Viu, PCCW’s pan-regional OTT video streaming service, recently announced the expansion of Viu Pitching Forum to Thailand. Viu Pitching Forum empowers and facilitates creative development in major markets across the region. The winner will see his or her story brought to life as a Viu Original production, aired across 16 markets globally.
First launched by Viu in Indonesia in 2016 and expanded to Malaysia in 2020, Viu Pitching Forum is an innovative program which aims to equip, facilitate and create opportunities for scriptwriter to hone one’s craft and further develop the story. Through the Viu Pitching Forum, Viu provides a global platform to support local Thai storytellers in creating premium content.
Participants can send a one-page synopsis of their film/series idea for consideration. Top Thai award winning directors from the Thai Film Director Association, including Chayanop Boonprakob (Friend Zone), Nattawut Poonpiriya (One for the Road, Bad Genius), Rutaiwan Wongsirasawad (Wai Onlawon 4: Tum + Oh Return, In Family We Trust), and Tanwarin Sukkhapisit (Pump Namman, Don’t Sleep My Hero) will select a winner from 10 to 15 finalists. The pitching will begin on April 28, 2021 and the winner will receive 100,000 Thai Baht as a prize.
Mr Chalermchatri Yukol, Program Director of Viu Thailand, said, “Viu Original series produced by Viu Thailand have been some of the most popular content among Viu-ers in the past year. We are proud to provide a platform to elevate local Thai talent and showcase their works as a Viu Original production across 16 markets. The Viu Pitching Forum has been wildly successful in Indonesia and Malaysia and we are excited to expand the program to Thailand.”