We were told Spike Lee’s busy and can’t meet us –National Film Authority reacts

The National Film Authority say they made an effort to reach American producer Spike Lee when he came to Ghana.

In a press release, the Authority stated that they were excited to reach out, especially since they had been working in the past years to elevate Ghana’s film industry, positioning the country as a film and content destination.

However, the NFA said they were told Spike Lee was busy and would not be able to meet the Authority.

“We have become aware of a circular on the visit of Mr Spike Lee. As excited as we were to hear this news after he landed on air, the Authority’s CEO was on her way to meet Mr Lee to reiterate the positioning when the Authority was informed that his schedule was busy for the evening.”

“Given the circumstances, the Authority relayed a goodwill message from the CEO reiterating Ghana’s welcome and particularly the film industry and expressed our desire to commence a conversation.”

This comes after Spike Lee’s comments on the film industry went viral on Thursday.

Lee in an interview with Asaase radio had said that he had no idea Ghana had a vibrant film industry and was shocked to not have met anyone from the sector.

“I made the point that it was publicised that I was coming and no one approached me from the film office. I would have loved to meet the people in the film industry here [in Ghana].”

Many Ghanaians wondered why the film industry had failed to meet such a huge filmmaker who has broken boundaries and told some of Hollywod’s best stories.

Credit: myjoyonline.com


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