The 2013 Ghana Movie Awards was officially launched on Tuesday December 3, at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra. The main event is scheduled for Monday, December 30th, 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre. Present at the launch were the Minister for Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts- Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare; Mr. Steve Asare Hackman, President of Film Producers Association, plus a host of celebrities including John Dumelo, Sonnie Badu, James Gadner, Ekow Smith Jnr., Vivian Achor, Eddie Nartey, etc.Addressing the media on what to expect at the Ghana Movie Awards 2013, General Manager of the Company, Prince Tsegah, said: “We are promising nothing but a very entertaining and concise four-hour-package, which would start at 8pm prompt; irrespective of the number of people present in the hall at 8pm on December 30th”In her keynote Address, the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare who endorsed the event, said: “Ghana Movie Awards has soon become the biggest annual event in the film industry, where the entire industry looks forward to.”She continued: “It is my expectation that events like this would help encourage businessmen to invest into the industry, in addition to the advocacy for Government’s assistance and policies to court film studios to come to this country for productions; which would further open up the landscapes and create jobs for local film crews”The Minister hinted that she had already constituted a committee that is drafting a legal and regulatory framework for the creative arts industry. “Also my Ministry is working closely with the Ministry of Information and Media Relations, and Industry stakeholders to ensure that the Draft Cinematography and Film Bill is passed into Law”, she hinted.President of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG), Mr. Steve Asare Hackman, used the opportunity to hint about plans he has for FIPAG, and its affiliation with Ghana Movie Awards. The final list of Nominees will be released at MAG Nominee Party 2013 at Golden Tulip on December 14, 2013.
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