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Motion Pictures

Posted on:
11 July 2017

Two of my favourite colleagues retired recently. Please join me in taking a moment to remember their outstanding service.

In 2012, after more than 100 years of 35mm film, the movie industry converted to digital. BC theatres quickly installed digital projectors, and distributors stopped submitting 35mm films to us for classification. This meant the end of the road for our two 35mm projectors.

Motion Pictures

Posted on:
07 December 2015

Written by Consumer Protection BC’s Motion Picture Classification department

Often people don’t realize that we review and classify motion pictures that are exhibited in BC. We have a team of dedicated staff at Consumer Protection BC who review motion pictures. The law that speaks to this is called the Motion Picture Act. The fundamental public service of motion picture classification in BC has remained intact since its inception. Its practice, however, has evolved with changes in community standards and advances in education and technology.

Motion Pictures

Posted on:
08 September 2015

If you are taking your kids to a movie, do you usually check to see how the movie is rated and if there are any advisories? I sometimes take my niece or teen cousin to the movies and until I started working at Consumer Protection BC, I didn’t really understand what each rating meant. In this blog, I’ll show you how you can make an informed decision about a movie so that your whole party will enjoy the experience.

Motion Pictures

Posted on:
26 April 2011

You may not know that Consumer Protection BC approves adult films and videos in the province of BC.  We do this as part of our responsibilities under the Motion Picture Act, which is a law in BC created by government.  We perform a variety of activities under this legislation that helps restrict access to adult films and videos by younger audiences.