Idris Elba wants to establish film studio in Ghana

The English actor said this when he interacted with President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on Friday (3 February)

English actor Idris Elba has announced plans to establish a world class film-studio in Ghana and parts of West Africa.

“We have been working at this for three or four years to raise a plan that puts a facility at the centre of African film making,” Elba told Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on Friday (3 February). “There is a lot of film making, but the facility is what is lacking.”

“In South Africa they have a big facility and a lot of film making goes there. We realised that policy is where the actual groundwork needs to be laid. We’ve studied the models of South Africa, incredible incentive packages. Greece, Morocco and these are all places where they realise the value of the filmmaking and they’ve brought that policy into play,” he added.

“National Film Authority has done the work and put together a very comprehensive plan to propel Ghana into the forefront. It needs to be robust and competitive to the rest of the world. We believe for sure that Ghana should step up in terms of attracting those filmmakers. I’ve come and seen you and presented to you essentially, just the parameters of what we need to do,” Elba said.

Listen to Idris Elba in the attached audio clip below:

Fred Dzakpata


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