Content Management System Software In Movie Industry Computer Science Essay

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As earlier stated, for national development to take place and record reasonable and meaningful success, the program or plan. Its goals and objectives must be people-centered. The main contributors (through human and natural resource) to and the target beneficiaries of the projects in any development plan must be the people (especially in the rural areas which constitute over 70% of the nation's population and resources base) much as natural development has to be meaningful and have reasonable impact on the life of the beneficiaries, so also must it be fully supported by the people and be participated in by them to ensure total success. For this linkage to be established and for the requisite support to be "early" elicited, communication is the answer. Herein lies what could be described as the utilitarian connection or linkage, or better still, the implication of the film industry for national development, film (both video, cine and CD/DVD) being perhaps the most comprehensive of all communication media, combing sound and vision and other attributes simultaneously, as a powerful communication tools well-scripted, well package and well produced films could be made to motivate, mobilize and persuade a large number of people at both urban and rural centers on the philosophy, projects, goals objectives and benefits of not only national development in general but each and every significant aspect of the development plan. Where lack of interest, opposition or rejection is noticed, film and video production could be undertaken in the form of jingles for TV, public enlightenment films lets or direct information pieces for public consumption in order to achieve required attitudinal or behavioral changes that would lead to the acceptance or embrace of erstwhile rejected projects. Plans or programmed.

In effect the film industry or film production or film premise can be used to energies, invigorate or galvanize, sensitize or raise the consciousness of the populace to enhance national development. Thus, film can play a catalytic role in ensuring mass participation in or support for national development plan. Programmed or project.

It is necessary to note that national development efforts is also supported by substantial forging inputs be it in the form of manpower (consultant, skilled workers, technologists, technicians etc.). Finance or imported technology. A well articulated national development plan could be packaged into well-produced video or documentary film to "sell" the programme t to foreign investors and financial institution so as to attract the much needed foreign exchange, technical & technological aid and manpower inputs. In this respect, the foreign exchange earning power of films earlier alluded to beyond the commercial exportation of the commodity, it is a fact that well produced films (both features and documentaries) enhances the image of nations especially when such nations cultural legacies are well project through good films,. Which then becomes veritable instrument for tourism promotion


The industry has abundant materials which are readily available, because of its internet attributed as a powerful tool of communication film (production) for instance features regularly and prominently in three national policy the cultural policy and of course, the national film policy blue prints.

In actual fact the treatment of film in such a "three dimensional manner" could also be described as a way of asserting its importance and power as a medium for the propagation and enhancement of national growth and development.


We all known that the immense goodwill, fame, acceptance, authority, global modern cultural pre-eminence and other invisible or unquantifiable benefits that the USA has been enjoying for about five deals running or more have been derived as much from actual achievement in all fields of human Endeavour s they are due to the "Yankee"

Image packaged and glamorized by numerous American movies, both celluloid and Video. In contrast, the low esteem, inferior's racial syndrome or image and similar denigrating concepts globally perceived or entertained about Africa. Africans and people of African descent have all been greatly reinforced through movies, books and similar materials then by direct contacts.


With reference to national development, the main thrust of Nigeria's tripartite film policy blueprints could be summaries in a synthesized manner as follows


To establish a virile profit-oriented film industry which will

Serve as a vital instrument of national integration, unity and international image building

Protect & project our rich cultural heritage.

Serve as a tool of national cohesion,

Expand Nigeria's sphere of influence through export of our cultural values.

Serve as a vehicle for public enlightened, education and entertainment

Encourage the production and exportation of Nigeria films in view of the potential of film as a foreign exchange earner

Serve as a tool for national economic, social, cultural and political development.

Be carefully planned as not to be dominated by foreign cultural influence and their products of influence, drug addiction and indiscipline which are alien to our traditional value system.

Serve as a tool for the promotion of natural ethic/ethics as well as national mobilization.

Motivate the people by propagation ideas. Which promote national pride and consciousness?


In furtherance of it pursuit of policy objectives of ensuring that film and video in Nigeria contribute positively to national development the improvement of our national psyche, self-image and overall cultural well-being, the government also update that cinematograph law and regulations 1963/64 by bringing video works under it previews consequently, a permanent board in the form of parastatal to take charge of monitoring, regulating and controlling what Nigeria see on the small and big screen was set up with the promulgation of Decree of (Act) 85 of 1993.

The current national film and video censor board (NFVCB) decree that takes care of those activities was put into operation in 1994.

