No television station shall show unclassified contents from next month
The Film Classification Committee headed by experienced movie producer, Socrate Safo has vowed not to allow television stations among others to show any unclassified audiovisual content from 1st May 2021.
Socrate in a statement yesterday said a right owner, licensee or assignee who desires to exhibit an audiovisual content shall submit the content to the film classification committee for examination and classification at least 21 days before the intended exhibition.
“As it is stated in the Development and Classification of Film Act 935, all audiovisual content shall previewed and classified before exhibition. After several consultations with various stakeholders of the audiovisual industry in Ghana, the general public is hereby expected to note the following;
“From 1st May 2021, no television station, cinema theater or movie screening centre shall show any unclassified audiovisual content.
“Such audiovisual content includes feature films, short films, TV series, selected TV programmes, documentaries advertisement, music videos, meant for public exhibition and broadcasting.
“A right owner, licensee or assignee who desires to exhibit an audiovisual content shall submit the content to the film classification committee for exmanination and classification at least 21 days before the intended exhibition,” the statement said.
It added “Anyone who fails to comply with the set rules shall be subjected to the Offences and penalties in section 27 of the Development and Classification of Film Act 935.”