Bangkok –After visits by Thailand Film Office staff to film markets in Hong Kong, London, Cannes France and Los Angeles, the first five months of 2012 have shown a 17.5 percent increase over the entire Film Office revenue for 2011.  Revenue from all foreign productions, feature films, TV series, documentaries, commercials and music videos in 2011 amounted to US$ 39.6 million. From January to May 2012, revenue from foreign productions has amounted to US$46.5 million.

Productions from Japan (59), India (50) and Europe (48) led the way in this period.

At the recent Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) Locations Show in Los Angeles, the first day of the two-day event saw many producers in talks with Thailand Film Office staff regarding bringing their productions to Thailand in late 2012 – 2013. AFCI announced over 2,500 visitors to the 200-plus exhibitors, including some 170 film commissions from over 40 countries.