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KFCB AND KCAA TO WORK ON A FRAMEWORK AIMED AT PROMOTING THE FILM SECTOR

Kenya Film Classification Board CEO, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua led the Board’s management in a zoom meeting with the Director-General of Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), Capt. Gilbert M. Kibe yesterday and discussed areas and modalities for inter-agency collaboration that will ensure effective regulation of filming activities in Kenya. During the meeting, Dr. Mutua observed that collaboration between KFCB and KCAA will ensure a seamless process of clearance and licensing from the point of entry. He said inter-agency collaboration will also ensure that illegal filming activities don’t take place at the expense of genuine licensed filmmakers. The KFCB CEO noted that the Board and KCAA will find synergies in areas where the two agencies can collaborate in the proposed Aviation (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Regulations, 2020. On his part, Captain Kibe noted that from April 2020, those seeking clearance, unless ascertained otherwise, must submit a Filming License to KCAA before they are granted clearance to use drones to undertake filming activities. As part of establishing a collaborative interagency relationship; both institutions have designated contact persons that will work on the framework of operation. The two organizations will also find ways of collaborating in the process of clearing local Film Agents importing drones through foreign filmmakers to ensure that they contribute to the country’s GDP. The Board is collaborating with Communications Authority (CA), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Kenya Wildlife Service, (KWS) among other partners with inter-agency related mandates to create an ecosystem that is in synergy leading to efficiency in service delivery.