Ghanaian actor James Gardiner has disclosed that the lack of cinemas in the country is having an effect on Ghana’s film industry.
The actor who claims he is not famous in Ghana said in Nigeria, where he has gained quite some recognition for his work, the demand is high compared to Ghana. He also highlighted that the Ghanaian industry does not have any money set aside for maintaining and promoting the movie industry.
He attributed this problem to the size of the population.
“The truth is that it’s all about the cash flow. I feel like people don’t really pump money into the movie sector. They do but not as compared to Nigeria”.
“If you look at the numbers as well, it really doesn’t favour us. For instance, if a cinema movie is released in Nigeria, they have lots of cinemas because they have the population. So, it makes sense for them to have cinemas scattered around and for them to generate revenue. But in Ghana, we are not even a lot so”, he asserted in an interview monitored by The Ghana Report on TV’3.