Foreign directors shoot 196 movies, collection and adverts in Thailand

Foreign film crews shot a total of 196 motion pictures, series and advertisements in Thailand since July 2020, producing over 6 billion baht in revenue for the nation. The Ministry of Culture (MOC) plans to increase revenue from international filmmaking by implementing more tax measures. The country’s Culture Minister plans to use ‘soft power’ to “promote the image of Thailand” on the worldwide stage via leisure media. He is also pushing for filmmaking to be made an elective topic in high schools to encourage extra Thais to get into the industry.
Smooth sailing from 33 countries filmed in Thailand all through the previous two years, producing a total of 6,384,000,000 baht in income for the country. Countries who came to film the most have been India, France, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK. The three international locations that spent the most throughout filmmaking in Thailand have been USA, Australia and Hong Kong with budgets of 1.ninety five billion, 702 million and 616 million baht respectively.
But how did overseas film makers get into Thailand when the borders have been closed…? The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) granted “special entry” to film crews to utilize Thailand’s surroundings and skilled workforce while Thailand’s seashores have been void of vacationers.
Forbidden of Thailand just lately met with Thailand’s Culture Minister Ittiphol Khunpluem via zoom to debate ways of increasing Thailand’s movie production trade. Guidelines for tax measures had been drafted as a method of further rising earnings generated by facilitating foreign film crews. A complete of ninety seven nations worldwide have tax incentives of 20-45% on overseas movie production to generate income into their country.
Another level of debate at the meeting was a proposal to the Ministry of Education to make filmmaking an elective subject in high school grades 1-6 to encourage more Thai people to get into the business in the future. Currently, there are over 230 animation and visible effects firms in Thailand who produce movies, animations, TV series, commercials, media and video games to both home and worldwide customers.
The Minister of Culture additionally mentioned a framework was permitted through the meeting to use ‘soft power’ to “promote the country’s image” on the worldwide stage by way of leisure media.
SOURCE: BangkokBizNews

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