In updating the law that gave birth to the new censors Board. The three policy documents in which film featured as earlier mentioned, served as ready reference point for drafting lawyers, specific criteria, some of them draw from the policy documents, use set for the approval or disapproval of film and video works produced by Nigerians for examination and classification before commercial exhibition. Such criteria include, among others, the need for such commercial video or film product to:

Have potentials to enhance our culture

Have no negative effects on our culture

Promote national unity and interests.

Have educational value

Have entertainment value

Uphold our national ethic

Be free from obscenity and pornography etc.


The major implementation agency for the film policy blueprints is the Nigeria film corporation (NFC) earlier referred to in this presentation. The NFC was a moribund organization from its inception in 1976 until 1989 when it received a fresh lease of life through the acquisition of federal film unit brand new colour film processing laboratory equipment, various film production any post-production machines. In addition to these cameras, telecine machines, projectors generators etc. were also removed to job to set up a new NFC headquarters the corporation was established to energies the film industry in Nigeria by engaging in its own productions and assisting private producers through sponsorships, joint-production and co-production efforts.

But this beautiful dream is yet to be fully realized.


Being an autonomous agency of the federal government of Nigeria with proposed zonal offices and state censorship/classification committees, the board differs from its predecessor, the FBFC which was administered by the film division of federal ministry of information and culture and was directly answerable to the Honorable Minister.

In view of the heavy proliferation of video clubs and video viewing centers and the need to monitor, regulate, register and hence them as well as censor and classify the video films which they handle, the new Board obviously has a heavy work load in its hands, based on these diverse areas of its operations. This video aspect of the NFVCB functions is a new assignment which the previous Board never dealt with either state-by-state or nationally, as the new Board has been empowered to do.

As a revenue generating agency the video area of the board's assignment, which covers both local and imported recording's also promises to be high revenue yielding undertaking, if well organized and adequately supervised.

The investigative and law-enforcement activities of the Board with respect to exhibition premises and their proprietors also required careful planning and close collaboration with security Agencies at both national and state levels


To ensure effectives and efficient performance by the Board, the duties and assignments referred to above have to be clearly spelt out for the benefit of its officers who will execute them and the officer themselves have to appreciate and understand the assignments as well as the requirements (personal and stipulated) for the successful execution of the multifarious functions

The strategies, methodologies and other demands for successful performance also must be well delineated

The various functions stated above can be conveniently grouped broadly into three (3) main areas, namely.

registration, censorship and classification of film and video works

Registration and licensing of outlets, proprietors and practitioners i.e cinema theaters and halls, video clubs/dealers, film and video exhibition and distributors as well as film makers and video producer themselves. This will entail planning research and statistical complication as well as working closely with the distributors, exhibitions, dealers, video club owners and producers and their various organization in every state of the federation area Abuja

Inspection and investigation of cinema houses and video halls to ascertain or confirm compliance with and enforces safety regulations inspection and investigations; inspection of cinema houses and video theaters to ensure observance of letters of the law governing display of censorship certificate, non-admittance of minors and the prevention and a voidance of other offences stated by the Decree.

It should be noted that inspection and compliance enforcement activities have to be carried out in the company of law enforcement officer (the police, customs, officers, fire brigade officers etc) who are legally empowered to apprehend offenders on the officers of the board will also cover The enforcement of the provisions of the decree governing registration and licensing and apprehension of dealers for failing to comply.

The arrest will be carried out through law officers to be attached to be Board either permanently or as occasion demand.


The various documentation activities of the board, its collection of records and data, its registration and licensing duties center on it the status of an officer of record and reference for Nigeria and foreigners alike in almost all matters concerning the nation's film and video industry. In view of a head-start of about 15 years which the video industry had enjoyed, the board has an enormous backlog documentation and data gathering assignment ahead of it. With reference to its role as a data, record and reference agency, the NFVCB will among other assignment.

Process licensing for video clubs,

Process documents for the registration of video clubs and video dealers

Process documents for the registration of films

Process document for registration of video works

Supervise the inspection or examination of register by inquirers.

Process documents for the registration of film/video works distributors (both applications and replies).

All films, local or imported have to be censored and classified before they are sold, hired or publicly exhibited in Nigeria. The present state of film censorship in the country, seem not to be sufficient to maintain a perfect moral tone for society. CHINYERE OKOYE writes on the shared responsibility among the various stakeholders on censorship

Film censorship entails examining the contents of a film or video work. This helps to determine the age group or the target audience of the film, which may carry possible or inherent psychological, sociological and moral impact, among other factors on viewers. Various cases have risen in the past and present on what should be the primary content of the movies. Most of the movies produced in Nigeria only go a long way to deposit in young minds the act of wooing a lady, sexual appeals, violent attacks and most times the use of vulgar languages which most children have stored up in their memories for future use.

