Movie producer and director Peter Orgnah Sedufia has blamed the dying career of some Ghanaian actors on the gargantuan amount they quote before accepting a movie role.
The ‘Keteke’ movie director believes Ghanaian actors deceive themselves when they think a producer need them by all means in order to sell their films. He asked Ghanaian actors to stop their comment that the movie industry is dying and focus on their career because producers are busily casting wannabe actors for their movies since they, the big stars are quoting outrageous fees.
He advised actors not to compare themselves with their colleagues outside the country because the Ghanaian movie industry is not that big for them to demand huge cash.
When you get a little famous, you start charging outrageously.
“I’m a star. They need me to sell”.
Of course. But note, this is not Hollywood, where stardom is lucrative because it is the next celebrated thing after presidency.
When the struggling producers stop calling you for roles because you’re unaffordable, you rant on social media that the movie industry is dying. NO – the movie industry is not dying; your career is!
The producers are busy giving other people the chance to become the “star” you are.
Ghana is a country of minimal movie population. You shouldn’t work for free. But please, help us cut our coats according to our country size, and we’ll keep calling you. The movie industry will live, and so will your career.
Dear Actors. Thanks.” Peter Orgnah Sedufia wrote on Facebook Wednesday morning.