Saturday, November 6, 2010

NOLLYWOOD AND GOLLYWOOD TO SIGN PEACE DEAL

Peace is finally on the way between Gollywood (Ghana) and Nollywood (Nigeria) as both parties have agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on what to charge when movies are done in both countries.

There has been a simmering face-off between movie makers of both countries ever since Gollywood introduced a $1,000 fee from foreign movie makers, especially those from Nollywood, in a bid to reduce the extent to which foreign movies had taken over the Ghanaian market.

Nigeria responded with a hefty amount for their counterparts in Ghana – an amount Ghanaian actor John Dumelo allegedly refused to pay when he was acting in Nigeria and was reportedly arrested.

Meanwhile, plans for a final decisive meeting either in Lagos or Accra has been confirmed.

“We are brothers and we will forever remain brothers. It is a free enterprise; we just need to sort a few things out.” Arinze (Actors Guild of Nigeria President) was quoted as saying.

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