Mumbai: Thai producer and director Jareuk Kaljareuk was the recipient of the third Asia-Pacific Copyright Educator (A.C.E.) Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the protection of intellectual property rights within the Asia-Pacific region.
The Award was presented to Kaljareuk by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) at the annual CineAsia movie industry convention and trade show, being held in Macau from December 9 – 11.
Presenting Kaljareuk with the Award Motion Picture Association president & managing director Asia-Pacific Mike Ellis said, "Despite the challenges faced in Thailand, Kaljareuk has worked tirelessly with the MPA on several fronts. In particular, he led the local industry to support anti-camcording efforts and is promoting the establishment of a local coalition to support enforcement, PR and outreach efforts to fight piracy. Kaljareuk’s tremendous leadership, generosity and enthusiasm set a good example for many of us in the industry. We wish the industry had a partner like him in every market in the Asia-Pacific region."
Kaljareuk has a long and distinguished track record in Thai film industry as a multiple award-winning TV and film producer as well as a technological innovator. He serves as the president of the Federation of National Film and on the Board of Advisors of the Thai Television Broadcasting Association.
Speaking after receiving the Award, Kaljareuk said: "I feel very honored to receive this award. I would like to thank the Motion Picture Association for their unstinting support of the Thai film industry in this important fight against pirates who don’t care for the creative efforts of others."
CineAsia, now in its 14th year was being held at the Wynn Macau. The Final Night Banquet and Awards Ceremony have been established to recognize outstanding achievements of some of the motion picture industry’s most celebrated and deserving individuals and organizations.