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Filming in Thailand, Rules, Regulations and Overview



Filming in Thailand


​Thailand is a filming-friendly country that offers filmmakers of all scales many unique options and opportunities to tell their stories and get their film made perfectly. Thailand has a matured, experienced and skilled film industry, world-class professional crews and state-of-the-art equipment, production and specialist support companies, unique and exotic locations, lower production costs, easier to get permits and offers an overall luxury of convenience and entertainment to cast and crews of all sizes.


The variety of locations on offer


​Thailand has a diversified mix of geographical locations, historical sites, urban, modern and classical styles. Excellent transportation infrastructure to connect between these locations, and excellent access to accommodation, food and luxury in between. It is a director’s dream, given the look and appeal of the locations, and a boon to producers and production planners, given the lower costs, ease of access and availability to production resources.

Here is what you can find in Thailand.

Beaches (and Islands): Thailand offers some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Long stretches of different beach types as well as over 1,000s of islands and islets. Directors can further specify the type of beaches, whether they need abandoned or populated/tourist beaches, beaches with roads, rocky beaches, seashore cliffs, paradise beaches, white sandy beaches, haunted beaches and so on. We at Location Services Asia keep and maintain a media database of all these various location-types, along with technical details of sunset times, sun paths as well as tide information.

Some famous beaches include Maya Bay at Koh Phi Phi island (The Beach (2000), Leonardo Di Caprio), Phang Nga Bay (Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)), Morakot Cave at Koh Muk, Trang, Railay Beach at Krabi, Ao Manao at Prachuab Khiri Khan, Bottle Beach at Koh Phangan island.

Jungles, Forests and Parks: Thailand is a tropical paradise with dense jungles and picturesque parks. Along with scenic waterfalls, cliffs, fields, winding roads, hiking paths and trails, lakes, streams, river rapids that reside in these areas. Most jungles and forests fall under the National Park Service of Thailand, meaning – they are well-maintained, protected, conserved, and accessible. Along with the dense flora, you’d have access to the signature wildlife of Thailand (where permitted), such as elephants, monkeys and birds.

Some famous places include Khao Yai National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), home to the Haew Sawat Waterfall (The Beach (2000), Leonardo Di Caprio), Mae Wang National Park, which is also known as the “Roof of Thailand”, where you can find the Wachiratan Falls, Mae Klang Falls, as well as home to the Karen and Meo Hmong hill tribe villages. Khao Sak National Park, which is believed to be older and more diverse than the Amazon. Five percent of the world’s animal species are said to live in the park, including the Malayan tapir, Asian elephants, various species of deer, wild boar, gibbons and tigers, oftentimes a target of countless Discovery Channel, National Geographic, PBS Nova and The History Channel documentaries.

Cities: Thailand’s cities have personality. They have their quirks, backgrounds, compelling backstories, and they are oftentimes a part of the filmmaker’s storytelling plans. Things happen and have happened in these cities. Apart from the ease of access and access to various kinds of locations in these cities, the cities themselves act as a part of the cast of the film. Here are some iconic cities.

Bangkok: Bangkok is the city that never sleeps, never stops smiling and never ceases to entertain. From temples to nightlife, late night shopping markets, malls, historical monuments to modern buildings. Cultural sites, street food, fine dining, entertainment venues, world-class accommodation, glamour, history and prestige. Bangkok has been home to countless feature films and commercials, including films such as Deer Hunter (1978), Hangover 2 (2011), James Bond – Man with the Golden Gun (1974), James Bond – Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Only God Forgives (2013), The Railway Man (2013) and so on.

Pattaya: Pattaya is famous for its Walking Street (a street filled with neon signs, alluring nightlife and street food), beaches, island trek, water sports and much more.

Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai is popular for its night markets, mountain views, temples, rice fields, tea plantations, hill tribe villages and much more.

Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya: These cities are the main places for historical sites, world-heritage temples, grand palaces, ruins, jungle and river treks and old-world mystique. The Bridge over River Kwai was filmed on-location at Kanchanaburi.

