Yes, all foreign productions filming in Thailand must secure a film permit through the Thailand Film Office, which must be facilitated by a licensed coordinator. Greenlight Films is a licensed coordinator. Feel free to reach out to us for further details.
The processing time typically ranges from 2 to 4 weeks for short-form content and 4 to 6 weeks for long-form content.
The film permit itself is free of charge. However, preparing the application, including translating necessary documents into Thai, requires time and effort. Service companies will charge a fee for this service, which varies based on the production type. Additionally, the Thailand Film Office will assign a representative to monitor your shoot, and the cost for this person is 2,000 Baht per shoot day, along with their travel and meal expenses.
Yes, all foreign crew and cast members involved in a shoot in Thailand must obtain a work permit. The processing of work permits can only start after the film permit has been granted and once you’ve arrived in Thailand. Cast and crew cannot start work until work permits are in place. The time required for work permit processing varies, ranging from 1 to 5 business days, depending on the number of shoot days.
If your filming schedule is 15 days or less, you can enter Thailand with a tourist visa or a visa exemption, provided you are a citizen of a visa-exempt country. However, if your filming schedule exceeds 15 days, you will need to apply for a “Non-Immigrant Visa” in your home country.
The cost of video production in Thailand depends on your budget and the specific elements of your script. As a guideline, a modest budget for foreign TV commercials filming in Thailand typically falls in the range of $100,000 to $150,000 USD per shoot day. For a no-obligation quote, please get in touch with us.
Yes, we do provide corporate video services. Our corporate video packages start from $10,000 USD. Feel free to contact us, and we’ll be happy to tailor a package to meet your specific needs.
Yes, Thailand has a cash rebate available to foreign productions with local expenditure over 50m Baht (approx. $1.3M USD). The current rebate is 15%-20%. For 2024, the maximum rebate is 30%.