To find an antidote to the ailing movie industry, Kumawood movie producers on March 20 at Kumasi Cultural Center held a consultative meeting with Agya Koo who doubles as one of the pioneers in terms of acting.
Unfortunately, what was intended to be a peaceful dialogue between the film makers and Agya Koo almost ended up in blows. At the meeting, Agya Koo who was recently graced with 2CTV App urged all movie producers to form an alliance to aid in creating one platform where all locally made movies would be uploaded on.
“For me I’ve my own Agya Koo TV that is why I’m advising producers to team up and subscribe to one channel, where local movies will be uploaded and the returns come to us. That is the only option that can save our dying industry.” Agya Koo said.
However, some of the producers and directors were not in support of Agya Koo’s digitization initiative. To them, the monetization of their movie contents are directed to a different source, therefore, it won’t be prudent for them to take that course.
“There are so many sabotages with regards to these online channels. Once we as film makers don’t have control over the search engine it becomes so difficult for the movies to be popular. We did a research to look out for online websites where Ghanaian movies are uploaded and we found out that our content are uploaded on a lot of websites, however, movie producers are not getting any returns.”