Signed and sealed! Ghana’s Film Industry Now Called Gollywood

The Ghanaian film industry has a new name.

The new name Gollywood was announced at the 2nd edition of the Ghana 60 Years on Film Summit held at the Accra International Conference Centre on July 12 2018.

Although a number o sf stakeholders believe a collective name is good to bridge the segregation between what has grown to be known as Kumawood, Gallywood and other ‘woods’, Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture And Urban Entertainment News – observes the new name has been met with opposition as a section of the industry personalities argue very little consultation was made in arriving at the name Gollywood.

Held under the theme “Rebranding Ghana Film Industry to Rebrand Ghana,” the film summit saw in attendance film producers, directors, actors, crew members, distributors and a section of the general public interested in the film industry.

Watch video highlights from the summit.

Special guest speakers included the South African High commissioner, Minister for Tourism, Arts And Culture, the Rector of National Film and Television Institute and leaders of various associations and guilds in the Film Industry.

Organisers of the summit took advantage of the occasion to award legends of the Ghana Film Industry who made tremendous contributions to the sustainability of the industry between 1990 and 2000 as well as between 2000 and 2010.

Some of the award recipients included Abdul Salaam Mumuni (Venus Films), Socrates Sarfo (Movie Africa), George Walker Darko (Nyankonton Production), Paul Adjei (Paul Gee Production), Thomas Debrah (Pat Thomas Production), Harry Laud Akwetey (Harry Laud Productions), Julia Apea (Revele Films) and many others.

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