Roselyn Osei, Public Relations Officer for the Film Producers Association of Ghana(FIPAG) has stated in an interview on the Wednesday edition of Showbiz Agenda on Zylofon FM that, the Kumawood industry is not dead.
She has called for monetary backing to propel the industry as it is struggling with finance for production.
The Kumasi based FIPAG executive pointed out that, releasing of movies is not as rampant as it used to be because producers are reluctant to push money into production.
In an attempt to compare the rate of movie production this year to past years, she said, “unlike before, where several movies were released per week, Kumawood has been very slow. We are in the eighth month and there are not up to twenty movies on the market.”
However, she mentioned that, the current saving grace for the industry is the availability of cinemas in Kumasi to facilitate the release of movies.
She stated that, one of the problems facing Kumawood is low patronage and cost of releasing, hence, the introduction of cinemas will go a long way to help the industry.