April 20, 2021
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UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO-VISUALS TV PROGRAMMES TO BE BANNED EFFECT …

The National Film Authority has sent notice to all media houses that beginning from 1st May 2021, no television station, cinema theatre or movie screening center shall show any unclassified audio-visual content.

This is in line with the Development and Classification of Film Act 935, which states that all audiovisual content shall be previewed and classified before exhibition.

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Such audio-visual content include feature films, short films, TV series, selected TV programs, documentaries, advertisements, music videos meant for public exhibition and broadcasting.

The directive comes after several consultations with various stakeholders of the audiovisual industry in Ghana.

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The National Film Authority has therefore given a directive that a right owner, licensee or assignee who desires to exhibit an audio-visual content shall submit the content to the Film Classification Committee for examination and classification at least twenty-one days before the intended exhibition.

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It stressed that anyone who fails to comply with the set rules shall be subject to the Offences and Penalties in Section 27 of the Development and Classification of Film Act 935.

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