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Film funding in Thailand only for royal relatives?

August 21, 2009

Primeminister Abhisit Vejjajiva and director Chatrichalerm Yukol on location

The monumental epic King Naresuan bydirector and royal heir MC Chatrichalerm Yukol will recieve government support for its production. The ever-productive Kong Rithdee of the Bangkok Post uses the opportunity to looking into the practise of film funding in Thailand. He finds out that, while patriotic spectacles such as King Naresuan, a historic spectacle similar to Yukols earlier Suriyothai, do recive financial support from the government, independent producers often have to turn to foreign sources to finance their movies.

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