Managing Director of TV Africa, Ekow Blankson has his personal opinion about film makers based in Kumasi.
Known for his great acting experience, Blankson said movies by film makers from Kumasi are reminisced about the old concert party.
The actor explained that Kumasi movie sector do not prepare script to guide actors on set. Blankson noted they have adapted the concert party style and transformed it into film.
“I think the Kumasi movie industry is a different form of film making, it’s actually concert party where you don’t prepare a script and follow. They are given pointers and they have to create out of it and that is the concert party style and they have enhanced it into film.” Blankson told SVTV Ghana.
Speaking on recent acting skills of young film makers, he said they are bunch of jokers. He added that there is no reality on the screens when it comes to acting these days.
“For me personally, I think that our new crop of actors are just jokers. Unfortunately they aren’t as exciting and real as people have done in the past. Sometimes it gets a bit worrying watching them perform.
“Acting isn’t a substitute at all… In America, they have realized a lot of revenue from Tourism especially with film. Film has given them a lot of foreign exchange and also same in India, Canada, Australia and even in Africa, Nigerians are doing so well in movies. As many film makers complain that there’s no work to do because the industry is challenged, Nigerians come into Ghana and they tap the talents and resources we have here and make lots of money.”
ABOUT EKOW BLANKSON
Ekow Blankson is an efficient and versatile individual with over 20 years of experience gained across Head of Business Units, Brand Management in Marketing, Corporate Affairs Management, Experiential Marketing, Capability training, Distribution Management and General Commercial Business Management.
He has worked for four (4) Multi-National Companies namely Heineken, Coca-Cola, Vodafone, and WaterHealth International, in various leadership roles such as Brand Management, Sponsorship and Event Management, Trade Marketing Management, Distribution Management, Capability and Training Management, Commercial Management, Corporate Brand Management and General Business Management.
Prior to joining Groupe Ideal, He was the Business Head – West Africa for WaterHealth International, Ghana. Managing all the business lines and operations in West Africa specifically Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria and other subsidiaries of WaterHealth International which were incorporated in the region.
Ekow also worked with Media General Ghana Limited, Ghana as the Director of Brands & Corporate Communication. He also worked with Multimedia Broadcasting Company (Luv fm & Nhyira fm) as General Manager.
Ekow Blankson holds a Diploma in Theatre Arts – Drama as well as Masters in Fine Arts degree both obtained from University of Ghana, Legon. Ekow also holds Marketing In Action (MIA) program certificates obtained from his studies at Heineken University in Amsterdam, Netherlands.