Archive for category Thailand

Thailand lures foreign productions with cash-back incentives

By Thomas Schmid Thailand’s government at long last is going to implement a new cash-back program to attract foreign movie productions to the country. The initiative, which has already been approved by the Thai cabinet, was announced on May 14 during a reception at the Thai Pavilion at the recent Cannes International Film Festival. The program, […]

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Thailand Poised For Record Year of International Film Productions

by Clifford Coonan Data from the Thailand Film Office shows that total revenue in the first five months is already more than 80 percent of 2014’s total. Despite political turmoil leading to an 11 percent tumble in revenues last year, Thailand still remains attractive for international productions and 2015 is shaping up to be a record […]

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Push for film censorship overhaul

Writer: Penchan Charoensuthipan A film scholar is calling on the National Board of Film and Video (NBFV) to stop banning movies, saying that a strictly enforced rating system can be more effective than outright censorship.  Ruksarn… Ruksarn Viwatsinudom, a communications professor at Chulalongkorn University, spoke last week at a seminar on possible amendments to the […]

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