Normally for a movie to be interesting, it calls for a good producer and vice versa. With this, a movie producer plays a very important role in the production of a movie.
In Ghanaian movies, producers have been producing very interesting movies which are worth watching. With the movies that they produced, ranging from movies with captivating story, a more logical movie to a real-life situation movie, Ghanaian producers have been tremendously good.
Like all other movie producers, Ghana movie producers oversee the production of the movie. Ghana movie production plan and coordinate various aspects of the movie production. And these include selection of the movie production.
And these include selecting of scripts, coordinating of writing of scripts, directing and editing, and arranging for their finances.
The producer finds and selects promising material for development during the “discovery stage”, afterwards, the produce has to hire a script writer and oversee the development of the script writer and oversee the development of the script.
The producer will then lead a pitch to secure the financial backing to allow production to begin. The following include the list of top Ghanaian movie producers:
- LYDIA FORSON
Lydia Forson is a Ghanaian actress, writer, and as well as producer. She was born in 24 October 1984. Being an actress and also a producer has helped her in her movie producing career. Lydia Forson has won prestigious awards which include 2010 African Movie Academy Award Best Actress in a lead role, 2012 Ghana Movie Awards Best Screenplay in The Cupboard.
- KOFI ASAMOAH
Kofas as he is popularly known in the movie industry is a Ghanaian writer, award-wining film director and film producer. Kofi Asamoah is the CEO and Creative Director of Kofas Media, Television, a Film and Advertising Production Company. He was born on 27th March 1987 in Assin Anyinabrem, Ghana. The movie producer has worn so many awards which include 2016 Best Movie Director of the year Ghana, 2019 Best Director (FILM).
- FRED NUAMAH
Fred Nuamah is best known for his role in the movie “The Game”. He is a Ghanaian film director, actor, and producer. Fred Nuamah was born 5th November 1975. Fred Frederick Kwaku Nuamah as his real name is the co-founder and CEO of Ghana Movie Awards, an annual award that recognises excellence in the Ghanaian film industry.
- CHRIS ATTOH
Chris was born as Christopher Keith Nii Attoh. He was born on May 17, 1974. Chris Attoh is a Ghanaian actor, producer, on-air personality and a television presenter. He is popularly known as “Kwame Mensah” in Nigerian soap opera.
- SHIRLEY FRIMPONG MANSO
Shirley Frimpong Manso is a Ghanaian movie producer, writer and movie director. Born on 16 March 1977, she is the founder and CEO of Sparrow Productions, a film television and advertising production company. She has won awards which include 6th African Movie Academy Award, best director, 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, best video editor and best movie director. The film producer is also a principal of Sparrow Station, a video streaming service for African entertainment from Sparrow and other African producers.
- VERONICA QUARSHIE
Veronica Quarshie was born as Veronica Martha Agowa Quarshie. She is a Ghanaian veteran producer, director and screenwriter. Veronica Quarshie is known to have changed the then status quo of storylines where women were portrayed as back benchers. She changed these to women who own their space.
- JULIET IBRAHIM
Juliet Ibrahim is a Ghanaian is a Ghanaian actress movie producer, singer and humanitarian of Lebanese. She is Ghanaian and Liberian descent. In 2010, she won the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards for her role in 4 play. According to a A-listers Magazine, she was been referred to as the “Most Beautiful West Africa Woman”.
- LEILA DJANSI
Born as Leila Afua Djansi, she is an American and Ghanaian filmmaker who started her film career in the Ghana film industry. She was born 1981. Her first film was awarded a 2009 Worldfest platinum Award for the film “Grass Between My lips, a story of female circumcision and early marriage.
- AKOFA EDJEANI ASIEDU
Akofa Edjeani is a Ghanaian vetran film actress, and an entrepreneur. Her production “Not My Daughter “a film about female genital mutilation, won best short Film award at the African Movie Academy Awards.
- YVONNE NELSON
Yvonne Nelson is a Ghanaian actress, film producer, a model and an entrepreneur. She was born on 12 November 1985. She has several awards which include the 2008 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards as best Upcoming Actress, 2009 Joy Nite Fm Awards as Stars best Actress and others.