Public Discussion: Encouraging International Production in Laos*

Laos has hosted a few major international feature film productions in the past few years, namely from Australia, Canada, and Japan. Generally, these productions are a terrific injection of skills and experience into the domestic film industry and funds into the local economy. However, operating in a country with limited infrastructure and control of the media can also create challenges in cooperation. Panelists from both the public and private sectors will discuss how to make Laos an appealing and welcoming country for foreign filmmakers looking to shoot in Laos.