It is quite difficult for movie producers in Nigeria to have children as their target audience and produce a film quite suitable for their viewing pleasure. Be that as it may, film censorship that was established in Nigeria since 2001 seems to be failing. Recent attempt to forcefully position the good image of films only succeeds in demonizing filmmakers making them appear as anti-elements. Films are produced as a private enterprise and censorship is necessary only at the end of the process, and not at the beginning.

The main area of conflict and disagreement between the censorship board and film makers is the want of the former to censor scripts, appoint consultants for film project, approve shooting schedule, issue permits for the use of locations, issue guidelines on how location activities are conducted, check the conduct of actors on location, peg the time period shots can be called and when it must be struck. This makes censorship a muddled activity and certainly not viable option to respond to these challenges as other agencies should be saddled with these other burden.

In Nigeria, film censorship is carried out through all six zonal offices as well as the headquarters in Abuja. The National Film and Video Censor Board (NFVCB) Act provides that the Federation be divided into operational zones for the purpose of censorship. Each operational zone has a censorship committee made up of at least a representative from each of the states covered by the zone and such other number of persons as may be appointed by NFVCB.

A film and video work would be regarded and registered as a Nigerian film or video work if the producer of the work was throughout the time during which the film or video work was being made, either a Nigerian or a company registered under the Companies and Allied Matters Decree 1990. However, the new paradigm of production and distribution which the movies have come to represent has not been fully exploited either by the government, religious organizations or private bodies to attract a requisite socio-cultural investment.

In 2005, NFVCB censored almost 2000 titles, and in 2004, it decreased to about 1800 films. An account for the drop revealed that the Nigerian film censor board became much strict in terms of how films are scrutinized and counted. But this does not give offending producers sleepless nights as they continue to churn out new uncensored films in the market. The NFVCB Act provides that; a notice of films imported shall be given to the Censors Board; application for exemption from censorship and approval for the exhibition of such a film or video work shall be made to the Censors Board and exclusively the Board may decides to verify the Information contained in the application or may even arrange the viewing of such a film or video work.

With the submission of a duly completed application that meets all of the Board's requirements, the censorship can be completed in no later than 14 days. Unless there are major issues arising from the application and the movie submitted, you will be notified of the Censors Board's decision within three full working days after the screening date. You will be notified of the Board's decision in writing, in the form of a classification certificate, as soon as the decision is made. The decision takes effect from the date you receive notification. When the application is closed the decision will appear on the NFVCB public database. The applicant's name will appear on that record.

Director-General of the NFVCB, Mr. Emeka Mba reinstated to resolve the objectives of film censorship to regulate the distribution and marketing of Nigerian movies. At the inception, while many affected stakeholders, especially, movie marketers/producers welcome the initiative; a few others who were opposed to its implementation saw the framework as a way of flushing them out of business.

As from the commencement of the NFVCB Act No.85 of 1993 no person is allowed to exhibit, distribute or supply an unexempted film or video recording without a Censorship Certificate issued by the Censors Board. That means all feature films and video works produced in Nigeria or imported, must first be submitted to the Censors Board for registration, censorship and classification before exhibition, distribution or supply to members of the public.

The big question is, how would the audience know that a film is censored while the content of the film is weak and unrated with scenes that Nollywood has outgrown? With joint regulatory task force which includes the Copyright Commission to help check video piracy under the NFVCB Act, all distributors and importers of video films are expected to show evidence of copyrights assignment prior to censorship classification. The same applies to the registration and license of video clubs operators.

The law requires the Censors Board, apart from censoring films and video works, to license a person to exhibit films and video works. License premises for the purposes of exhibiting films and video works; and regulate and prescribe safety precautions to be observed in licensed premises, thereafter control cinematographic exhibitions and other functions as are necessary for the full discharge of all or any of the functions conferred on it by Decree No.85 of 1993. Yet the story is still the other way round.

In censors, Certificate of Censorship on all films and video works censored by its Committee and in the certificate the classification of the film or video is indicated. All videos sold outside Nigeria are considered to be uncensored when brought into the country. The Board works closely with the Customs, and Immigration Services to check that travelers who bring in uncensored and obscene videos at the nation's airports and borders. However, the Board always adopts a very rational approach to persons who bring in VCDs, and DVDs bought outside Nigeria for personal consumption. Some of the VCD/DVDs brought in may be from the exempted categories which do not require classification. All videos brought into Nigeria should be declared and submitted to the board for classification.