Others: Other cities such as Koh Samui island, Koh Phangan island, Phuket island, Krabi, along with cities in the Isaan (northeastern) regions. All these places offer a mix of locations that fulfill a variety of filming needs.

The variety of locations and sub-locations you can find in these various cities would be (urban, metropolitan, historical, street-level, alleyway types, industrial, broken/ruined, bridges, elevated roads, and so on), (walkways, parkways, trails), (offices, balconies, rooftops, helipads, abandoned, under-construction, landmarks and so on), , department , , market , (riverways, river crossings, riverside venues), , , , and , , , (Buddhist, Hindu, Chinese) , , and so on and so on!

Everywhere else: Everything and everywhere else in Thailand. Think of mountains, hills, caves, farmlands, fields, cliffs, countryscapes, dams and reservoirs, rock formations and canyons, and much more.

Thailand as a film location setting for other countries

Apart from Thailand being part of the filmmaker’s story, it is also oftentimes used as a stand-in film location setting for other countries. Here are some famous examples of feature films, television series that have used Thailand as a setting for other countries.

The Killing Fields (1984) – for the Khmer Rouge-era Cambodia and Laos scenes.

Rambo Films (1982-2019) – for Vietnam, Afghanistan, Myanmar scenes.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2004) – Krabi was used to depict the planet Kashyyk, home of the Wookies.

Off Limits (1988) – Also known as Siagon, was filmed as stand-in for Vietnam

Casualties of War (1989) – stand-in for Vietnam.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) – Bangkok was used to stand-in for Ho Chi Minh City, Phang Nga Bay was sued to film as Halong Bay, Vietnam.

Alexander (2004) – Oliver Stone’s epic starring Colin Farrell as Alexander The Great was filmed in Ubon Ratchathani province, a part of the conqueror’s Asian territories.

The Amazing Race Series.

The Bachelor Series.

Survivor.

Apart from the feature films and television series where Thailand acted as a stand-in for other countries, countless television commercials are also filmed in Thailand, which is often times made to look as totally different countries. All of the world’s most famous brands have filmed television commercials in Thailand.


Other Films filmed in Thailand

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

The Ugly American (1963)

The Big Boss (1971)

Emmanuelle (1974)

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Uncommon Valor (1983)

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

Off Limits (1988)

Kickboxer (1989)

Air America (1990)

Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Bangkok Dangerous (1999)

The Beach (2000)

City of Ghosts (2002)

The Medallion (2003)

Alexander (2004)

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Stealth (2005)

American Gangster (2007)

Rescue Dawn (2007)

The Hangover Part II (2011)

The Impossible (2012)

The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption (2012)

Only God Forgives (2013)

No Escape (2015)

The Forest (2016)


What makes Thailand stand-out from other South-East Asia locations?

Thailand is a film hub for the entire region. Apart from the diverse locations (all of the above), here are some advantages that Thailand holds over other South-East Asian countries.

World-class, skilled and experienced crew. For most of the South-East Asian shoots (apart from perhaps Singapore and Malaysia), crews travel from Thailand. Camera crew, lighting and grip crews, stuntmen, are frequently ordered from Thailand to film in the entire region. And they are relatively cheaper.

Within Thailand itself, you’d have enough crew to fulfill the entire production rooster. DOPs, Line Producers, Assistant Directors, Art Directors, Production Designers, Production Managers, Casting Directors, Action Directors, Stunt Coordinators, Animal Handlers, Soundmen, Hair and Makeup Specialists, Costume Designers, VFX Specialists, Riggers, Art Construction crews, Broadcast Engineers, OB Directors, Television crews, - all of these positions can be hired in Thailand. And oftentimes these crew members are internationally based persons themselves but based in Thailand. Therefore, language isn’t a barrier.

