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Motion Picture Act

Motion Picture Act Regulations

B.C. Reg. 260/86

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to present)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 7 January 1, 2017
Section 8 January 1, 2017
Schedule 1 January 30, 2013
Schedule 1 January 1, 2017
Schedule 2 January 1, 2017

 Section 7 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 293/2016, effective January 1, 2017.

Approval and decal fees

7   Subject to any applicable fees set by the administrative authority, the fees payable for the matters in Column 1 of Schedule 1 are the amounts set out opposite in Column 2.

[am. B.C. Reg. 184/2007, s. 2.]

 Section 8 (1) and (3.1) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 293/2016, effective January 1, 2017.

(1) Subject to any applicable fees set by the administrative authority, the fees payable for the matters in Column 1 of Schedule 2 are the amounts set out opposite in Column 2 or Column 3.

(3.1) The fee payable for a licence issued under subsection (3) (b) is one half of the fee prescribed in Schedule 2.

 Section 8 (3) and (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 293/2016, effective January 1, 2017.

(3) A licence referred to in Schedule 2 is valid for

(a) one year after its date of issue, or

(b) a period not exceeding 6 months after its date of issue if the director considers it to be in the public interest to issue an interim licence.

(4) A licence in respect of which a fee is paid under subsection (1), is not transferable, but a licence remains, with the consent of the director, valid when the licensee changes his location with respect to the new location.

 Schedule 1, Row (l) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 27/2013, effective January 30, 2013.

(l) For amendment of any record of a film kept by the Film Classification Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General.$25 for the first record change or amendment, and for each subsequent record change or amendment, $10.00 each.

 Schedule 1 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 293/2016, effective January 1, 2017.

Schedule 1

[en. B.C. Reg. 363/96, s. 8; am. B.C. Reg. 27/2013, Sch. 2, s. 4.]

COLUMN 1COLUMN 2
(a) For review of a motion picture, other than an adult motion picture, on 35 mm film or larger and submitted under section 2 (1) of the Act.$12.00 for the first 10 minutes plus $1.20 for each additional minute or part thereof for the first copy, and $6.00 for the first 10 minutes plus 60¢ for each additional minute or part thereof for each additional copy.
(b) For review of a motion picture, other than an adult motion picture, on under 35 mm film and submitted under section 2 (1) of the Act.$5.50 for the first 10 minutes plus 55¢ for each additional minute or part thereof for the first copy, and $2.75 for the first 10 minutes plus 28¢ for each additional minute or part thereof for each additional copy.
(c) For review of an adult motion picture (Restricted or Adult) intended for exhibition to more than one person at a time and submitted under section 2 (1) of the Act.$19 for the first 10 minutes plus $1.90 for each additional minute or part thereof, and $11.50 for the first 10 minutes plus $1.16 for each additional minute or part thereof for each additional copy.
(d) For review of an adult motion picture intended for exhibition to only one person at a time and submitted under section 2 (1) of the Act.$19 for the first 10 minutes plus $1.90 for each additional minute or part thereof for the first copy, and $11.00 for each additional copy.
(e) For review of a motion picture submitted under section 2 (1) of the Act for a single performance in the Province.$25
(f) For review of a motion picture intended for distribution to video retailers.$40
(g) For review of an adult motion picture submitted under section 3 (1) of the Act.$37 for the first 10 minutes plus $3.70 for each additional minute or part thereof.
(h) For each decal, certificate or other evidence of approval for each copy of an adult motion picture that was approved under section 5 (6) of the Act.$2
(i) For replacement of the certificate, licence or other evidence of approval for any type of film if the certificate or evidence has been lost or destroyed.$10
(j) For each stand-in approval.$10
(k) For review of each advertising trailer.$10
(l) For amendment of any record of a film kept by the Film Classification Branch of the Ministry of Justice.$25 for the first record change or amendment, and for each subsequent record change or amendment, $10.00 each.
(m) For review of an adult motion picture in any electronic digital format including, without limitation, a CD ROM, floppy disk and laser disk, submitted under section 3 (1) of the Act.$111 for the first one-half hour, plus $55.50 for each additional 15 minutes or part thereof of time spent by a classifier in reviewing the adult motion picture, to a maximum of $400.00.

 Schedule 2 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 293/2016, effective January 1, 2017.

Schedule 2

[en. B.C. Reg. 286/93, App. s. 2; am. B.C. Reg. 363/96, s. 9]

COLUMN 1COLUMN 2
On or before licence
expiry date
COLUMN 3
After licence
expiry date
(a) For a motion picture distributor's licence with no limitation on the annual number of films submitted, per year.$525$575
(b) For a motion picture distributor's licence restricted to the submission and distribution of the 6 title subjects, per year.$160$200
(c) For a motion picture distributor's licence restricted to the submission and distribution of a single title subject, per year.$25 
(d) For a motion picture distributor's licence with no limitation on the annual number of films submitted, but restricted to 16 mm films, per year.$160$200
(e) For a motion picture distributor's licence restricted only to the distribution of pre-recorded video tapes, per year.$160$200
(f) For an adult film distributor's licence, per year.$525$575
(g) For an adult film retailer licence (includes a video retailer licence), per year.$160$200
(h) For a video distributor's licence, per year.$160$200
(i) For a video retailer licence, per year.$58$80
(j) For a licence to operate a theatre, per year.$58$80
(k) For a licence to operate a theatre that exhibits to more than one person at a time motion pictures that are classified as restricted designated, per year.$160$200
(k.1) For a licence to operate a theatre that exhibits to only one person at a time motion pictures that are classified as restricted designated, per year.$160 for the first licence and $26 for each additional licence at the same location$200 for the first licence and $35 for each additional licence at the same location
(l) For a multipurpose distributor licence for the purposes of paragraphs (a), (d), (e), (f) and (h) of Column 1 of this schedule, per year.$575$625