The Chairman of the National Film Authority and veteran actor, David Dontoh, has advised a few ways the arts industry in the country can be better.
As reported by him, our films are lacking plenty thus the reason why we’re not able to get our films throughout the world.
Explaining what art is to Foster Romanus on e.TV Ghana’s Late Nite Celebrity Show, he said, “Film is a fine art and it’s at the apex and climax of all the arts, the literary arts, fine arts, and all the others come together to form a film as a fine art.”
He specified that our film is unfit to get to the top because “The roots are not dynamic enough and not functioning, it affects very top.”
He underlined that, most actors today aren’t trained, but only have the talent to act as compared to actors and actresses who used to act 10 years ago.
He revealed that “All those who work together to make the film really thick must be people who have gone through the right channels and have been trained. They must also know all the elements that come together to make film making a success.”
He also stressed that, the facilities and amenities to produce the films and make the arts industry an effective one are unavailable.
“If they are, it will make work and coordination very easy.”
He advised that we help the industry by, “Giving out scholarships for interested persons to go outside to read and study arts as they do to the other sectors.”
He is assured that, if all these are done together with a few others, the art industry can and will be better than it already is.