Broadcast, Film and Convergence in Africa - Issue no 380 on 11 February 2022

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Afro-noir: Gold Coast Lounge rides the wave of new-found interest in African thrillers and crime drama

11 February 2022

Afro-noir: Gold Coast Lounge rides the wave of new-found interest in African thrillers and crime drama Broadcasters and streamers – particularly international streamers - are now looking at the thriller genre in Africa for new acquisitions and licensing deals. Russell Southwood spoke to Benjamin Cowley, CEO, Gravel Road about an unusual Ghanaian film from the genre called Gold Coast Lounge. Gold Coast Lounge is being represented by Gravel Road Distribution Group globally and is the sixth feature film for its director Pascal Aka. The director also acts in the film. Set in the nightlife of post-independent Ghana, a crime family…