A non-governmental organisation, The African Film Consortium (TACF) is set to produce actors to take over the likes of top African actors like Omotola, Jim Iyke, Ramsey Nouah and others the continent is proud of.
The group, which has its membership drawn from 20 countries including Ireland and UK, has its headquarters in The Gambia.
TAFC is geared towards cultivating
creative and cultural sentiments to guide
African film making. This includes: providing assistance through film grants, community development, film festivals, exhibitions, awards, youth empowerment projects and career development.
In order to achieve this, TAFC will start three major film projects September 2012 in Liberia, The Gambia and Cameroon. This films are designed to help discover and train new talents in acting as well as other crew in the film making business across Africa.
The image maker of TAFC, Balah Omar told newsmen that efforts are being put together to ensure this initiative gets the needed awareness through the media across Africa.
The four major groups that will be connected to the foundation as it develops are: film makers and their networks, project volunteers, diverse community network/participating audience as well as sponsorship for individuals, organisations and public venues.
Some of their executives include;
Benson Fabusiwa – UK
Alhaji Ibrahim Musa -
Mykel parish Ajaere (President)
Yetnayet Bahru Gessesse – Ethiopia
Ibrahim Ceesay – The Gambia
Omar Oyin Bala – Nigeria
Neba Lawrence Mfolems – Cameroon
Samuel Ruffy Quansah Jr – Ghana