French Loans to Thai Film makers
Over the years many films, local and international, have been shot on location in Thailand. Now the French government has announced that it will make available through an assistance program an annual amount of Baht 300 million (approximately USD 7.3M) to Thai film makers. According to the Nation newspaper, the French Development Agency (AFD) will distribute the funds. The film makers have no interest to pay on the funds for the first year and then 2% interest thereafter. It will be interesting to see if European sensibilities will start to find their way into Thai films receiving AFD funding. If you are a Indie filmmaker wanting to increase your leverage, here are some useful pointers.