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Ghana Film Authority replies American Filmmaker and Actor, Spike Lee

The Ghana Film Authority has reacted to claims with the aid of using famous American filmmaker and actor, Spike Lee, that no person from Ghana`s movie enterprise approached him all through his recent visit.
The filmmaker changed into a part of the Creative Arts group that observed the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris all through her three-day go to to Ghana.

In an interview on Asaase Radio, the American film famous person whilst answering questions concerning the Ghanaian movie enterprise stated, he by no means knew there has been a thriving movie enterprise in Ghana.
According to him, “I understand approximately Nigeria, and no person has approached me from the movie enterprise in Ghana. I would really like to meet with people in the movie enterprise, however no person has approached me”.

In response to Lee`s claims, the Ghana Film Authority in a assertion stated efforts to meet the actor in Ghana failed.

“We became aware of a circular on the visit of Mr. Spike Lee. As excited as we were to hear this news after he landed on air, the Authority’s CEO was on her way to meet Mr. Lee to reiterate the positioning when the Authority was informed that his schedule was busy for the evening”.

Ghana Film Authority through its statement urged organizers of such trips to inform the necessary agencies to ensure that Ghana takes full advantage of all opportunities for the benefit of all.

The National film authority has for the past 3 years worked assiduously to position Ghana as a film and content destination and called on the world to shoot in Ghana.

The CEO of the Authority recently returned from a round table during the recent Oscar week to meet Industry to explore this very positioning…

We have become aware of a circular on the visit of Mr. Spike Lee. As excited as we were to hear this news after he landed on air, the Authority’s CEO was on her way to meet Mr. Lee to reiterate the positioning when the Authority was informed that his schedule was busy for the evening…

Given the circumstances, the Authority relayed a good will message from the CEO reiterating Ghana’s welcome and particularly the film industry and expressed our desire to commence a conversation.

We use the opportunity to call on all organizers of such trips to inform the necessary agencies to ensure that Ghana takes full advantage of all opportunities for the benefit of all.

 

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