Movie producer and director, Socrate Safo, has backed the claims by veteran actor Kofi Adjorlolo that movie producers don’t pay for their work and it seems the fight between actors and producers over unpaid monies is not ending now.
Actor Kofi Adjorlolo, a few weeks ago fumed over money owed him by some 7 movie producers.
“Some of the producers in Ghana here, they should respect themselves…an old man like me, they call me to come and work and they can’t pay me…”
“About seven producers in this country owe me monies…why? And then I’m sitting at home, I’m hungry, and then when I’m sick too nobody pays attention…Look, we have elderly people lying down on their sickbeds and these producers owe them,” Adjorlolo fumed.
According to Socrate in a discussion on UTV’ United Showboz noted that the journey of the unpaid monies starts from the desperations of the actors in a quest to feature in movies.
“Some actors are desperate to act, so anybody at all can call them to come and work on their production…. a lot of them (actors) do not check the track records of these producers, what they have done in the past, their competence…… they just jump in front of the camera to act,” he said on UTV’s United showbiz
Safo argued that when things were worked out properly and contracts are signed as he often did on his production, actors would be in a better position to take on producers when they refuse to pay them after a job was done
“Actors can report producers to Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) when they suspect any foul play,” he said