- Parent Category: News
- Category: Location News
- Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 06:00
- Written by staff
To help increase production in Thailand the Thailand Film Office has planned a familiarization tour (Fam Trip) for leading international location managers and select Asian producers which will run November 5–13, 2012.
Dubbed "Inbound Roadshow," the tour will include a broad range of activities including: : Ancient Siam, a visit to the historical ruins of Ayutthaya, Ancient River Life, a tour along the Chao Praya River and its canals (klongs) which emulate earliest life in old Siam; Modern City Life, featuring some of Bangkok's best highlights; Thai Tradition with early Yi Peng (Loy Kratong) festival celebration in Chiang Rai on the banks of the Mae Kok River; Sustainable Living/Economy, a day spent on the Doi Chaang Coffee Plantation with the Akha Hilltribes people; Ocean Life/Eco Tourism, cave kayaking around the Phang Nga Bay with award winning documentarian John Grey, and last but not least, a Spotlight on Film Tourism showcasing the Tower Club at lebua's success with generating tourism to Thailand through its participation with "The Hangover Part II."
Participants attending the Fam Trip include, a representatives from the Location Managers Guild of America and Japan's Nippon Television, producers from Bollywood and international location managers that have worked on major Hollywood feature film productions such as "The Lone Ranger", "Pirates of t he Caribbean", "Coyote Ugly", "The Aviator", "Rain Man", "Kill Bill", "Transformers", "Iron Man 3", "The Dark Knight Rises", "Face/Off" and assorted TV shows.