Thursday, September 10, 2009
Ratings symbols sent back to the drawing board
Remember those real ratings symbols for Thailand's new motion-picture ratings system?
Well, they aren't so real anymore. They have been sent back to the drawing board by the Cabinet, which has asked the Culture Ministry to come up with a design that is universal and can be easily comprehended by both Thai people and foreign moviegoers who can't read the Thai alphabet.
While the age-related symbols, 13+, 15+, 18+ and 20+ are fairly clear in their meaning, the first two symbols, for the "promote" (Rated P) and "general" (Rated G) are problematic.
In an item today, Daily Xpress says Bioscope magazine is holding a brainstorming meeting starting at 1pm on September 22 at TK Park at CentralWorld. Officials from the film board will be on hand to hear suggestions on the new symbols.