National PRO. for FIPAGspeaks on the show of telenovelas on TV stations
National PRO for Film Production Association of Ghana (FIPAG) Mr. Mawuli Ekpe Peter has debunked claims by critics that Televisions would be ceased from showing telenovelas effective 1st May, 2021.
According to him, the Films Classification board Chairman, Mr. Socrate sarfo served the movie industry a letter noticing them of their recent move.
The PRO on the contrary explained that the aim of the two agencies are not to stop the show of telenovelas on televisions but to classify every video and apportion specific times for it premier.
“It is a miscommunication that all telenovelas would be shown after 9.00pm”,
He said this move although would help movie producers market their content, it is also aimed at preventing children under age from watching unclassified adult videos.
In an interview with trendingghana.net a while ago, Mr. Ekpe further explained “that there are some videos children are not supposed to watch but because such videos are not classified, they end up watching without any restrictions”.
Mr.Ekpe’s comment came after the chairman for the Films Classification Board, Mr. Socrate Sarfo few weeks ago announced the ban on the show of unclassified foreign movies on Ghanaian televisions.
According to Mr. Sarfo, the laws preventing the premiere of unclassified videos to the public are going to be enforced strictly.
He made mention of the fact that all foreign movies (Series & Telenovelas ) must only be shown after 9.00pm because it does not depict or express the Ghanaian culture.
The chairman reiterated again that all music videos with ladies who are half naked would be ceased from premiering on day light effective May 1, 2021
According to the chairman, meetings, negotiations and agreements have over the years been established between the Ghana classification board and the Ghana Independent Broadcasting Association (GIBA) to embark on this exercise.
The chairman although reserved comments on the consequences for failure to adhere to this directives cautioned all the television stations and the producers to treat this as very important and act accordingly.
FIPAG P.R.O Mr. Ekpe (Abro) is hopeful this move would be of beneficiary to the movie industry in Ghana,and appealed to the media especially the television stations to adhere to this revelation.
In compendium, he called on all movie producers to register their productions with FIPAG.
Call the PRO on 0243302191.