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Idris Elba declares intentions to establish a film studio in Ghana

Idris Elba, a British actor, has declared his intention to develop a top-notch film studio in Ghana, his native country.

Idrissa Akuna Elba, a Hollywood celebrity of Ghanaian heritage, was his given name.

When he paid a courtesy call to President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra, the capital of Ghana, he proclaimed his preparedness to build the contemporary studio.

Idris Elba

The Golden Globe winner also spoke about the necessity for a thorough strategy to advance Ghana into the forefront of the film industry.

Elba took to his Facebook page and reposted a statement from Akufo-Addo which read;

“On Friday, 3rd February 2023, I received English actor, Idris Elba OBE, to Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s presidency, as part of efforts to promote the “Beyond the Return” initiative.

Idris Elba

The time has come to engage Africans in the diaspora and all persons of African descent more positively in areas such as trade and investment co-operation, and skills and knowledge development.”

The ‘Taken’ actor contends that strong and thriving film industries start with sound public policy. He said that because they recognize the financial worth of the film business, nations like South Africa, Europe, Greece, and Morocco have made investments in their policies.

He said: “The National Film Authority has done the work. Put together a comprehensive plan to propel Ghana into the forefront. It needs to be robust. It needs to be competitive. We believe for sure, and I know you believe in your legacy that you want to leave behind, that Ghana should step up to start attracting those filmmakers.

“What I want to do is that I have a film that I’m directing, and I’m hoping to bring that film, or at least some of that film, to shoot it in Ghana. That film will be here in December. We start pre-production in August. Some of the films, in two or three weeks, will be in Ghana by December.”

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