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Director of “Kong: Skull Island” to become the Vietnam’s tourism ambassador

Updated at Friday, 10 Mar 2017, 13:10
The Hanoitimes - All members of the council for appointment and dismissal of tourism ambassador set up by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism agreed to choose Director Vogt-Roberts, director of the film “Kong: Skull Island”, as the new tourism ambassador of Vietnam in the 2017-2020 tenure at their meeting in Hanoi on March 9.
Jordan Charles Vogt-Roberts, director of the latest Hollywood blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island” has been assigned as the new tourism ambassador of Vietnam in the 2017-2020 tenure. 
Jordan Charles Vogt-Roberts (centre), director of the latest Hollywood blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island” .Jordan Charles Vogt-Roberts (centre), director of latest Hollywood blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island” .
All the 13 members of the council for appointment and dismissal of tourism ambassador established by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, agreed to select Director Vogt-Roberts as the new tourism ambassador at their meeting in Hanoi on March 9. 
Director Vogt-Roberts will work to promote Vietnam’s tourism through activities related to communication, art and photography, among others. 
Jordan Charles Vogt-Roberts is an US film and television director and screenwriter. He made his directorial debut with the film The Kings of Summer at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. It was also screened at the 2013 Cleveland International Film Festival. 
It won the Narrative Feature Audience Award at the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival. 
Director Vogt-Roberts is also co-writer and director of TV series. 
The film “Kong: Skull Island”, the story about a group of explorers who go into the jungle to discover the birthplace of the lord of giant apes, will officially be screened in Vietnam and worldwide on March 10.
Vietnam is one of the three destinations selected for filming, in addition to Hawaii and Australia, thanks to its wild and marvelous natural scenes. 
Scenes of the film were shot in Trang An, Van Long and Tam Coc in the northern province of Ninh Binh; the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Rao Nan River and Yen Phu Lake in the central province of Quang Binh; and Ha Long Bay in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh.
Director Vogt-Roberts expects that the film “Kong: Skull Island” will encourage more tourists to visit Vietnam.
As scheduled, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will hold a ceremony on March 13 to present the appointment decision to Vogt-Roberts becoming the first foreign artist appointed to the post.
Translated by Nguyen Phuong
Source: Le Thuy-Kinhtedothi.vn
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