Advanced and State-of-the-Art Equipment. Thailand has some of the largest equipment rentals and specialists. Gear Head Ltd., is the largest equipment rental house in South East Asia, and Baan Rig Ltd., is the largest stunts, action and rigging contractor in Asia. There are also many large film sets and studios in Bangkok with fully-equipped lighting, art sets and constructions, grips, television and broadcast needs.

Talent (Cast). Thailand is a multinational, tourist-friendly city with friendly Visas-on-Arrival agreements with many countries. Therefore, the metropolis is often filled with visitors from all over the world. As a result, it is relatively easy to find cast and fulfil all kind of role requirements within Thailand, compared to other nearby South-East Asian countries.

Production Services. Expertise, efficiency, equipment, cast-effectiveness and one-stop service. You can get the entire shoot done in Thailand itself without the need of outsourcing or insourcing any further requirements. It’s just a complete experience and makes no sense to film bits and pieces elsewhere.

Post-Production and VFX. Thailand is also the hub for post-production and VFX in South-East Asia, as well as a cost-effective destination for these needs. Some famous animation projects such as Zootopia and Frozen have been accomplished in Thailand. Various television commercials have been shot and edited in Thailand.

Hospitality. Thailand is a service-minded country. Thais and locals are kind and accommodating and are welcoming to foreigners. But they are also professional and responsible, meaning you often get the best of both worlds. Friendships and memories are made filming in Thailand.

Luxury, Accessibility and Availability. The perfect mix of everything. Food, shopping, travel, entertainment, leisure, resources, accommodation, safety and security, healthcare, emergency services, language, cost, hospitality, professionalism, expertise, and so on. While certain places around the world may provide some of these benefits, some more and some less, Thailand provides them all. It is quite difficult to find a place where everything is available in a good blend and mix.


Film and TV projects involving Location Services Asia.

Location Services Asia LLC as a production and location services company was launched in 2017. But we as producers (see IMDB) have been involved in various projects over the years. Here are some of our credits and work portfolios.

As Location Services Asia, production and locations services company

The Great Hack (Documentary/Netflix USA) (2019). Location Services Asia producer and director Basil Childers was the DOP for this global documentary. Location Services Asia was the line production company for Thailand as well as the Thai-based crew. This film was filmed in London, New York and Phuket.

Operation Koh Larn, Ingress (Feature Shoot/USA) (2019). Location Services Asia. This project commissioned by Niantic USA (the popular makers of Pokémon Go), involved filming in Pattaya and Koh Larn island, where for the first time we geo-mapped and digitally captured the entire beach, beach roads, island, island roads to create a 360/VR/3D virtual map (similar to Google Streets). See here.

The Ghost Fleet (Documentary/USA). This is an award-winning documentary which highlights the plight of fishermen in the Gulf of Thailand sea. We organized the ground production, cast of extras and local locations and permit needs for this documentary in Thailand.

Crossing Blocks (Documentary/Andorra) 2019

Oreo (TVC/Singapore) (2018)


As Location Services Asia, location services company

Panasonic Alkaline (TVC/Japan and India) (2018)

Sita (Feature Film/India) (2018)

Agnyaathavaasi (Feature Film/India) (2018)

Bangkok Airways (TVC/Thailand) (2017)

Air Asia (TVC/various) (2016)

Getting Permits in Thailand.

Filming in Thailand (if you are a foreign company coming here to film) requires two essential permits.

A Film-board permit (government permission), and

Location-based permits, where relevant

The Film-board permit is basically a letter/certificate the Thai government issues to the foreign company through the local coordinator, which allows the foreign company to film in Thailand, operate its crew here, obtain Work Permits and so on. This document also acts as a Thai censor-board approval certificate (because your script/storyboard has to be approved by the authorities), legal release (for releasing your content in your country) as well as guarantee/acknowledgement from the Thai government.

Obtaining the Film-Board permit.

This procedure is relatively straightforward. It is applied via a local Thai coordinator with a film board license.

Assign a local licensed coordinator company, such as us Location Services Asia.

