Following a press release from some executive members of the Film Directors Guild of Ghana concerning their withdrawal from the guild, renowned movie director, Frank Fiifi Ghabin has established that, the association is dead.
Frank Fiifi Ghabin, a former member of FDGG and current communications director for the Creative Authors and Directors Association of Ghana(CADAG) said the group has been dissolved as it has lost most of its prominent member to CADAG.
“Most of their members seems to have retired from the industry. Active directors who are making movies in the industry now, are those who have left FDGG”, he alleged.
He further stated that, the organization should be renamed from FDGG to Richard Boateng and Friends Association since the only remaining members of FDGG are acquaintances of its president, Richard.
However, according to Haruna Seidu, member of the guild, the association is still in existence as they are putting in place measures to make the guild stronger.
“We are still strong. We don’t have to speak for ourselves, our works will speak for us. FDGG is not dead”, he asserted.
“To our members who claim to have quit, we still recognize them as part of us since they have not officially resigned from the association” Haruna added.
At the time of the formation of the association, the guild had Nana Ama McBrown, Van Vicker, Moses Amoh Asuman, Kofi Asamoah, Blackmore Anthony Ayivor, Christian Kweku Somanyo and many others as executive members.
However, after the exit of several members of the group, Haruna still maintains that, FDGG is still working and geared towards the betterment of the movie industry.