The governing board of the National Film Authority (NFA), chaired by David Dontoh, will inaugurate the Film Classification Committee into office today, Thursday, May 14, 2020.
The twelve-member Film Classification Committee was set up by the governing board of the NFA to regulate the exhibition of films in the country.
The inaugural ceremony of the committee, which is expected to be graced by some selected stakeholders in the creative arts industry, would be held at the Accra Tourism Information Center at 10am.
The Film Classification Committee is an instrument under the NFA with the purpose of classifying all audiovisual materials such as movies, television programmes and music videos among others for public viewing.
The President of the NFA, David Dontoh, said that the classification committee was a necessary arm of the NFA and would bring sanitization to viewers in Ghana.
The committee is headed by popular film producer, Socrate Safo, who is also the Director of Creative Arts responsible for programmes and projects at the Commission for National Culture.
Mr. Safo’s role, among others, is to spearhead the committee in ensuring an effective classification of films and audiovisual contents that comes into the Ghanaian market and in our media landscape.
Members of the Classification Committee include representatives from the office of the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Information Service Department, National Commission on Culture, National Film and Television Institute, Film Producers Association, Ghana Police Service, Copyright Office, Christian Council, Federation of Muslim Council, Traditional Religious Authority, Ministry of Gender and Children and Social Protection and the National House of Chiefs.
Source: Daily Guide
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