Leon Forde is an Associate Director at Olsberg•SPI in London, having joined the firm in 2013. Prior to this he was a film business journalist and editor for 15 years, working extensively at the leading global film magazine Screen International where his roles included Features Editor and Contributing Editor.
At SPI, Leon manages international research, insight and strategic projects for the company’s diverse global client base. Recently this has included a major evaluation of conditions in the UK independent film sector, feasibility work around the creation of new film and television production facilities, analysis of the potential for new national fiscal incentives, and work on quantifying screen tourism in England, Barcelona and Northern Ireland.
Leon has spoken about the film business on the BBC and CNN, and has contributed to a range of publications including The Guardian, The Daily Beast, and Televisual. He is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.