Renowned film maker, Kwaw Paintsil Ansah has lamented over successive government’s failure to help grow ‘orphaned’ creative arts industry in Ghana.
The Love Brew in African Pot producer attributes lack of growth of the industry after several years independence to partly lack of Film Act to regulate and streamline activities of industry players, among others for collapse of the industry.
Another area of concern is disunited front of industry players, coupled with pull-him-down attitude among film makers.
However, Kwaw Ansah who was honoured by the NAFTI Alumni Association with an award is optimistic that the industry can be better off if players come together.
hE was speaking at the second edition of Talk Series organized by the NAFTI Alumni Association in collaboration with National Film and Television Institute as part of 40th anniversary celebrations.
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It was on the theme Ghana’s Film Marketing and Distribution; Potentials and Challenges.
General Manager of Multi TV, Abdulai Awudu, one of the panellists is calling on creative players in the arts industry to unite for the betterment of the industry.
According to him, the time has come for each one of them to come together for a common goal- to save the industry from collapsing, adding all must eschew selfish interest.
Meanwhile, Rector of NAFTI, Dr. Samuel Nai, says it is time for the institute to establish campuses across the regions to train more hands.