Forward your script, storyboard, shooting requirements, schedule and so on.

We apply for the permit using our film board license.

Film Board permits take from 7 to 15 days.


Obtaining Location permits.

Depending on the locations (public or private), we apply for location permits from the relevant authorities. If public locations such as national parks, roads, monuments, this application is normally done in conjunction with the film-board permit application. Where livestock is involved, application is made to relevant department.

These applications usually involve deposit payments as needed, and often occur after you have undertaken scouting trips, confirmed and made up a shooting schedule.


Obtaining Work permits (for incoming crew).

While you can enter the country on tourist visas, Visas-on-arrivals (for stays <15 days), or Non-B visas, business visas for longer stays, all foreign working crews need Working permits. This is obtained upon the film-board permit, once it is issued.

This process takes 3-5 days (after the film-board permit is issued).


Thailand Filming Incentive (2019)

Currently, Thailand offers a 20% rebate for foreign feature films filmed in Thailand. This is applicable to feature films only (television commercials are not eligible). Whereby


Minimum film budget (or spending in Thailand) must be at least 50 million THB (or approximately USD 1.5 million).

Maximum film budget (or spending in Thailand) for rebate amount is 75 million THB (or approximately USD 2.4 million).

15% of amount is for main incentive eligibility criteria

3% of amount is for hire of Thai Key personnel

2% of amount is for promotion of Thai Tourism


Application process takes 90 days. We undertake the application on your behalf.

Reimbursement is made by the Thai government directly to the foreign client, and occurs after all relevant paperwork is submitted (within 90 days of the completion of the Thailand shoot).

 

Rules and Regulations

For foreign filmmakers to shoot features, video visions, television, or still pictures in the Kingdom of Thailand (for distribution, broadcast or advertisement), the following rules and regulations must be kept in mind.

Process of filming in Thailand (Step 1 to 5 – Before arriving in Thailand) Step 1 – It is in a foreign filmmaker’s best interest that a Thailand based film coordinator is hired to assist in all production matters pertaining to Thailand. This company or individual is best equipped to deal with the procedures involved in the granting of a filming permit. The Thai film coordinator can help with the following processes:

  1. Enter into contracts and liaise with Thai government agencies for all legal purposes.

  2. Prepare all necessary documents to be considered by the Film Broad of Thailand including 25 copies of the full film script and 10 copies of the treatment for commercial and advertisements as well as the story board.

  3. Obtain advice on tax procedures, help acquire work permits, and assist with other related procedures.

  4. Make arrangements for accommodation, transportation, equipment, food, studio rental, local talent, and other related requirements of the foreign film production crew.

Step 2 – The foreign film production crew must request for an application (via their local Thai film coordinator preferably) to grant them permission to film in Thailand and must consequently fill in the form correctly and completely. Application forms for the purpose of acquiring filming permits can be both obtained and submitted in Thailand and abroad. In cases wherein the foreign film production company would like to submit the afore mentioned application overseas, this can be done only through the following Thai agencies in company’s home country.

  1. Thai Trade Center

  2. Royal Thai Consulate or Embassy

  3. Tourism Authority of Thailand

If the foreign film production company wishes to obtain and submit the application in Thailand itself, this can be done at the Film Broad of Thailand. The applicant must complete and submit the application form in accordance to the pointers mentioned below before the commencement of their filming procedures. The signature of the legally appointed Thai film coordinator as well as the foreign film production company representative is required on the application form. In the case of still pictures, the photographer must inform the Film Board of Thailand before initiation of the filming processes. The photographer need not acquire a filming permit for such endeavours.

  1. For commercial advertisements and documentary films, the application form must be duly filled and submitted five days (working days) in advance to give the Film Board of Thailand adequate time to carefully consider it.

  2. For TV series, feature films, fictional stories and/or any docudramas, the application must be submitted fourteen days (working days) in advance.

