Thailand is still attractive to foreign filmmakers as many as 26 foreign films have been made in Thailand in the first three months of 2021 and have generated Bt1.18 billion in revenue.
According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Thani Saengrat, the film board is considering another four or five applications from film producers. Though the country is struggling under the new normal, the film industry is still generating income and maybe a strong driving force for economic recovery post-Covid-19.
Several reasons for making international films in Thailand include fast permission within five days if all documents are ready. The country also offers plenty of incentives. If a production house invests more than Bt50 million, mostly uses Thai workers and promotes the image of Thailand, it can get cash rebates of up to 20 per cent.
Meanwhile, Thai filming crew are skilled and have experience working with world-class filmmakers, especially from Hollywood. Thailand also has good quality studios and props and offers beautiful locations and great infrastructure.