American actress, choreographer, fitness trainer, and life coach A.J. Johnson has lauded Ghanaian filmmakers for the relentless efforts in sustaining the movie industry.
The actress who spoke at a masterclass dubbed “Master the Business of Showbiz America and Ghana Creative Industries Collaboration” organized by the Year of Return office, Ghana Tourism Authority and Creative Arts Council in Kumasi in an exclusive interview with Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment News – www.nydjlive.com made a number of observations about the industry.
Although she admits she is still learning and picking a lot of information from various conversations with industry professionals on the several times she’s being to Ghana, a few things were quite clear.
She points out that movie producers in the country are yet to match up their speed of production with quality.
“For some reason, the speed of production is off here in Ghana meaning there’s got to be quality that gets produced fast and I feel the fastness there are but not the quality. Even in terms of video… I think it’s just the pace and understanding the pace of the world is requiring that everything moves faster but I
She however believes it is “it’s fixable.”
A.J. Johnson also spoke about the casting process which she believes was a major problem in Ghana.
“Let me add this real quick, in terms of acting, I’m learning from a lot of actors. There’s not a true casting process and there’s not a true actors workshop .”
A.J. Johnson is currently in Ghana with Michelle Rice, President of TV One and Cleo TV to participate in the activities of the Year of Return.
Watch A.J. Johnson and Michelle Rice speak to NY DJ.