Step 3 – The related documents that must be submitted alongside the application form include:

  1. Story board (for commercial films and photos)

  2. Treatment (for documentaries)

  3. Lyrics, title, and details of production relating to all musical elements (for music videos)

  4. Script, and synopsis either in Thai or English (for film)

  5. Shooting schedule (Locations and dates suggested for filming)

  6. Final script

  7. Complete list of filming locations and dates, listed on a daily basis that include government buildings, National Parks, religious compounds, and other such venues

  8. Complete itinerary

  9. Name list of the filming crew members, their roles, and passport details

  10. List of the VIP person to be interviewed (if any) and details of interviewers

  11. Copy of company and partnership (if any) registration, stating the purpose of the company

  12. List of all equipment to be utilized in the shoot, especially chemicals, military weapons, and explosives

  13. Copy of commercial registration

Step 4 – Once the permission to film has been granted, the Thai film coordinator or foreign film crew must apply for work permits of each member of the film production team before entering Thailand. The work permit applications may be obtained from the Department of Employment or the Alien Occupational Control Division. In the case where the film crew plans to stay for a period no longer than 15 days, work permit applications are not a necessity. In such cases the production coordinator/crew must inform the Film Board of Thailand, who consequently inform the Alien Occupational Control Division to grant a formal approval.

Step 5 – Export and import of consumables and equipment for filming should be carried out in accordance with the Customs Department regulations and rules including those on payment of taxes and bonds. However, in cases where the equipment is of a professional nature, it may be declared under ATA Carnet Agreement for temporary exemption from import tax and duty. It would be wise for a foreign film production company to check if their country (of origin) is a member of the ATA Carnet Agreement. If yes, then they have the privilege to declare their professional equipment under this ATA Carnet Agreement. (Step 6 to 9 – Filming in Thailand)

Step 6 – On entering Thailand, the foreign filming crew must inform the Film Board of Thailand of the same

Step 7 – On being informed of the foreign filming crew’s arrival, the Film Board of Thailand will nominate and appoint a Film Board of Thailand representative to accompany and monitor the film crew’s activities

Step 8 – The foreign film crew must inform the Film Board Of Thailand representative about the specific locations laid out in the shoot itinerary at least two days prior to filming there (Step 9 – Departing Thailand)

Step 9 – Upon the completion of filming, the foreign filming crew must present all videocassettes, film rolls and still pictures to the representative of the Film Board of Thailand to affix their signature and seal of approval on them stating that the production was indeed legally completed. In order to export the film from Thailand, The Royal Thai Police must be paid an export permit fee at the following address – Film Censorship Section, Sub-Division 2, Registration Division, Royal Thai Police. Important Notes

  1. A local Thai film coordinator has the ability to coordinate and carry out all of the application processes mentioned in steps 1 to 9 above together with all pre-production procedures that include the arrangement of local production crews, vehicles and filming equipment.

  2. In cases, wherein the foreign film production company hires a Thai film coordinator, this coordinator must inform the Film Board of Thailand of Thailand about their appointment in order to further work out details of their role.

  3. The film plot, script and film itself must not affect or subvert the culture, traditions, morals, public order, national security, environment, dignity, rules and regulations of any Thai government agency or the Kingdom as a whole. In the case of a breach in any of the above-mentioned areas that do not fall under the Film Board of Thailand’s jurisdiction, its Board may seek-out the concerned agency’s opinion.

  4. The film must be shot in accordance with the film plot, script and other details as agreed upon by the Film Board of Thailand.

  5. The Film Board of Thailand’s Secretariat must be informed of changes, if any, before carrying them out.

Detail on expenses for the foreign filming crew

Below are the detailed per day expenses payable to the Film Board of Thailand’s representative. Please note that these costs are subject to change in accordance with the Film Board of Thailand’s requirements as on the date of enquiry. A Film Board of Thailand representative is appointed to oversee the film production processes from beginning to end, in accordance with the details laid out in the approved film script. Films used for the purpose of public relation within organizations

  1. The Film Board of Thailand representative’s fee to oversee such a film shoot is ฿2,000 per person for a period of five days.

