Following a successful firstyear of operation, Thai production powerhouse GMM Tai Hub has unveiled aline-up of 10 genre-driven films directed by young talent for 2005.

Headed by CEO VisutePoolvoralaks, Thailand's best-known producer, GMM Tai Hub was created last Junewhen GMM Pictures, Tai Entertainment and Hub Ho Hin merged. It produced anddistributed eight films within seven months that earned $7.9m at the local boxoffice - 38% of the total earnings for Thai films.

Poolvoralaks is striving fora 40% share this year. He told that one of the bigtitles is Adisorn Tresirikasem's football comedy Lucky Loser, a $1.3m co-production with local TV station Channel 7.

Poolvoralaks will also joinforces with Five Stars Entertainment to produce 1980steen hit sequel Wai Ollawon 4by Ruethaiwan Wongsirasawat and detective story Game of Affairs by Rachane Tongsiri.

Also on the slate are threeprojects with Phenomena Motion Pictures: Banjong Pisanthanakun's comedy drama Aids Diary; Parkpoom Wongpoom'spolitical drama Life With A Mission;and Songyos Sugmakanan's horror Dorm.

Rounding out the slate are The Tin Mine by Jira Maligool who isalso the creative and development head of GMM Tai Hub; Bandith Thongdee'saction comedy Kid Boxer; teenagerflicks My Close Friend and Seasons Change by newcomer directorsKomkrit Treewimol and Nithiwat Tharatorn respectively.

The commercially orientedtitles have a total budget of around $10.4m. GMM Tai Hub is handling allinternational sales, except for the two co-productions with Five Stars.

International release is anarea that Poolvoralaks intends to develop further. Last year's Shutter, its first internationalrelease, was a smash hit in Asia.