‘Ghanaian movie industry died years ago after the so-called telenovelas were introduced into our country’ that’s exactly what most people are saying.
Ghanaian actress and movie producer, Selassie Ibrahim has also added her voice concerning the fate of our movie industry and she’s also loading the blames on our television stations.
According to the actress, “The Ghanaian TV stations are stingy when it comes to paying for content. They are not helping. The TV stations have Literally pushed us out of business. How do I go back on set if they are telling me we should do barter. And if you are telling me to give it to you for peanut, how do I pay the writers? “ she said this when she was asked in a recent interview whether to the TV stations are helping the movie industry or not.
She further added that “The little we produce and take it to them to sell, they are either telling you to do barter or the amount they will tell you will not even pay one artiste. So how can that encourage you to produce and take to the TV station?”
” In as much as we want to help Ghana and tell the Ghanaian story, we are also business people. It is money we are also using to produce movies. When you take a movie elsewhere, they give you a good price but in your own country they are telling you batter.”
“Every station is flooded with Spanish, India and Chinese Telenovela. Yes, it is good, that is how they make money. But they should also create space for us and be nice to us to help us build the industry,” she said.