Seasoned Ghanaian actor and television show host, David Dontoh has revealed the huge benefits of the Ghanaian movie industry.
The 58-year-old actor revealed that even the mining sector can't be compared to the movie industry in terms of its contributions to national development.
These numerous benefits, if shaped and managed well, according to Mr. Dontoh, will be a good indicator to attract investors who will help raise the current status of the industry to a befitting standard to generate more revenues for the state.
In an interview with Amansan Krakye on Cape Coast-based Kastle FM, he stressed that the benefits Ghana can derive from the movie industry, particularly storytelling, are limitless.
“It will excite them, it will interest them to probe further and even find ways of capturing that material in a film then it will attract the investors.
“I tell you there is gold in films which is more valuable than the gold we have in the ground. This is because storytelling is limitless. There is no limit to what you can do with films. So what is holding us?” he quizzed.
He further outlined measures that can help elevate the current status of the indigenous movie industry. “How many theatre festivals do we have here? How many music festivals? We must do things that are magnetic, interesting, and things that people would want to come and watch.
“We don’t have it all because we don’t see their importance. And we don’t think we can even make money out of them.”