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Govt invites Producers Guild to review self regulation of films and TV programmes

MUMBAI: The Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd. has been invited by the government for the 3rd meeting of the committee for reviewing codes and guidelines. The meeting will be held on 16 January, 2006.

An official release states that the centre has invited luminaries from the Guild including president Amit Khanna and noted filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt to share their productive views and suggestions on this crucial issue.

The meeting also involves people representing a large spectrum of society such as Prasar Bharati, National Commission for Women, Advertising Standards Council of India, Cable Operators Federation of India, Consumer Coordination Council and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

The Guild has been discussing on various critical matters concerning the entertainment industry with the government. These include the guidelines governing program and advertising codes under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act 1995 and certification of films prescribed under Cinematograph Act, 1952.

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