Movie Industry Not For ‘Non-Serious’ People – Ghallywood Boss


BY Etsey Atisu

The Founder and President of the Ghallywood Africa Film Village (AFV), Mr. William Akuffo, has stressed that acting is not for ‘non-serious’ people but an industry for people with talent and passion to act and serve in it.

He said, while the movie industry had become quite competitive and more attractive than it was some years back, a number of person are not in it for the glory, but for reasons such as amassing wealth and chasing fame.

Mr. Akuffo, was speaking with this paper recently to announce enrollment into the Academy of Film Acting, during its seventh batch of admissions in courses such as; Acting, Modeling, and Script Writing; Editing (Digital Editing), and Script Writing; and Makeup/Special Effect.

The rest are Camera, Still & Video, and Script Writing; and Directing & Script Writing.

He announced that the admission and tuition fees are GH¢600 and GH¢800 respectively while boarding facility (two in a room) costs GH¢350.

“To enroll in AFV, you must submit half of the tuition fees for the semester which is non-refundable not later than two (2) weeks after receipt of admission letter from the school.

“The main objective of this school is to give potential students the maximum opportunity to expand their creative art through an extremely intensive training, hence potential students are advised to apply early, since the number of students to be admitted is restricted,” he advised.

He also indicated that for students who are not admitted, their deposits would be refunded, while the school offers free daily transportation to day students, commuting from points such as Circle, 37, Accra Mall, Tema Roundabout and Prampram.

Closing date for admission is December 14 this year, while forms can be acquired from the Ghallywood campus and some selected radio stations in Accra.

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