Zylofon Media has made known its intention to finance movie producers to put out the very best of productions to boost the industry and also enable them cross the borders of Ghana.
At a press conference organized to unveil the new signees of the firm on 30th June, Mr. Enoch Atakora, Head of Productions, Zylofon Media told the gathering that, one of the topmost objective of the company is to sponsor movie productions in Ghana and also to collaborate with all production houses. This he said will not only improve the kind of movies produced locally but will help Ghana compete effectively on the international market.
Enoch asserted that by sponsoring these movies, the faces of Zylofon (Zylofon satrs) get to be considered as first choice casts for those particular movies.
He went ahead to list Toosweet Annan, Zynell Zuh, Bibi Bright, Benedicta Gafah and James Gardiner as the first batch of actors the label has signed. Mr. Enoch Atakora stated that Zylofon has a three year contract with these actors, however they are free to undertake their individual projects.
As part of the signing package, there are strategic measures put in place to manage and lobby for gigs for the signed actors.
Sammy Flex, Public Relations Officer, Zylofon Media revealed to the press that, not only is it the agenda of the company to invest in music but also to produce movies. He stated that a lot of fortunes are being made out of movies although most people are of the view that, the movie market no more exists.
He also said that as it stands Zylofon is not signing on musicians till further notice as it is channeling some of its resources to the movie industry.
Source: Nii Ayi Mensah Lartey