Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) is to punish members for submitting their works for the 2014 Ghana Movie Awards
Steve Asare Hackman, President of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG), has hinted that the executive body of the association will punish members who defied orders not to submit their works for the 2014 Ghana Movie Awards.Hackman says that FIPAG last year issued a statement dissociating itself from the Ghana Movie Awards and also instructing all its members not to submit their works for the Ghana Movie Awards (GMA).
He told told NewsOne newspaper: “We cannot prevent our members from attending, it is an event and anyone can attend. We noticed that some of our members’ names were mentioned and we the executives were looking from afar with eagle eyes just to see which of our members would have gone on stage to receive an award. FIPAG will descend hardly on any of our members who defied our directive and went ahead to submit their works. Sanctions would be issued against all such persons"
Two movies – Bachelors and Sisters at War—from Abdul Salaam Mumini, a staunch FIPAG member, got nominated at the 2014 GMA. The FIPAG boss stated that the association had to take that harsh decision to dissociate itself from the GMA due to how poorly its executive body had been treated in the past by Fred Nuamah, the organiser of the event.
He also disclosed that FIPAG had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Multimedia Group Limited to help organise the Ghana Film Festival and Awards which would entirely be different from GMA. “Around November last year, FIPAG signed an MoU with the Multimedia Group Limited to help organise the Ghana Film Festival and Awards. There will be festivals that will start from the Northern Region right down to the south, before the award event itself,” he said.