No More Rubbish Content on TV Beginning May 1 - Socrate Sarfo
Chairman of NFA, Socrate Sarfo has come good on his threat to properly censor TV content sequel to the Kasoa killing saga
Socrate Sarfo has announced, through the National Film Authority, that there will be no unclassified audiovisual content shown on television stations, cinema theatre, or movie screenings as of May 1, 2021.
This comes to the sequel to the Kasoa killing where the chairman blamed the nature of tv content for the incident.
In the statement, signed by Chair of the Film Classification Committee, Socrates Safo on Wednesday, April 7, 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 be previewed and classified before the 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 center 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 examination and classification at least 21 days before the intended exhibition,” the statement said.
"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.” It said.