How to Register as Filming Agent/Company in Kenya. To register, the applicant has to contact the Kenya Film Classification Board offices. The applicant has to make sure he or she has all the required documents that are required for this process to be successful and it can be found under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
Film is a powerful vehicle for entertainment and education. It grants us the opportunity to reflect on the diverse cultures around us and opinions of society. Over the last two decades, the Film Industry in Kenya has experienced tremendous growth with increased production of content by both local and foreign film companies. Some of the famous films and documentaries produced in Kenya include: the legendary local television series, Vioja Mahakamani; the captivating wildlife documentary, Big Cat Diaries; the inspiring movie, The First Grader; and the relatable and humorous series, Njoro wa Uba among many others.
Procedure to Register as Filming Agent/Company in Kenya
- To register, the applicant has to contact the Kenya Film Classification Board offices.
- The applicant has to make sure he or she has all the required documents that are required for this process to be successful and it can be found under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
- Payment of appropriate fees should be made and that can be found under the “Fees” section of this page or in the Films And Stage Plays Act Subsidiary Legislation.
- On Completion of this process, the applicant will be notified whether the application has been approved as it is, or if it requires certain corrections or if it has been rejected.
Required Documents for Filming Agent/Company
- Duly filled application form
- Certificate of company registration
- V.A.T. Certificate
- Professional Certificates for the officials
Office Locations & Contacts
- Film Licensing Officer
- Kenya Film Classification Board,
Uchumi House 15 Floor
P.O. Box 44226-00100, Nairobi,
Tel: 020 2250600/2241804
Fax: +254 20 – 2251258
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
LIST OF REGISTERED LOCAL FILM AGENTS IN KENYA
A person or company that wants to operate as a Filming Agent/Company
Fees – Filming Agent/Company
Validity – Filming Agent/Company
Documents to Use
Application for Registration of Filming Agents and Companies
Applications should be addressed to Film Licensing Officer, Kenya Film Classification Board
The application form should be completed in block letters.
- Name of Company
- Telephone No
- Physical Location
- State previous experience in film making by indicating some production in which you have participated.
- Name /names of officials in your film company who have training and experience in film making techniques.
- Whether your organization owns any filming equipment (e.g. cameras, generators, sound equipment etc).
- List of expatriates employed or who are directors/partners in your organization.
- Name of Insurance Company (if applicable)
Need for the Document
An Agency is a company which represents the interests of actors, singers, sports people etc.
A production company is literally a company which produces entertainment be it TV, movies or music.
Related Laws And Other Documents
Films And Stage Plays Act Cap 222
Others – Filming Agent/Company
The Kenya Film Classification Board, a state corporation under the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts is mandated by Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of Laws of Kenya to regulate the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution and exhibition of films in the country with a view to promote national values and morality.
The Films and Stage Plays Act has empowered the Board to:
- Regulating the creation, broadcasting, distribution, exhibition and possession of film and broadcast content by:
- Classifying TV and radio programmes as stipulated in the Programming Code for free-to-air Radio and TV Services in Kenya
- Classifying all non-programme matter, namely commercials, infomercials, documentaries, programme promotions, programme listings, community service announcements and station identifications.
- Ensuring that content which depicts, contain scenes or are of the language intended for adult audience are not aired during the watershed period
- Giving consumer advise by empowering film and broadcast content consumer with knowledge to make informed choices
- Registering and licensing film agents, local and international filmmakers, distributors and exhibitors.
- Prescribing and developing guidelines on film and broadcast content regulation in the country.
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