Magazine article Screen International

Thailand Attracts Record Numbers of International Film Productions

Magazine article Screen International

Thailand Attracts Record Numbers of International Film Productions

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80 features shot in Thailand in 2017.

Thailand hosted a record number of international feature film productions in 2017.

Thailand capital Bangkok

The country attracted 80 projects, a significant increase on last year’s number of 50. The previous record was 67 in 2013.

Thailand launched a 15-20% film tax incentive for productions that spend at least $1.5m in May 2016. Since then, two productions have utilised the incentive, and the country’s film office expects this figure to rise in 2018.

The two productions to use the incentive in 2017 were - Tony Jaa-starring action thriller Triple Threat, a US-China-Thailand co-pro, and Seth Green’s US comedy-drama Changeland. …

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