The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey wrote this on facebook
- Friday, December 17, 2021
- Office of the Deputy Minister
- Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
Suspension Of Newly Selected Brand Name For Film Industry
The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Honourable Awal Mohammed has directed that the usage of the newly selected brand name for Ghana’s film industry; ‘Blackstar Films’, be put on hold pending the outcome of the ongoing stakeholder engagements. Some film industry players who are displeased with the selection of the brand name have petitioned the sector Minister. The office of the Honourable Minister is engaging the National Film Authority (NFA) and the aggrieved parties over the matter. As we await the outcome of the stakeholder engagements, it is hereby directed that the brand name be put on hold with immediate effect. The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture led by the able Honourable Awal Mohammed assures Ghanaians that it is focused on developing the film industry in unity and will avoid any move that will create a divided front.
This comes after mixed reaction greeted the announcement of ‘Blackstar Films’ as the new name of the industry by the National Film Authority on December 8.