Ghanaian movie producer and director, Socrate Sarfo has named the frequent showing of movies on television as one of the factors which contributed to the collapse of the industry.
He made this assertion in an interview with Jay Foley on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM.
“Take the film industry, we know how television came to impact on our market. We had certain days that we were not showing films. Sundays at 3:30 [pm] sales of cinema tickets were low, because of Osofo Dadzie and Obra. Then came concert party on Saturdays, that also affected us,” he said.
He was hopeful that filmmakers can generate a lot of income if they stop selling their movies cheaply to television stations.
According to him, monies can be generated from premieres at cinemas and online sales.
“It is to some of these reasons that the creative arts industry is organising a forum that would not only highlight issues in the industry but also bring out possible solutions that could help redeem the industry. Industry people are also needed at the venue, the Filmmaker stated.