‘Telenovelas Are Not A Reason For The Collapse Of Ghana Movie Industry’ – Richard Yaw Boateng

Ghana Entertainment News – The National President of Film Directors Guild of Ghana (FDGG), Mr. Richard Yaw Boateng has refuted claims that showing of Telenovelas on local television channels has led to the decline in patronage of the Ghana movie industry.

Many have opined that the Ghana movie industry has been on the decline in recent times, with foreign telenovelas completely taking over various television screens.

From the La Gatas, the Veeras, the Unforgiveables and to the Kumkum Bagyas: almost every TV station in Ghana now has at least one soap opera on their daily programme line-ups.

However, Richard Yaw Boateng underscores that, failure of the people in the industry to Polish their profession is the cause of the collapse.

Speaking at a forum on the ‘Development of Music and Film Industries’ at the Cultural Center in Kumasi, he advised that, Ghanaians should refrain from backbiting, lambasting and disunity in the industry, but rather focus on how to resolve the canker as technology is running faster.

According to him, ‘’In America, people pay money to learn and equip with skills in acting but people from Ghana feel reluctant to learn but want to use their natural talent to display without any training.’’

Also speaking at the forum, Kofi Korankye Adom of Abibiman record advice Ghanaians to avoid pirating and the use of pen drives to play music in cars as is a crime according to laws of the Ghana Movie Industry.

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