Government Agencies Should Assist In Investment Hunt For Film ….. Says Prof. Esi Sutherland

Renowned Ghanaian writer and Human Rights activists Prof. Esi Sutherland has appealed to the Government of Ghana to join in the campaign to attract investors to the film industry in Ghana. She said that it was not enough for Government to set up structures and bodies to overseer the needs of the industry without making film a major point when soliciting for  investments by government agencies. She said this at the inauguration of the ‘Local Content Committee’ for film and television at the Accra Tourist Centre in Accra on Wednesday. …

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‘Till Sunset’ Webseries Grabs Distribution Deal In South Africa!

The Director and Producer of Ghanaian webseries ‘Till Sunset’ Joseph Clef Aboah, today stated in a phone interview from his residence in Tema that season one of ‘Till Sunset’ series has been accepted by South African film company ‘Gravel Road’. He expressed his excitement about the deal and described it as a motivation for him and his team. Jospeh Clef Aboah also stated that he would commence filming season two of the series in August and will be available to the public in December this year.  Ghanaian filmmaker Joseph Clef…

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Filmmaker Ivan Quarshigah Offers Solutions to the Ailing Ghana Film Industry

The producer of hit Ghanaian television series ‘Yolo’ and a well known face in the film and advertising community in Ghana Ivan Quarshigah, has stated that the only sure way of moving the Ghana film industry forward is by making available to the public accurate and properly  documented evidence on the returns of investment on films in Ghana. He said this would attract investors hence, there will be no need for funding from Government. He was expressing his opinion on the matter of funding for film producers in order to…

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Creative Arts Industry In Ghana To Soon Go Digital ….. Says Mark Okraku Mantey

Creative Arts Industry In Ghana To Soon Go Digital ….. Says Mark Okraku Mantey On Thursday 9th July 2020 at the Accra Tourist Information Centre, the President of the Creative Arts Council of Ghana Mark Okraku Mantey, stated that preparations were being made to ensure that the Creative Arts industry in Ghana transitions from outdated ways of carrying out their various works to global technological methods. He said this would increase the efficiency of stakeholders as well as maximize their profits both locally and internationally. He was speaking at one of…

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Local Content Committee for Film and Television Inaugurated In Accra

Yesterday in Accra at the Accra Tourist Information Centre, a new committee under the National FilmAuthority (N.F.A) has been inaugurated by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Hon. Barbara Oteng– Gyasi, to ensure and oversee the continuous production of Ghanaian content for film and television.The main aim of the ‘Local Content Committee’ is to make sure that there is adequate Ghanaian contenton local television and also in films in Ghana. The Minister stated that this policy will help growinvestments in the film and television sector and simultaneously bring relevant…

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Stop Portraying Us As Evil In Movies! ……. Traditionalist Complains to Ghanaian Filmmakers

A Ghanaian traditionalist of the Ga ethnic group called Numo Blafo III, yesterday at the inauguration ofthe ‘Local Content Committee’ at the Accra Tourist Information Centre, complained about the wayfilmmakers misrepresented Traditional Religion. He said Traditional Religion has benefitted those whobelieve in it and should therefore, be given the respect that it deserves. He appealed to filmmakerspresent at the event to endeavor to change the false perception about Traditional Religion through film.Numo Blafo III chastised people who secretly practiced Traditional Religion especially in their time ofneed, but disassociated themselves with…

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Shirley Frimpong Manso Expresses Optimism About ‘Local Content Committee’.

Ghanaian filmmaker Shirley Frimpong Manso yesterday in Accra said that she was confident in the members of the newly inaugurated ‘Local Content Committee’ for Film and Television. She added that greatness starts from home and therefore it was important to recognize the need for including the Ghanaian culture in our films and television. The ‘Local Content Committee’ will be responsible for ensuring that majority of the materials on television and in film production are Ghanaian and represent the culture and identity of Ghanaians.  Shirley Frimpong Manso also stated that she…

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Using New Faces In Films Is Still Not Cheap! ….. Says Filmmaker Joseph Clef Aboah

Award winning Film Director and Producer Joseph Clef Aboah some days ago, explained that there was no cutting corners with budgets for film production even for films with absolutely new faces. The young but vibrant filmmaker’s comment comes at a very important time when the debate on the sustenance of the Ghana Film Industry, through practical means, is on the rise. He stated this in an exclusive interview with Shine Publications in Tema on the set on his new web series ‘Momo Joint’. Known in the film community in Ghana…

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MTV Base Africa Fails to Hit $1,000,000 Target After Virtual Concert’s One Month Covid – 19 Campaign

After thrilling fans of African music around the world with a star studded virtual music concert on the 25th of May 2020, television channel ‘MTV Base Africa’ was unable to reach their self – imposed target of $1,000,000 through donations via YouTube after a one month campaign. However, they managed to raise a total of $14,240 which was 1.5% of the targeted amount. According to the host of the event Hollywood actor Idris Elba, the main aim of the event was to raise funds for vulnerable people living in Africa…

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