KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 19 March 2019 - The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of
Commerce, Royal Thai Government will host Thai Night at the Grand Hyatt, Hong
Kong, on the evening of the 20th March, 2019.
Her Royal Highness
Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi
will preside over Thai Night: 'Thailand -- Where Films Come Alive', which this
year celebrates the achievements of 'Creative Thai' talent. Her Royal Highness
has long been a keen supporter of Thailand's
and has starred in a number of films and television series.
Thai Night is presented as part of the
program by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) to support and
promote Thailand's film and television
industry in international markets. This year, we celebrate 'Creative Thai'
achievements; the films that have attained international recognition, the
companies who continue to expand their reach in global markets, and Thai
creative individuals who have earned a strong international reputation.
Twenty-two Thai companies will be represented
at the Thai Pavilion. These include eight production and post-production
services and facility companies, seven film production and distribution
companies, four television production and licensing companies and three
documentary production companies
Thai Night will
also include special appearances by top film and television stars.
guest Ray Lui Leung Wai is best known for his role as "Ting Lik" in
the 1980 Hong Kong television series The Bund and its two sequels which is
praised as "The Godfather of the East". Ray Lui also starred in
Transformers 4 and works on films and Chinese television series. He will be
accompanied by distinguished corporate executives H.E. Tun Sri Brandon Toh, Partner
of P+ Capital and Sir Eldee Tang, CEO & Founder of Noble Vici Group, Inc
guest Nawat Kulrattanarak rose to stardom with his role in 'Battle of Angels',
which was not only a hit in Thailand, but also became popular throughout the
region and in China. Nawat is the perfect example of a Thai star whose
popularity has expanded both at home and internationally. While he has won
awards for his role in 'Pitsawat' in Thailand, he has also starred in two
Chinese television series, 'Love Jewelry' and 'Revive'.
guest Puttichai Kasetsin's charm and charisma have won him such awards as 'Most
Charming Guy', 'Heartthrob Award', and 'Hottie Male', but his dramatic
performances in Thai series such as 'Leh Nang Fah' and 'Ugly Duckling', earned
him awards for his acting. He was casted as one of the lead characters in
Chinese television drama 'Stairway to Stardom'.
recent years, Thailand has benefited from the popularity in the Chinese film
number of films from China and Hong Kong have come to film in Thailand
including 'Battle of Memories', 'Operation Mekong', Project Gutenberg', and
by the success of the Thai film drama 'Bad Genius' which returned over $40m at
the Chinese box office, the Chinese market has opened up to Thai feature films
and television series.
As a display of such success of
Creative Thai talent, the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) is
hosting Thai Night at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom, Hong Kong, on 20th March, to coincide with the Hong Kong
International Film and TV Market (FILMART) as part of its on-going campaign for
the promotion of the Thai film and television industry which in 2017, grossed
over $2.89 billion from film, animation and television industries.
This campaign focuses on key events in
the annual film industry calendar, including the Cannes Marché du Film, the
American Film Market, as well as the Hong Kong FILMART.
The Thai Pavilion brings Thai companies
and government representative booths together in a single, co-ordinated and
branded exhibition space at FILMART in Hall 1B,
between rows A and B.