SOURCE: Toronto Pictures, Inc.

November 05, 2007 08:30 ET

Toronto Pictures Film Academy of Ghana Celebrates the Second Round of Graduations of Its Film Students With a Ceremony Held in Accra on October 20th and Attended by Chairman Bruno Pischiutta and President Daria Trifu

TORONTO--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - Toronto Pictures Film Academy of Ghana Limited, owned by Toronto Pictures, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TPICF), of Canada, was founded on the 4th of August 2005 through the collaborative efforts of Director Bruno Pischiutta, Executive Producer Daria Trifu and Screen-Writer (Evangelical Pastor) Kingsley Sam Obed.

The Film Academy's daily operations are managed by its CEO Kingsley Sam Obed while Bruno Pischiutta and Daria Trifu hold the respective positions of Chairman and President.

The Ceremony was attended by over 200 people amongst which were traditional rulers, kings and queens, members of the local press and Government officials. The event was also attended by the members of the Ghana Producers Association as well as by the Chairman of IGBO Community Association (Nigeria).

In particular, gracing this special occasion were the Commissioner and the Public Relations Representative for Human Rights & Administrative Justice Mrs. Hanna Bossman and Sam Bosomptwi, Mr. Kwesi Gibson Personal Assistant of Honorable Asamoah Boateng - Minister for Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Executive Members and the President of Ghana Actors Guide Mr. Samuel Odoi Mensah, His Royal Highness Tesehi Mantse, Ghanaian Actress and Personality Ms. Akofa Edjeanu Asiedu and Senior Int. Banker (Unibank) Mrs. Gladys Teni Makonnen. Also present were Rev. (Dr) Emmanuel Tetteh (Presiding Bishop, Messiah Int. Bible Church) and Rev. Samuel Nii Aryee (Grace Outreach Church).

Bruno Pischiutta and Daria Trifu, along with Kingsley Sam Obed and the lead actors of the feature film "Punctured Hope," Mr. Samuel Ruffy Quansah, Ms. Frost Asiedu and Ms. Tonye Agabo were interviewed by the national television network GTV for their "Breakfast Television" show. Also present was Broadcast Journalist Mr. Frank Aidem.

Local artists and Members of the Academy have designed and produced two prototype T-Shirts dedicated to Daria! magazine. The international Art, Entertainment & Business magazine, distributed throughout world film festivals, at special events and directly mailed to top media, world leaders and film executives, has featured several articles on topical African issues to date. It remains committed to addressing subjects of international interest that concern the African continent in its future editions.

The Graduation Ceremony was the first stop during an intensive 2-week trip by Pischiutta and Trifu to Ghana. Their agenda has included meetings with Government officials, press conferences, radio and TV interviews as well as an official address to the Academy members.

As part of Pischiutta and Trifu's efforts to sustain the development and growth of the Toronto Pictures Film Academy of Ghana, they brought valuable video equipment to be used in the future training of the students. In tandem with Toronto Pictures' commitment to donate 10% of the net profit of the feature film "Punctured Hope" for the development of infrastructure in the village of Kpobikope, on the outskirts of Accra, Pischiutta and Trifu met with the village's representatives and brought solar lamps for the habitants.

About Toronto Pictures, Inc.: Targeting a global audience, Toronto Pictures explores different cultures and addresses controversial issues of our time in dramatic format. Toronto Pictures develops, produces and markets Hollywood standard, 35 mm feature films. Additional information is available online at www.TorontoPictures.com and at www.DariaMagazine.com.

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