Thailand earns Bt799m from foreign film productions

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Bangkok – The Department of Tourism has disclosed that revenue from foreign film productions shot in Thailand generated 799 million baht in the first quarter of 2018.

Department Director General Anan Wongbencharat said a total of 224 films were shot in the country last quarter, with China as the top film producer, followed by India and the United States. Last year, Thailand made 3.074 billion baht from 810 foreign film productions.

Anan said Thailand is considered one of the popular countries for international film productions. He said revenue from foreign film productions is also distributed to local communities to stimulate the economy.