Entertainment of 2014-03-22

FIPAG boss urges actors to produce movies

Steve George Asare Hackman, President of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) has asked Ghanaian actors and actresses to take up the habit of producing their own movies.

Mr Hackman who was speaking about actress Yvonne Okoro’s award-winning ‘Contract’ movie, told NEWS-ONE that he was happy the movie was raising the flag of Ghana high by winning several awards in Africa.

“It is good for an actor or actress to become a producer because they are always before the camera. If they now come behind the camera they will go through what we, the producers, are going through and see how important a producer is. But I will be happier if more actors or actresses will come on board so that we can move this industry forward,” the Chief Executive of Hacky Films said.

Yvonne Okoro’s first self-produced film swept four awards—Best Movie 2013, Best Movie Director, Best Writing (Drama) and Best Video Editing—at the just-ended Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) held in Lagos, Nigeria.

“It is good actors and actresses in Ghana are starting to write, produce and direct movies because the movie industry needs a lot of people to come in so that we can have a lot of ideas and different views.

Yvonne has been in the industry for some time as an actress and then she has worked with producers like Venus Films, Shirley Frimpong Manso and the rest. So she has some kind of idea, work experience in movie making. For me I’m happy for Yvonne winning the award,” he stated.

Yvonne Okoro joins the likes of Yvonne Nelson, Lydia Forson and Van Vicker as actors and actresses who have written, produced or directed their own movies. Perhaps, the rest will follow suit.

Source: Nii Ogbamey Tetteh-News One
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