Arab Times

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Thailand has announced the first foreign movies to have successful­ly accessed the country’s new filming financial incentive scheme: comedic drama “Changeland,” directed by and starring Seth Green, and multinatio­nal action film “Triple Threat,” directed by Jesse Johnson. The two production­s tapped into the new scheme and received payment after shooting in locations and studios in Thailand.

The incentive system was announced in Cannes in 2016 after years of lobbying at different levels of the Thai and internatio­nal industry. The incentive for qualifying production­s starts at 15% of Thai production spend and can rise to 20% under certain conditions.

The first two successful films were announced at an event in Cannes by Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Kreangam. (RTRS)

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