Every well-developed and viable film industry across the world has put one form of development agency or the other in place, to stimulate its growth and development towards a direction it so desires. At this point, development as a people in an information age in which film is a serious socio-cultural development tool; the state must not kill film through obnoxious guidelines and tactless propaganda.


The need for content management software in the movie industry


1.0 log in and log out

2.0 Change password

3.0 Add or Delete Magpie Users

3.1 Add users

3.2 Delete user

4.0 Search for a movie

5.0 Retrieve Movie Information

6.0 History Panel

7.0 View Movies queued Movies

8.0 Show queued films from your zone

9.0 Document a movie classification application

10.0 Enable auto SMS feedback

11.0 Validate Distributor's license

12.0 Enforce the validation of a Distributor's license

13.0 Insert movie poster

13.1 Copy movie poster

13.2 Remove movie poster

14.0 Print Reports

15.0 Upload a movie

15.1 Download a movie

16.0 View queued movies from a zone

17.0 Add panel members

17.1 Make panel members active

18.0 Create Film Censors Committee

18.1 Remove members of a film censors committee

18.2 Set lead for a Film Censors Committee

19.0 Classify a movie

19.1 Enter Remarks for a movie

19.2 View Panel Members Classification Decision

19.3 View Sage's report and recommendations

19.4 Enable or Disable Genie Assistance

20.0 Enter Film Censors Committee issues or decision

20.1 To enter issues

20.2 To keep in view or have the movie remain in a particular stage

20.3 To submit a movie to the next stage

21.0 Approve or Prohibit and Register a Movie

21.1 Approve Movie

21.2 Prohibit Movie

22.0 Open the register of movies

22.1 Analyze the register of movies

23.0 Refresh Database Connection

24.0 Connect to Magpie Database

25.0 Enter SMS Voucher values

25.1 Generate SMS Voucher

1.0 Login and Logout

From the toolbar click the login button

Enter your user name and password and click 'Login

Figure 1

Figure 2 Login

To log out, click the login or the logout button

Note: when the login button is clicked the person currently logged in is automatically logged out.

When a person is logged in, the login status is indicated on the lower right corner of the screen.

Figure 3 Verification of User

2.0 Change Password

a. enter your username and password and then click the 'Change Password' button. You will be prompted to enter a new password, re-enter the new password in the confirm new password field and then click 'Ok'


To change password; from the login dialog box

3.0 Add or Delete Magpie Users

Note: The Magpie Classifier shares the same User database with the Magpie LinkMaster. Users created in any of these applications will be able to access both applications.

You must have the correct administrative privilege to perform these tasks

3.1 Add Users

From the toolbar click the 'Create user' button

Figure 4

On the User's dialog click the 'Add' button and on the Create Users dialog that appears enter the user's first name, last name and username. Select the privilege to assign to the user and then click the 'Create' button.

Figure 5 Create User Dialogue Box

Note: the default password for a new user is 'newuser'. The user should be advised to change this password at first login

3.2 Delete User

From the toolbar click the 'Create User' button. From the user's dialog that appears click to select the user to delete then click the 'Delete' button.

4.0 Search for a Movie

From the Register page select the Search Tab. Enter the movie title or keywords in the search field and then click the search button


Figure 6 Movie Registration Box

5.0 Retrieve Movie Information

6.0 History Panel

From the Register page, click to select a title from the list of movies displayed. The History panel will update with details of the selected movie.


Figure 7 History panel

When a movie has successfully passed a stage the 'check' icon is displayed

When a movie has issues the 'Question' icon is displayed

To retrieve more information for a selected movie in any stage, click the info icon

To retrieve movie synopsis, click the synopsis icon

To display movie poster click the movie poster icon

The History Panel shows the status of each selected movie; what stage the movie is, whether the movie has issues which must be resolved before it gets to the next stage, whether the movie is approved or prohibited, the classification assigned the movie, the movie synopsis and the movie poster, reports generated at each stage.

7.0 View Queued Movies

Figure 8 Queued Movies

From the Register page click the 'Queued' tab. Movies queued for preview, verification and approval are populated in the queued list.

