Feature films banned from television from July 1
Animation of Friday, May 14, 2021
The actors of the Ghanaian film industry have decided to stop the broadcasting of feature films on television channels from Thursday, July 1.
“As of July 1, 2021, no film producer or director may sell a feature film to any television station in Ghana for broadcast until further notice,” a notice published jointly by the Film Producers Association of Ghana, Film Crew Association of Ghana and Marketers & Distributors Association of Ghana demanded.
This is the fallout from a three-day strategy session organized by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) to understand the challenges and reasons for the collapse of the Ghanaian film industry.
The meeting was also intended to enable stakeholders to put in place solutions to revive the exploitation, marketing and sales of Ghanaian films.
Notwithstanding the ban on being imposed on feature films, those already sold may be shown “until the expiry of the agreed date and thereafter may not be renewed”.
Film producers and distributors have been urged to take this directive seriously and those who flout “these directives will be sanctioned accordingly”.
“All actors in the cinema must take these guidelines seriously and adhere to them until further notice.”