A creative arts and entertainment conglomerate, Zylofon Media, has acquired the franchise of the annual Ghana Movie Awards.
This was announced at the unveiling of actors James Gardener, Benedicta Gafah, Bibi Bright, Toosweet Annan and Zynnell Zuh as ambassadors for the company.
“As people who have franchise for a particular award scheme, the best you can do is to contribute to that sector. We cannot run a movie awards when we don’t have anything doing with movies. It is our plan that we put out our own movies on the market,” Head of Communications for Zylofon Media, Samuel Atuobi Baah said.
He however indicated that there will not be any issue of conflict of interest being franchise owners and producers of movies since an independent board will be set up, adding that no member of Zylofon Media will be on the board.
“If you are a competent organization organizing any awards scheme, there is no way you will put your own people on the board. If we are going to do Ghana Movie Awards and we have competent and great names like KSM, Kwao Ansah on the board, I’m not sure you can tell them to honor a movie because you own it. Because no member of Zylofon is going to be on the board, we trust that the people who will sit on the board will do justice to the business we’ve tasked them to do,” he noted.
Zylofon Media sponsored the 2016 Ghana Movie Awards and was part of pre-production and general organization of the event.