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Assignment 3C

  1. 1. Assignment 3C Race Regulations Act 1976 The race regulations act of 1976 was laws set to fight against racial discrimination within a working environment. This can be anything from an employer treating another employee in a favorable way or not employing, firing or not promoting someone because of his or her ethnicity. This relates to the film and/or TV industry because the employees need rights that protect them from discrimination and gives them equal opportunities. By this law being made the amount of racial discriminations have been decreased and there are laws, which defend people who are being treated unfairly. This law is very important in maintaining the integrity of a peaceful and harmonized work environment. This law prevents employers from discriminating against people purely based on their ethnicity. Broadcasting Act 1990 The broadcasting act of 1990 was laws that were set to reform the entire structure of British broadcasting, so that television business ownerships were less restricted and were allowed more leniency. This is why the independent broadcasting authority was replaced with independent television commission, which allows individuals the opportunity to own channels and radio authority. This relates to the film and television because of the change in the way that they are allowed to be owned, which is held by less restrictions. The decrease in restrictions allow independent television companies access to broadcast as much as other television companies. The independent television commission started to regulate non-terrestrial channels, whereas the independent broadcasting authority only regulated channel 4, ITV and British satellite broadcasting. Regulations are rules set and maintained by a higher authority, so that television companies don’t breach the set rules. The broadcasting act of 1990 is an important law because it caused the replacement of the independent broadcasting authority, which allowed other independent channels to be regulated and broadcasted. Obscene Publications Act 1959 Obscene publications act of 1959 was a law set to stop the offence of something being published that could ‚deprave and corrupt‛ the audience that are most likely to read, see or hear this offensive information. This could be like a film being broadcasted at early peak hours on a channel like BBC and showing a graphic pornographic scene. Due to the hours of it being broadcasted there is an increased chance that children will see the offence, which in this case is a pornographic scene, the obscene publications act of 1959 prevents this. The obscene publications act relates to the film and TV industry because this relates to broadcasting hours and the certificate rating of films. This relates to the broadcasting hours because some content can’t be shown at certain hours due to the how explicit the content and the amount of underage viewers at those times. Although some programs just aren’t
  2. 2. allowed to be broadcasted due to the disturbing nature of the events that occur through out the series, an example of a series that had been cancelled after one episode is ‘Ford Nation’, which was cancelled in November of 2013 because the mayor of Toronto was allegedly smoking cocaine. This law also relates to film in a similar way, but it determines the rating of certain films created, although certain films have to be banned due to how explicit and disturbing the content is. An example of a film that was banned due to its explicit and revolting content is ‘The Human Centipede‛, which had be banned, but after 30 cuts was allowed to be broadcasted under the certificate of 18. This law is important because it protects viewers from revolting explicit scenes that shouldn’t be viewed by accident. This law protects children from images that can make them mentally disturbed when they are older and reduces the risk of any childish recreational behavior. British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) British board of film classification or BBFC are an independent, non- governmental body that classifies cinema films, they have been doing this since 1912. Classification is the BBFC deciding whether or not a film is suitable for a particular audience, which means they have the final decision on what certificate a film is. The British board of film classification have to ensure that the films receive the correct certificate so that film companies can maximize their profit without breaching any rules of classification, which has to stop people too young from watching explicit things and allow be of age to watch things suitable for them. The British board of film classifications aim is to provide an accurate age certificate so that people too sensitive to the material aren’t exposed. This means before any footage can be broadcasted in any cinemas it has to be approved by BBFC and then given a final verdict whether its suitable for specific audiences or any if the footage is seen as extremely crude and vulgar. The BBFC are completely relevant to Britain’s film industry because the BBFC is the British version of film classification and prevents unethical films from being seen by those who wouldn’t want to see it. BBFC directly effect what is shown in cinemas, they analyze all footage and decide whether it’s suitable to be viewed before it can be broadcasted in cinemas. Ofcom (Of communications)- law enforcement, ASA suggests things to Ofcom, to enforce law. This means they have the power to decide to take down any broadcasted film or TV shows that breach rules that have been set. Ofcom’s aim is to stop explicit footage that is unsuitable for certain audiences to be broadcasted in a way that they can view it. Ofcom affects what we see on TV by banning things that are unsuitable for viewers. They also allow channels to be rebroadcasted if they are suitable to be broadcasted after specific changes. This means that Ofcom censor viewers from footage that is seen as too explicit to be viewed. Look back over 3A, 3B and 3C Over the course of this assignment I have learnt a vast range of interesting things that give me and enhanced insight of the TV and film industry. The most interesting thing that I learnt in ‘3A’ is the policies and procedures of programs being aired. The procedures are
  3. 3. set to stop channels from breaking proto call, which means that channels wont have to be approached by Ofcom. The most interesting thing that I learnt in ‘3B’ is the equal opportunities, which has taught me that employers are enforced to be fair to all employees and aren’t allowed to discriminate against anyone on and basis within the working environment otherwise they may face prosecution. The most interesting thing about ‘3C’ is obscene publications, which state that all creative creations that can be seen as obscene are not allowed to be broadcasted or published due to the content that may have a negative disturbing affect on the viewers. These are my favourite parts of this assignment because I feel like I understand them more than the rest and the information that I have learnt from them can be used and acknowledge when I see things that case speculation and controversy. Sources