive to a strong independent production sector. It is their duty to be the most effective voice of independent film, television, animation and digital producers in Ireland by addressing the needs of the sector and using their knowledge and expertise to deliver a strong and sustainable position for them. SPI is focused on shaping an independent production industry that is comparable to best international standards.
SPI encourages state organisations charged with developing the industry to put in place development plans and policies for the sector to maximise potential. SPI supports the continuance of the Irish Film and Television production tax incentive, Section 481 of the Taxes Consolidation Act provides for corporation tax relief for investment in films by companies up to 32% of eligible Irish expenditure.. SPI continually identifies potential improvements to the scheme and pursue Government to deliver on stated commitments.
SPI communicates and negotiates with industry stakeholders to include Broadcasters, The Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Government Departments and other relevant Irish and international organisations. SPI works to ensure that independent producers are provided with fair regulation across all broadcasting platforms.
SPI develops good communications with relevant unions representing employees in Film & TV Drama, to deliver effective and competitive collective agreements.