Movie producer and filmmaker, Ivan Quashigah, has joined calls by colleagues to have federal government support people in the Creative Arts Market, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In accordance to him, people in the business who, for sometime now have been providing careers for a lot of Ghanaians, have been strapped for money due to the fact the ban on public accumulating came into power.
“It’s not like we can operate from house, you have to be on established, we have to be in the enhancing studio to get the job done, we get the job done as teams. Most of the time when we are taking pictures commercials, we have more than 25 folks on set, so it is really hard (at this time),” he explained to George Quaye on Pleasure FM’s Showbiz A-Z on Saturday.
Ivan Quashigah stated that he and many other colleagues are battling to pay their staff since their contracts and tasks have been indefinitely set on hold.
“It is vital that the government really should understand the role that creatives play in the region and assist us. We want that now critically,” he said.
The ‘Things We Do For Love‘ producer said, many of them may well have to lay off workers if help does not come including that, folks will go hungry and the influence would be much greater on the financial state.
Mr Quashigah, nonetheless, mentioned that some creative arts persons for the meantime, are looking for other progressive ways to push their function and earn some profits.