Thai Hollywood hopes fade - Asia Times, December 7, 2010
...Those restrictions have impacted on certain foreign film-makers. Bill Yip, an independent film producer from Hong Kong, recently received approval to film in Thailand and even received help in scouting locations from the film authorities. But two days before filming was due to start, the authorities revoked his permission and threatened Yip with prosecution if the film he planned to make about child prostitution centered on Thailand.
It's all in marked contrast to what is happening in nearby Singapore, where the film and TV production industry is booming despite a similarly restrictive censorship regime.
Singapore's interventionist approach of co-investment via the Media Development Authority (MDA) in its own private film sector has created a growing cast of supporting companies capable of working effectively with foreign film-makers...
- The little people are corrupt
- Michael Ball recalls Man City ‘madness’: Thaksin Shinawatra gave us a team talk
- Domino fell the wrong way
- Helping the rice farmers
- Trump in Thai editorial cartoons
- Do you know how to live?
- Thailand caught in the middle
- Help out or win out?
- Words won’t stop the attack
- While keeping a votive tablet in the mouth
- Profiting from being military