MORE PROMISES! Gov’t To Establish Film Authority, Ultra-Modern Film Studio

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has stated that government has in its plans, a plan to establish a secretariat for the National Film Authority.

Presenting the 2019 Budget Statement before Parliament on Thursday, he said the government will pass “a Legislative Instrument to establish a Secretariat for the National Film Authority, and will also facilitate the construction of an ultra-modern Film Production Studio to attract the international film community.”

The National Film Authority, when established as contained in Development and Classification of Film Law (Act 935), will serve as a regulatory body for the film sector, and will provide the legal framework for the production, regulation and nurturing of the film industry.

It will also help in the distribution, exhibition and marketing of films.

On May 30, 2018, a committee comprising leaders of the various film value chain groups was formed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, to work on having an L.I for the industry.

The Committee began their work on June 7, 2018, by meeting stakeholders and industry players over the Development and Classification of Film Law (Act 935).

Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku with some film stakeholders

With regards to the Creative Arts Bill, the Minister said it is awaiting Parliamentary assent so it could pave way for the Creative Arts Fund to be established.

By Kwame Dadzie |


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