- Award-winning Ghanaian movie producer, Abdul Salam Mumuni has responded to claims of movie theft
- According to a press release, the CEO of Venus Films explained how he got possession of the movie in contention
Not too long ago, YEN.com.gh reported that renowned Ghanaian movie producer, Abdul Salam Mumuni, had been caught in the web of alleged movie theft and as a result, was being sued by another company to the tune of $700,000.
However, in a press statement penned by the Chief Executive Officer of Venus Films, he said he dealt directly with the director and producer, Frank Fifi Gharbin, of the movie, to whom he paid the agreed amount for the rights to distribute the movie to the appropriate market using giants like Iroko TV.
According to Salam, the director, and producer of the movie begged him to buy the right. The renowned movie maker further revealed that he was reluctant in the initial stages but gave in upon persistent pressure mounted on him.
In the earlier report sighted by YEN.com.gh on MyNewsGh.com, a company known as Perfect Entertainment was laying claim to a movie titled ‘’Perfect Love" which they were accusing Abdul Salm Mumuni of 'stealing'.
The originators of the movie under contention, is reported to have sued over the issue and was making monetary demands to the tune of $700,000.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Perfect Entertainment, Mr Nana Kwabena Adu Acheampong, on seeing the movie being screened, contacted the CEO of Venus films in the person of Abdul Salam Mumuni who admitted selling the movie.
A flier of the movie reveals characters like Kwadwo Nkansah Lil Win, Juliet Ibrahim, Van Vicker, Kweku Manu, Prince David Osei among others.
Sometime last year, award-winning director, Kofi Asamoah, popularly known as Kofas, was accused by a South African director, Timothy Greene, for stealing his movie idea, ‘Skeem’, in his Ghanaian adaptation known as 'John and John.'
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Source: Yen News