As a stands, stakeholders of the Ghana Film Industry have resolved to stop the showing of feature films on television stations from Thursday, July 1, 2021.
“From 1st July 2021, no film producer or filmmaker shall sell any feature film to any TV station in Ghana to air until further notice,” a notice jointly issued by the Film Producers Association of Ghana, Film Crew Association of Ghana and Marketers & Distributors Association of Ghana demanded.
This was a fallout from a three-day strategy session organized by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) to understand the challenges and the reasons behind the collapse of the Ghanaian film industry.
The meeting was also to enable stakeholders put together solutions to revive the exhibition, marketing and sales of Ghanaian movies.
Reacting to the new directive, James Aboagye who happens to be the president of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) in the studios of Kumasi-based Kessben Fm with DJ Roar said that film producers will throw a lavish party for Tv stations if they stop showing feature films starting July 1, 2021.
According to the FIPAG President, the highest Television stations pay for movie producers for showing their films is 700ghc which is nothing but unfortunate as the same TV stations including TV3 charge 1000ghc for playing a 47 seconds advert for a filmmaker.