Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thai film and animation industry go Hollywood

Going on next week, the first Thailand International Film and Animation Business Alliance roadshow, will take place in Santa Monica, California.

Here's the press release they sent out, just today:

October 30 to November 1, 2013, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, Mr. Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan, is heading a delegation of the finest Thai film and animation companies to Hollywood for the first Thailand Film and Animation Business Alliance roadshow in America.

Organized by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) of the Thai Ministry of Commerce, this first-of-its-kind initiative is aimed at promoting the Thai film and animation industry in America, and fostering greater creative and business ties between the two countries.

Twenty Thai companies involved in film production, distribution, visual effects and animation will be flying to Los Angeles to participate in a busy 3-day program which includes a symposium, studio tours, companies' showcases and a business matching session.

The program will culminate with Thai Night: Halloween Special, an exclusive party held on Halloween night and presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya. The Thai Night: Halloween Special will be the occasion to preview a slate of exciting new horror films coming out of Thailand and meet the talent behind them.

In addition to Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya, Mr. Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan, Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Commerce and Mrs. Nuntawan Sakuntanaga, Director General, Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government will be attending the event along with industry leaders from Thailand. A number of international celebrities and industry executives will also be present.

Participating companies (film) : The National Federation of Thai Film Associations, Amfine Production, Five Star Production, Kantana Post Production, Klongchai Pictures, M Pictures, M-Thirtynine, Right Content, Studio Aromdi, Sahamongkol Film International.

Participating companies (animation): Anya Animation, Creative Bean Studio, Imagimax, Lunch Box Studio, The Monk Studios, G Motif, Teapot Studio, Tomogram Studio, Vithita Animation, Yggdrazil Group.

Source: Department of International Trade Promotion, The Ministry of Commerce of the Kingdom of Thailand

It's taking place at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City.

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