The Executive Secretary of the National Film Authority (NFA), Ms. Juliet Yaa Asantewaa Asante has reiterated the Authority’s desire to welcome foreign productions in Ghana but insist producers would have to adhere to the laws of the land.
This follows the misinformation circulating in Nigeria that their Ghanaian counterpart are against foreign productions.
In an interview held in Nigeria, Ms. Juliet clarified her country’s policy. She explained that, Ghana and Nigeria would have to do more together and one of the focus of my office is to make sure collaborations or co-productions happen and we would love for Nigerian producers to come and shoot their movies in Ghana because Ghana is positioning itself as a shooting destination and also a content and film hub.
In a press statement signed by her, she assured all film makers that NFA is committed to developing Ghana as a film and content hub in the sub-region. This involves positioning the country as a friendly shooting destination for film makers across the globe including African countries.
The statement further indicates that Section 2 of the Development and Classification of Film Act 935 promotes foreign productions in Ghana as a key object of the NFA . The NFA therefore welcomes foreign Producers to Ghana and encourages co-production between local and foreign producers.