Celebrated Ghanaian filmmaker and founder/ CEO of Sparrow Productions –Shirley Frimpong – Manso, is on the hunt for the next big actor in Ghana.

Dubbed “Next Screen Star”, the programme is  “an acting talent development program with its sole purpose to unearth and create professional director’s actors”, according to an official statement.

Happening over five weeks, the event is in three parts: an acting workshop session, a grand audition session, as well as a film production session.Applications close on September 30.

Born in 1977 hin Kwass, Shirley has written and directed several Ghanaian classics including Life and Living it (2009), A Sting in A Tale (2009), Checkmate (2010), Potomanto (2013), Grey Dawn (2015), Rebecca (2016), among others.

She’s also worked on a number of widely-received productions for TV as Adams Apples (2011 – 2013) and V Republic (2014).  A multiple award-winner, Shirley is alumnus of the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), and os married to business partner Ken Attoh.

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