Changes to rating system coming

posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 25, 2007 at 5:00 am

After years of secrecy, the MPAA is finally making some changes and allowing more information on their ratings system to be available to the public. Possibly because of the popular 2006 documentary, “This Film is Not Yet Rated”, the association will start disclosing the identities of its senior members and enlarge their appeals board.

The secretive movie ratings system—the bane of Hollywood filmmakers, who often complain that its judgments are inconsistent—is about to get an overhaul.

For the first time in its 38-year history, the group that operates the system plans to make its ratings rules and regulations public. It will also describe the standards for each rating, and detail the appeal process.

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