Youth urged to make careers out of film-making

The deputy Volta Regional Minister, Colonel Cyril Necku, (Rtd) has urged the youth with the requisite talents to start careers in film acting.

He said the film industry is vibrant and offers a big market for now and the future.

Col. Necku was addressing a group of 28 young film actors from the Volta Region, who have completed three months training at the Prampram based GallyWood, under the auspices of the National Youth Employment Programme.

They were presented with some working tools.

Col Necku urged them not to joke with the new opportunity offered them but become big stars in the film industry.

“The Stars are making it big,” he pointed out.

Nana William Akufo, director of Gallywood, urged them to work as a group to produce films in Ewe to portray the rich culture and physical attractions of the region to the rest of the world.

He expressed the hope that in a few weeks the group would be out with films to captivate film lovers in the region.

Nana Akufo appealed to the Volta Regional Coordinating Council to engage the group to do documentaries about the region.

Madam Edith Okoh, Patron of the Actors Guild in the Volta Region, said movies are not only about entertainment but commentaries on life and society and a reliable source of employment so the film industry requires the support of the government.

Source: GNA

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