  2. The Film Board of Thailand representative’s fee for overseeing such a film shoot in a location far from their domicile is ฿4,000 per person for a period of five days.

  3. Foreign film production crews must incur the expense for accommodation, food, and transportation for the Film Board of Thailand representatives at a rate similar to that of the foreign film crew executives.

Commercial advertisements and documentary films

  1. A single Film Board of Thailand representative must be appointed to oversee the film crew activities throughout the filming processes.

  2. The fee for the Film Board of Thailand Representative is ฿2,000 per day. In the case, wherein the film crew travels to provinces outside of the representative’s domicile, the film crew shall be responsible for food, transportation, and accommodation expenses of the representative at a rate similar to that of the foreign film crew executives.

Docudrama, Feature Film, and TV drama

During the filming of Docudramas, Feature Films, and/or TV dramas, a Film Board of Thailand representative will be assigned in accordance with the filming schedules and number of filming units in the ratio of one representative per one unit for ten hours of filming. In case the filming duration is in excess of ten hours per unit, two representatives or more (depending on the workload) will be appointed per filming unit. The fee is ฿2,000 per person for a period of twelve hours.

  1. The Film Board of Thailand representative’s fee for overseeing such a film shoot in a location far from their domicile is ฿4,000 per person for a period of five days.

  2. Days for when a Film Board of Thailand representative is present but no filming takes place, the foreign filming crew pays them ฿500 per person per day.

  3. Documentaries produced via government agency invitations must bare special mention of the Film Board of Thailand in their produced material and must submit the complete application form issued by the government agency in question to the Film Board of Thailand.

An export fee of ฿100 per 100 meter of film is levied by the Thailand film censorship department, Sub-Division 2nd, the Registration Division, Royal Thai Police Department. The income tax for each foreign filming crew member employed by the foreign film production company must be withheld. Calculation of such tax per payment is at the rate of five to thirty seven percent (depending on income earned). The tax withheld must be remitted within seven days of the month following the payment.

*Please note that all fees mentioned above are not the latest figures. Accurate quotes will be provided via email upon request*


 

Terms and Conditions

Please read the below Terms & Conditions carefully. Kindly not that these Terms & Conditions are a legally binding component of every service Production Services Asia offer and forms an integral part of every invoice and quotation.

Validity of all budgets and quotations

  1. All budgets and quotations are valid up to 90 days only, unless stated otherwise within the budgets or quotations document. The 90-day limit is because of the seasonal fluctuations in prices subject to the availability of services and other external factors. After the conclusion of the 90-day period, new pricing structure will be awarded in accordance with the client’s latest requirements.

Thailand Film Office – Application for filming

We present our clients with flat fees for the submission of the application for filming at the Thailand Film Office for up to three foreign cast, crew or executive team members with an additional fee levied per foreign team member added to the original three applications. Changes in the application, if any, after the submission of the applications will attract additional fees as mentioned below. Visas

  1. Unfortunately, visa application rules change without warning. Therefore, we must follow any latest ruling, even in cases where a new ruling comes into effect after the submission of the initial visa applications.

  2. A new ruling would directly affect the visa fees. These fee changes will consequently be applied to visas that are currently under process.

  3. Any modification in the client’s personnel after the submission of the original visa application will require an additional documentation fee to be paid.

Thailand Film Office Permits

  1. Application for film permits can only be submitted after filming locations have been selected.

  2. Filming locations for the film permit application can only be selected after receiving approval to film at these locations by the respective authorities.

  3. Any changes to the film permit application once submitted, such as locations or schedule changes will incur additional fees in the following ways.

