Ghana pitching to have Tyler Perry build a studio in Ghana – Govt
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, is currently engaging a team at the Tyler Perry Studios on the possibility of building a film studio in Ghana, Deputy Minister, Mark Okraku-Mantey, has revealed.
The Deputy Ministry said the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) CEO, Yofi Grant, recently led a delegation from Ghana to visit and tour Tyler Perry Studios in the United States of America.
According to him, “We are pitching to the Tyler Perry team to consider Ghana if they have to build a studio outside the USA, that is the conversation now. The business development manager met the team and because of this conversation, she is coming to Ghana next month”.
Speaking on Joy Fm, he said alongside the Ministry of Tourism, the GIPC team engaged a team from the camp of Tyler Perry to consider Ghana in their next line of action.
The Deputy Minister further revealed that Mr. Yofi Grant led a delegation including the CEO of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Dr. Afua Asabea Asare, executives from the Ghana International Chamber of Commerce (GHICC), and the Ghana Council of Georgia members at the studios.
He added that they later met with Elon D. Johnson, Senior Creative Executive of Production and Development at the Tyler Perry Studios.