The Thailand Film Office has Confirmed that it Revealed Information About Exciting New Cash Incentives of 15-20% at the American Film Market Conferences in Advance of FOCUS – The Location Production Event 2016.
BANGKOK, THAILAND – 12/14/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Today, the Thailand Film Office within the Government of Thailand Department of Tourism has confirmed that it revealed details of impressive new cash incentives of 15-20% specifically aimed at the global film and entertainment markets during major industry conferences in Santa Monica ahead of traveling to London for another top movie industry event.
Founded to enable the ease of processing through a one-stop solution for film production in a country overflowing with stunning locations and industry talent, the Thailand Film Office will have participated in two of the sectors largest showcase roadshows before the end of the year. The new incentives start in January 2017.
As the film industry’s biggest international gathering, the eagerly awaited American Film Market and Conferences (AFM) event took place in Santa Monica in Hollywood’s backyard from Wednesday, November 2nd to Wednesday, November 9th. An AFM 2016 sponsor and atrium exhibitor, the Thailand Film Office was strategically located to meet with over 150 companies interested in filming in Thailand.
It arranged a special party call “Thailand Film Incentive Reception” chaired by the Director-General of the Department of Tourism. The venue was the Ocean & Vine Restaurant at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Friday, November 4th. The Thailand Film Office welcomed guests who arrived via pre-invitation or invitation from the Booth. With the result, the Thailand Film Office of the Ministry of Tourism has received attention from around 150 visitors enquiring about the special incentives for filming. The Office has sent letters of invitation to these Producers, Filmmakers and Investors in the United States who have the potential to film in Thailand.
FOCUS 2016, the meeting place for international production, takes place at the Business Design Centre in London on Tuesday, December 6th and Wednesday, December 7th. Attracting top delegates from over 40 countries, FOCUS 2016 gathers together film professionals from every section of the film industry. The Thailand Film Office’s dynamic display will be situated at Stand No.P36.
“These two large-scale film industry events in North America and Europe provide us with double the opportunities to bring the Thailand Film Office to the world of film in an efficient manner in superb roadshow settings. We have two incredible events to present our amazing new cash incentive program to world film industry award winners and headline makers,” asserted, Wannasiri Morakul, Director-General, Thailand Film Office.
“In 2015, income from foreign productions was valued at a record $88 million USD. So far in 2016, this figures has reached 1,519 million Baht. This is further proof that Thailand offers majestic locations, state of the art film production capabilities, key industry professionals and the finest equipment and post-production services for every need from big film productions to television, advertising, corporate and documentary making.” The Thailand Film Office has noticed a phenomenal trend with overall foreign film production in Thailand increasing at a rate of up to 10% per year. The announcement of an amazing cash incentive for foreign film production in Santa Monica is sure to lead to international media coverage. As a result, 2017 is expected to be a huge year for filmmaking in Thailand. With the correct infrastructure already in place, Thailand is currently a magnet for major foreign film production by attracting Directors and film crews from across North America, Europe and all parts of Asia.
As the needs of the growing international entertainment industry increase, the Thailand Film Office is helping to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the film industry across the country for high-end global international filming. High profile international events allow the promotion of Thailand’s world-class production services to foreign businesses.
Thailand Film Office, Ministry of Tourism and Sports
Rama 1 Road, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Telephone : 66-2219-4010-7
Ext. 462-463,634 or 66-2612-4149
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