To filter the view click the drop down arrow and select a filter option

a. All - displays all the movies in the queue

b. Preview - displays only movies queued for preview

c. Verification - displays only movies queued for verification

d. Approval - displays only movies queued for approval

Filter options include:

Note: to refresh the displayed list click the 'Refresh' button

8.0 Show queued films from your Zone

Figure 9 Show queued films from your Zones

On the queued tab from the Register page check the 'Display zonal films only' checkbox

9.0 Document a classification application

Log in with your user name and password, then click the documentation tab to display the documentation page. Enter values into the fields displayed then click the add button

Figure 10 Documentation

Note: The documentation date is automatically inserted by Magpie, the movie code is generated by Magpie when the 'Add' button is clicked. Once an application is documented the movie title is automatically queued for preview.

10.0 Enable Auto SMS Feedback

Note: This feature automatically sends SMS notifications to a specified phone number. This feature is enabled at the Documentation stage. It delivers SMS notifications of the status of a movie.

For this feature to work it must be activated from the SMS tab on the Options dialog by the system administrator.

From the Documentation page, check the 'Auto SMS Feedback' check box and then enter an SMS number to send notifications to.

Note: The SMS number must be in an international format e.g +2348054046956

Figure 11 Auto SMS Feedback

11.0 Validate Distributor's License

It is advisable to always validate the Distributor's license prior to filling in documentation details.

Validating the Distributors license ensures that the specified Distributor has a valid license and can transact business with the Board at the time of documentation.

To validate Distributor's license; at the documentation stage, before entering documentation details, enter the Distributor's license number in the Distributor's license number field and click the validate button.

Figure 12 Distributor's License number

Valid license

â-‹ The specified license has expired.

â-‹ Distributor is restrained for breach

â-‹ The specified license number is invalid

Validate license returns any of the following depending on the status of the Distributor's license;

The system administrator can also enforce the validation of a Distributor's license as a condition to a successful documentation

12.0 To Enforce the Validation of a Distributor's License

You must have the required user privilege to perform this task

Login with your user name and password.

a. select 'Option'

b. from the Settings dialog that appears select the 'Preferences' tab

c. on the preferences tab check the 'Validate Distributor's License' checkbox

d. click the 'Apply' button to save.

From the tools menu

Figure 13 To Enforce the Validation of a Distributor's License.

13.0 Insert Movie Poster

From the documentation page a click the drop down arrow beside the movie poster box and select 'insert', the file browser appears browse to the directory or location where the movie poster file is saved and select the file click 'Ok' on the file browser to insert.

Figure 14 To Upload Movies.

13.1 Copy Movie Poster

When the poster is viewed, right click on the image and from the context menu that appears select 'Copy poster to' then from the file browser that appears select a location to save the poster

13.2 Remove Movie Poster

From the documentation page click the drop down arrow beside the movie poster box and select


14.0 Print Reports

Any report generated by Magpie application can be printed. To print a report, click the printer icon on the top left corner of the report generated by Magpie.

Figure 15 Print Previews.

15.0 Upload a Movie

This feature has been disabled

15.1 Download a Movie

This feature has been disabled

16.0 View only movies queued from your zone

From the Register page, click the 'Queued' tab and check the 'Display zonal films only' checkbox. The listbox display will be populated with films from the same zone.

Magpie Classifier

Figure 16

17.0 Add Panel Members

You must have the required administrative privilege to perform these tasks

Panel members are members of Film Censors Committees that sit to preview and classify movies. A Film Censors Committee is composed of selected members of this group Login with your username and password.

a. select 'Panel members' from the panel members dialog that appears, select the 'Active' tab and then click the 'New' button.

b. On the 'New Panellist' dialog that appears enter panel member's first name and last name then click the 'Profile' button to enter a profile for the panel member

c. Save panel member's profile by selecting 'Save' from the file menu or the close button to automatically save and close the profile form

d. Click the 'Ok' button on the 'New Panellist' dialog to create the panel member

From the Tools menu.

e. When a panel member is created, the panel member is made inactive. The panel member must be made active prior to being added as a member of a Film Censors Committee

17.1 To Make Panel Members Active

a. Click the 'Active' tab

b. Select panel members to make active by checking the box beside their names

Right click on a selected member and from the context menu that appears select 'Set


c. From the 'New Panel list' dialog

Figure 17 Active Panel Members

Note: when a panel member is created, the panel member's user name and password defaults to his full name and first name respectively.

Username = Lawani Kenneth

Password = Lawani


The panel member should be advised to change his password at first login. Passwords are case sensitive and should be typed exactly the same way each time.

A member of a Film Censors Committee must log in with his user name and password to be able to classify a movie.

