Actress Yvonne Nelson has embarked on a mission to help Ghana's film industry by gathered signatures from industry players to petition government for support to help the ailing industry.
Actress Yvonne Nelson, who's also a producer and owns her own production company, made a call to all film industry stakeholders to pool their resources together in an attempt to revive Ghana's limping film industry.
In her letter to stakeholders, the actress said that people describing Ghana's movie industry as being dead, even though it was once a "well structured industry with lots of entertainment" to give. She stressed that Ghana's film industry could not, and would not, be abandoned for it to be left in ruins.
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Yvonne Nelson expressed that her call to industry stakeholders was to help them arrest both government's, and the private sector's attention so as to help the local film industry.
Miss Nelson went on to say that she hopes to present the petition to President Nana Akufo Addo, and the Minister for Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture so as to avail them of the inherent difficulties stakeholders face.
"...we aim to uplift the Ghana movie industry again for the better by making sure there is allocation of special funds for producers, right payment structures for all involved in the industry especially the thespians, royalties and its right disbursement..." she said.
According to Yvonne Nelson, if the petition's purpose is successful, it would ultimately mean more jobs will be created, while Ghana's film industry will be able to "showcase" the country in a better light and promote local tourism.
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