3.1 If the filming schedule is altered the fee of the Film Officer for the initially selected dates still apply if the filming application has already been submitted. As for the new filming dates, a new film officer fee will be applied. 3.2 Additional documentation fees for a Thai film coordinator will apply in the case of any new film permit application submission in lieu of the change in filming schedule. 3.3 Permission to film on the new dates can only be given once the new film permit application is received from the Thailand Film Office. Do keep in mind, that it takes up to a minimum of three days (working days) to process an application for change of schedule. 3.3 When a request for a change of schedule is made after the submission of the original film permit application, the fees of the appointed Thai film coordinator, for the original filming dates still apply, while the new filming dates have a new fee charged against them as well. Work Permits

  1. Work permit applications might vary in cost subject to the type of assignment and length of stay.

  2. Changes to the original work permit application, if any, might attract an additional fee in the form of an application documentation and department of labour fee.

  3. Client’s might be required to obtain a medical certificate at a local medical facility, which would in-turn form a part of the client’s work permit application fee. This procedure must be carried out two days prior to filming at the least, to give the work permit application enough time to be processed and granted. The local medical facility in question will charge a fee for a medical certificate at their own prescribed rates.

Hiring Equipment

  1. The time duration for the hiring of filming equipment is calculated from the time the filming equipment leaves its store to when it goes back.

  2. Any equipment damage is the responsibility of the party that hired the filming equipment, who would in turn be charged the full amount that it would cost to fix it.

  3. An additional damage fee may be levied for loss of hire days while the filming equipment is being repaired. The damage fee will vary subject to the terms as stated by the original equipment owner.

  4. Filming equipment not returned during the agreed upon hire period, will be charged a standard daily hire rate for every additional day the equipment is not returned.

  5. Cancellation of filming equipment bookings may incur an additional fee subject to the terms as stated by the original equipment owner.

  6. Filming equipment that needs to be transported to far-off locations that requiring extra travel days will be charged at either half or full price depending upon the terms as stated by the original equipment owner.

Filming Crew Hire

  1. Filming crew can be hired either for an 8-hour period known as a ‘standard day’ or a 12-hour period known as a ‘long day’. The duration of hire is calculated right from the time the filming crew leaves their office till they return to it (traveling time included).

  2. The fee payable to the filming crew on travel days is calculated at a 50 percent discount on the prescribed standard day rate.

  3. Once the filming crew has been booked, any cancellations will incur additional charges. This may be a percentage thereof or the full day rate, in accordance with the terms and conditions of each individual filming crew member that has been employed by the organizing company.

Casting Crew Hire

  1. Casting crew can be hired either for an 8-hour period known as a ‘standard day’ or a 12-hour period known as a ‘long day’. The duration of hire is calculated right from the time the casting crew leaves their office till they return to it (traveling time included).

  2. The fee payable to the casting crew on travel days is calculated at a 50 percent discount on the prescribed standard day rate.

  3. Once the casting crew has been booked, any cancellations will incur additional charges. This may be a percentage thereof or the full day rate, in accordance with the terms and conditions of each individual casting crew member that has been employed by the organizing company.

Rescheduling of Filming Days

  1. The concerned parties must agree upon the filming dates and utilize their respective resources to make sure filming indeed does take place on the agreed upon dates.

  2. In the event where unforeseen incidents like the ill-health of individuals involved in filming, unfavourable weather conditions, chance unavailability of filming locations, or defective filming equipment, etc. cause a delay in filming schedules, Production Services Asia would need to reschedule filming on future dates convenient to both parties.

  3. If the filming of a scene is unable to take place on a date previously agreed upon by both parties due to the unavailability of the client or other factors that are within the client’s control leading to the cancellation of filming after the minimum two week notice period, Production Services Asia shall be entitled to charge its client in full for the filming of the scene in question with absolutely no refund to the client. Production Services Asia is also entitled to charge an additional fee for any change filming schedules in accordance with its filming rates.

  4. Production Services Asia reserves the right to cancel a film shoot at any given time prior to its start date with a full refund of all sums paid, including deposits wherever applicable.

  5. Refunds shall be paid via cheque within 30 days (business days) of the incident triggering such a refund.


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