TV Stations Literally Pushed Us Out Of Business – Filmmaker Selassie Ibrahim Laments

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Ghanaian actress and producer Selassie Ibrahim has bemoaned how TV stations in Ghana have pushed people in the industry out of business.

According to the CEO of Jabneel Impact, these actions and inactions of TV stations in the country are impeding the success of the works they produce.

She cites this as the stations’ unwillingness to pay enough for contents produced by filmmakers.

“The Ghanaian TV stations are stingy when it comes to paying for content,” she said in an interview with e.TV Ghana.

The philanthropist added that this is not helping the industry, and has resulted in the gradual slump.

“They are not helping. The TV stations have literally pushed us out of business,” she noted.

“How do I go back on set if they are telling me we should do barter,” she added.

She also mentioned that even if some of these stations decide to pay, “the amount they will tell you will not even pay one artiste. And if you are telling me to give it to you for peanut, how do I pay the writers?.”

The ‘Girlfriends’ actress stated that this is what discourages producers to produce and take to the TV Station.

Source: Yaw Sarpong | eFocusLive.com

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