During the third edition of the Graphic Showbiz forum, panelists debunked the prevailing notion that Ghana’s movie industry is defunct. Instead, they conveyed optimism regarding its potential for growth, emphasizing that progress can be achieved with deliberate actions.
Despite limited resources, filmmakers have been making significant strides and could achieve even greater breakthroughs with the right support from relevant stakeholders. The panelists highlighted the industry’s possibilities and emphasized the importance of collective efforts to establish a platform that facilitates filmmakers’ access to assistance for business growth and meeting increasing demands.
Movie producer Ivan Quashigah presented a compelling case for the industry, acknowledging its evolution and significant progress over time. He emphasized that although the process might be gradual, the film industry is continuously evolving and is on the path to success.
“I will say the industry is still growing. We are not dead like people say. With the right initiatives and support our industry will eventually get there.”
In alignment with these sentiments, George Bosompim, the PRO for GAFTA, expressed his belief in the continuous development of the film industry, highlighting the efforts made by industry players to meet the increasing demands of audiences. He urged for widespread support from Ghanaians, emphasizing the significance of backing and valuing locally-produced content for the industry’s continued growth.
Adding to the discussion, Peter Sedufia, CEO of OldFilm Production, stressed the importance of government initiatives in reducing production costs and creating a conducive environment for filmmakers to expand their creative endeavors. With the right support and initiatives, filmmakers can thrive and contribute significantly to the growth of the film industry in Ghana.