KFCB Meets African Creative Television Programme Director
Mr. Steffan Horowitz, the Programme Director of the African Creative Television (ACTV) initiative, today 12th February 2024, paid a courtesy call to the Kenya Film Classification Board, at the Board's Uchumi House offices.
Mr. Horowitz, who was accompanied by Ms. Danielle Odhiambo, American Centre Director, Public Diplomacy Section, gave highlights of ACTV's initiatives.
The ACTV's mission revolves around capacity building in the film industry, specifically training and upskilling the current generation of TV creators across the African continent, by providing skills and experience, necessary to produce high-quality content that can compete on the global stage.
Kenya is among the four African Nations targeted by the ACTV's initiative, alongside Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa, focusing mainly on the TV series component.
The KFCB team, led by the Corporate Communications Manager, Ms Nelly Muluka, took the duo through the Board's regulatory mandate, programs and campaigns, and all the filming requirements in Kenya.
Also deliberated upon were the existing production gaps in Kenya and how ACTV's initiative can assist in bridging the same.
The Kenya Film Classification Board is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Creative Economy and Sports, mandated to regulate film and broadcast content in Kenya, with the key objective of protecting children from exposure to inappropriate content, as well as ensuring that content conforms to Kenya’s culture, National values and aspirations