Lack of support from gov’t killing the movie industry – Movie Producer


Entertainment of Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Source: Kofi Duah

Movie Producer NewlyPrince Joshua Kofi Morrison

A lot of actors have given different reasons to as to why Ghanaian movie industry is not vibrant as it used to be and for Ghanaian movie producer, Prince Joshua Kofi Morrison based in the United States, poor script and lack of support from Ghana is the main factor killing our movie industry.

According to the movie producer who has been in the movie business close to a decade, we can easily sell our movies to the outside world and make a good amount of money if we produce the storyline and good picture quality is on point.

He explained that if other African countries like Nigeria, South Africa etc can sell their movies outside, why can’t Ghana do same.

Prince Morrison added that the movie industry can rise again if government paid a little attention to it.

“In other countries, the government invests a lot in the movie industry because its knows the benefits it brings but the situation is different here. The government can make a lot of money in the movie industry when it invests more” he said.

Apart from the two main factors causing the collapse of the movie industry, Prince Morrison said Ghanaians not being able to market sale our movies outside is another factor.

“We have a couple of good movies I thought could have been marketed well outside the country but I didn’t see that happen. The likes of movie producer Shirley Frimpong Manso and other producers are not doing badly but we have failed to get our movies internationally” he said.

Known for movies like Love City, People’s Dilemma, Dream Nappers, among others, Prince Morrison said he is ready for with a mind-blowing movie titled ‘WuMan’.

The purpose of this film is to bring worldwide awareness and action to cruel and inhumane treatment of women especially Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in developing countries who do not have a voice.

Casts in the movie are Zack Orji, Patience Ozorkwo, Frank Artus, Nana Ama McBrown, Kalsoume Sinare, Adjetey Annang and Paul Acquah Wilson.

Speaking in an interview with Showbiz, Prince Joshua Kofi Morrison said: “The story which centers on the practice of Female Genital Mutilation and Sex Trafficking is dear to his heart adding that he will go all out to promote it and create the public awareness”.

“The issues of FMG and Sex Trafficking have been on the forefront of the U.N, world leaders, WHO and other world organizations’ discussion and agenda. Yet, it continues to elude many leaders, both national and international.

This film will help to compel attention, rekindle concerns, and express the need for international re-focus” he said.

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