Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Regulations 1994

  • This version was replaced on 1 November 2017 to make corrections to rules 10(5)(b), 51(1), and 54 under section 25(1)(j)(ii), and (k) of the Legislation Act 2012.
38 On posters and other advertising material

(1)

Subject to subclause (4), this regulation applies to any poster or other advertising material that is used or intended for use in relation to the advertising to the public of any film in respect of which a label has been issued.

(2)

Every poster or other advertising material to which this regulation applies shall show the content of the label issued in respect of the film advertised in the poster or material, which content shall be shown in accordance with the following requirements:

(a)

in the case of a film to which a rating has been assigned, the poster or material shall show—

(i)

the rating symbol applicable to the film; and

(ii)

any description assigned to the film:

(b)

in the case of a film that has been classified as a restricted publication, the poster or material shall show—

(i)

the classification symbol applicable to the film; and

(ii)

any description assigned to the film:

(c)

the content of the label shall be easily readable by persons at a reasonable distance from the poster or material, having regard to the size and nature of the poster or material:

(d)

unless the Classification Office otherwise directs, the content of the label shall appear adjacent to the title of the film:

(e)

in the case of a poster, the content of the label shall be imposed on the poster by means of printing, photographic reproduction, or stamp impression, or shall be printed on a slip of paper securely attached to the poster, and in every such case every constituent letter and figure shall be at least 2 cm in height:

(f)

in the case of any advertising material published in any newspaper, the smallest letter or figure used as part of the symbol indicating the rating or classification of the film to which the material relates shall be of type no less than 6 points.

(3)

Notwithstanding anything in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) of subclause (2), in the case of any advertising material—

(a)

published in any newspaper; or

(b)

in the form of a programme or brochure; or

(c)

in any other printed document advertising 2 or more films,—

the provisions of those paragraphs shall, in addition to requiring the rating symbol or, as the case requires, the classification symbol, be deemed to require an explanation of the symbol, in the terms of the relevant paragraph of regulation 12(1) (in the case of a rating symbol) or the actual classification of the film (in the case of a film classified as a restricted publication), to appear,—

(d)

in the case of advertising material published in a newspaper, on the same page as the material; or

(e)

in every other case, in the programme, brochure, or other printed document in such a manner as to clearly relate to the material.

(4)

Nothing in this regulation applies to—

(a)

any film slick that is affixed to, or inserted inside any sleeve of, any display case:

(b)

any trailer:

(c)

any radio or television advertising.