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 ScreenDaily.com 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
Rounding out the slate are
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