Government will campaign for foreign film shooting in Thailand

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Government will campaign for foreign film shooting in Thailand

The National Board of Film and Video has approved a draft of strategies to promote the Thai movie industry and motivate foreigners to use Thailand as a film location.

Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Tanasak Patimapagorn on Wednesday said the National Board of Film and Video had given the green light to the movie industry promotion strategy, 3rd phase (2017-2021). The board also agreed to ask the Cabinet to approve the use of the strategies as guideline for relevant units in generating revenue for the country.

As part of the strategies, the Ministries of Culture, Education and ICT will join hands in developing personnel in the movie industry. The strategies also seek to protect intellectual properties, promote cooperation on joint-investment in film production, as well as provide tax incentives for foreign film producers.

From January to August 2015, 420 foreign films were shot in Thailand, bringing more than two billion baht to the country. After the Cabinet approves the strategies, a road map will be organized abroad to campaign for film shooting in Thailand.

Source: National News Bureau of Thailand. 23 September 2015
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