Actress Jasmine Baroudi is disgusted by treatment from some movie producers and has vowed to proceed to court.
The actress in a lengthy message share on Instagram details of how she feels cheated by some producers after shooting movies.
She recounts how she travels miles to shoot movies under unfavorable conditions only to chase them around for her pay after the shooting is complete.
Jasmine alleged that, some notable actors and actress get paid right after shooting, while they who are deemed seemingly unpopular are ignored.
“I feel appalled and angry with the way some of the production houses treat some of us. I really don’t understand if they think I would wake up early for days, drive to locations, sometimes ridiculously far to shoot, and they don’t pay my transport.
“Sometimes the food they even feed us with is questionable. [As if that was not enough] they give us excuses when it comes to paying us!!,”she said in the post.
Jasmine, obviously fed up with these developments has threatened to sue all production houses who owe her.
“I ‘ve 2 contracts here and by the end of this month, I will involve my lawyers even if its to collect GHC1.00!
“It’s the principle here that matters. I am tired of some directors and producers treating us like we’ve nothing to do than chase them for what is rightfully ours!
“We are not working for free. We are not working because we wanna be pointed at and called celebrities then go home hungry! Enuf is enuf!,” she fumed.
Read full message in post below.
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Good Mornin.My name is Jasmine Jamila Baroudi,a GHANAIAN actress and I feel appalled and angry with the way some of the #production houses treat some of us.i really don't understand if they think I would wake up early for days,drive to location,sometimes some ridiculously far location to shoot,an mind you,they don't pay my transport and sometimes the food they even feed us with is questionable only for them to give us excuses when it comes to paying us!!I am not working for free!am I? Are we? Why shd other #actors on d same set be given their pay in full and yet some of us ve to be chasing n begging for our money?it is the celebrity status you fnk i am.looking for?will this status put.food on my table?No it wont!! Why do u give is #contracts knowing clearing that you don't intend to keep to Ur side of the contract?Are we joking or playing? I 've 2 contracts here and by d end of this month,I will involve my lawyers even its to collect 1gh!It's the principle here that matters. I am tired of some directors and producers treating us like we ve nothing to do than chase them for is rightfully ours! We are not working for free.We r not working cuz we wanna be pointed at n called celebrities then go home hungry! Enuf is enuf! Like I said,the 2 production houses that owe me,you know wat to do! #payus actors what we rightfully work for and if for some reason you are not ready to pay,pls don't shoot!I have paid my dues! All they care about is themselves so now i am.also looking out for #METoo. I love my job.I am serious abt my job.I want to help the Industry grow but this,is #UNACCEPTABLE.i will NOT work for free again! That's my stand! What do i ve to loose?cuz what am I gaining anyway?? Respect us for we all need each other.there is no actors without production houses or vice versa,therefore this shd not be a problem . Like I said the production houses that owe me,#pay me what is rightfully mine.i will take a different action Shd i see my image on screen esp since I 've not received the rest of my #pay.If you don't see my point or where I am coming from,then u r not worth my time.Thank u #ghana#africa#actors#productionhouses#respectsomeofus#iloveacting