Film agencies clash in new licence fees row - 9 months ago, 23 Maý 17:08

By: Annie Njanja

The Kenya Film Commission (KFC) has hit out at the film classification board’s bid to introduce licence fees and stringent regulations for film- makers.

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) last week issued a 14 days’ notice to film makers creating videos meant for public exhibition without a valid licence to comply or face the full force of law.

KFC in a strongly worded statement yesterday said the classification board’s move would curtail development of the nascent sector.

“We feel strongly that KFCB has become too obsessed with introducing fees for every work of art thereby curtailing every effort of industry players both existing and upcoming to eke a living from creative content,” said KFC in the statement released Wednesday.

KFC is legally mandated to promote the film industry, while KFCB is the sector regulator.

The statement puts the two State agencies at loggerheads.

The classification board said any persons or company found ...
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