KFCB Changes Role Of Film Agents To Help Youth

The Kenya Film Classification Board has redefined the roles of film agents in the country with the aim of creating more opportunities for the youth and opening up the industry.

KFCB acting Chief Executive Officer Christopher Wambua says agents will no longer issue licenses to content creators but will instead be confined to providing international standard services to foreign films and television producers.

Initially, agents were needed to register as film agents or seek the services of a registered local film agent, something Wambua believes hasn’t been rewarding.

“Although film agents are recognised as important players in the film sector globally, their role, in most jurisdictions, is typically confined to facilitating foreign film and television producers…the obtaining situation is in contrast with global best practices,” said Chris Wambua.

The new agent rules would become effective starting from October 1st.

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