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“The new name for Ghana Movie Industry ‘Blackstar Films’ has been suspended” – Ministry of Tourism

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“The new name for Ghana Movie Industry ‘Blackstar Films’ has been suspended” – Ministry of Tourism

The usage of the newly selected brand name for Ghana’s film industry has been suspended by the Minister for Tourism, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal.

According to the minister, the usage of the Blackstar films is put on hold pending the outcome of the ongoing stakeholder engagement.

The statement was issued on Monday, December 20, 2021, shows that there has been a misunderstanding and controversy over the renaming of the Ghana film industry as Blackstar Films.

Read the full statement below:

SUSPENSION OF NEWLY SELECTED BRAND NAME FOR FILM INDUSTRY

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Honourable Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal 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.

Source: Docupdates.com

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