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Leila Djansi Threatens To Sue Distributors

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  1. blackpearl

    blackpearl oloju come and do

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    Ghanaian filmmaker of international repute Leila Djansi has threatened to go to court to seek redress in an issue involving her and Distributors Guild of Ghana, a body responsible for film distribution in Ghana.

    The body has allegedly stopped its member, Abdul Salam, producer and CEO of Venus Film, who is about to distribute Leila Djansi’s ‘Ties That Bind’, from releasing the film.

    Last week, the group allegedly cautioned its members not to work with Leila, a mafia style move which is known by Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG).

    The group is fighting Leila Djansi because of a certain comment she made about working with one of the members of the group and her opinion about distribution in Ghana.

    Leila allegedly lost a huge amount of money to one of the guild’s members, and made a comment on it on Facebook.

    For Leila, she was exercising her constitutional right, the freedom to express herself against treatment being meted out to her and her business through underhand tactics.

    The group said Leila should render an unqualified apology to them before they would allow her to distribute the film through its channels.

    Leila told Peace FM’s Entertainment Review on Saturday that she had already sold the film to Abdul Salam and had taken her money.

    Also, she said she could have distributed the film via an independent channel.

    But for the sake of Abdul Salam who had already paid for the film, she had sent the group a written apology, which copy NEWS-ONE has intercepted.

    She added that they will seek redress in a court of law if the distributors refused to allow Abdul to release the film.

    Meanwhile, Leila said she didn’t consider her comment on how she was treated by the group’s member and her views on the entire system as an insult.

    NEWS-ONE had published the comment and review before and will repeat it sometime this week. The paper will also publish the apology letter.

    -news1ghana.com/?p=22793
     
  2. Abike

    Abike Well-Known Member

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  3. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    this is ridiculous.
    someone needs to set up an effective method of distribution and thumb their noses at these back@$$ people who think they can stop someone's work because of a perceived insult.
    WTF?!

    i don't know this woman but i'm mad on her behalf. :angry:
     
  4. kaymax

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    Would this be the Ghana constitution, please forward a copy so that I may review and advise whether she should seek 'legal redress'. 10q
     
  5. Dsampler

    Dsampler D. Ultimate Naija Ruler

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    :roll:roll

    Angela81 is not gonna like this at all. Her girl's "constitutional rights" being laughed at like this??????? Hell! No!
     
  6. ssergit

    ssergit ..still The Drama Queen!

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    i've seen the posters around town, been meaning to get a copy, but NOT from those hawkers on the street. This is one movie I will buy an original or nothing because my girls are rocking in it! OmoT, Ebbe and Leila!
     
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