18.0 Create Film Censors Committee

You must have the required user privilege to perform this task.

Note: Members of the film censors committee are selected from the panel members. In other words panel members must be developed before creating a Film Censors Committee.

Login with your user name and password

From the 'Register' page click the 'Queued' tab then click to select a film from the queued list, the History

panel updates with details of the film.


Click the 'Preview' tab or the 'Verification' tab depending on which stage you want tocreate a Film Censors Committee. From the desired stage click the 'Add' button at the bottom of the panel members list box

Figure 18 Panel Members dialog

c. From the panel members dialog that appears select the 'Active' tab then select

members of the film censors committee by checking the box beside their names.

Figure 19 Films Censors Committee.

d. Click the 'Add' button to create a Film Censors Committee' for the select film and the selected staged.

18.1 Remove Members of a Film Censors Committee

Note: You are only allowed to remove a member of a Film Censors Committee constituted in respect of a particular film if that member has not classified that film and that film has not been submitted to the next stage

Login with your user name and password

From the 'Register' page

click the 'Queued' tab then click to select a film from the queued list, the History

panel updates with details of the film.


Click the 'Preview' tab or the 'Verification' tab depending on the Film Censors

Committee you would like to edit. From the desired stage click the displayed name of

the committee member then click the 'Remove' button

Figure 20 Verification Panel

18.2 Set Lead for a Film Censors Committee

From the Panel list (Preview or Verification)

Magpie Classifier Guide

right click the name of the panel member you wish to designate as lead (head of the panel)

from the context menu that appears select 'Set lead'. (Notice that the icon for the lead changes from blue to green, this visual cue indicates at a glance that this panel member is the lead for that panel)

19.0 Classify a movie

Note: You must be a member of a Film Censors Committee constituted in respect of a particularly movie to be able to classify that movie

Log in with your username and password; the Preview and Verification tabs are made available to you

From the 'Queued' tab on the Register page

Click a movie title to select the movie to classify (the History Panel should update with details of the selected movie)

a. Click the preview or verification tab to open the preview or verification page

b. From the panel list, right click your name and select 'Enter Classification Decision'

c. Enter your password if a password prompt appears

d. From the Classifier that appears select the frequency, justification and visual impact of each classifiable element

19.1 Enter Remarks for a Movie

e.f. Select the intensity of the theme

g. Click the 'Remark' icon to enter comments

h. Click the 'Ok' button on the remark form to save and close the remark form

i. Click the 'Submit' button on the classifier to submit your classification decision


Figure 20 Classifiable Elements

Note: If a movie has censorship issues enter those issues in your remark but still classify the movie. When censorship decisions are effected, panel members should reclassify the movie as corrected.

The rule is that censorship decisions must be effected before classification decisions are made, in other words the last classification decision made after censorship decisions are effected is saved as the panel member's classification decision.

19.2 View Panel Members Classification Decision or Remark

Note: Generally Film Censors Committee member's cannot view each other's classification decision or remarks except that the member designated as lead for the committee can view other committee members remarks only, in respect of the film assigned the committee.

You must have the required privilege to perform this task

From the preview or verification page, right click a panel member's name and from the context menu that appears select 'View Classification Decision' or 'View remark' whichever is desired.

19.3 View Sage's Report and Recommendation

From the preview or verification page, click the 'Sage' button to retrieve Sage's analysis and Recommendations

Figure 21 Report and Recommendation

To view the full report, click the 'Report' icon

To view the analysis for each classifiable element, click the 'Info' icon

19.4 Enable or Disable Genie Assistance

Genie is an animated character that voices out Sage's recommendation

Right click the Sage image and select 'Enable Genie Assistance or Disable Genie Assistance,

whichever is desired, from the context menu that appears .

20.0 Enter Film Censors Committee issues or decision

Note: only the member designated as lead can perform these tasks. For these task to succeed a

minimum of three

members must have entered their classification decision.

20.1 To enter issues

From the preview or verification page

Click the 'New issues' button, you will be prompted for the password of the lead Panelist

Figure 22 Panel Members login.

Enter the password for the lead b. panel list in the password prompt and click login

Enter issues in the form that appears and then click Ok

20.2 To keep in view or have a movie remain in a particular stage

Leave the 'Pass' checkbox unchecked and then click the 'Keep in View' button to have the film remain in that stage until issues identified in the movie are resolved.

Figure 23 Movie submission

20.3 To submit the movie to the next stage

Check the 'Pass' checkbox, the Sage analysis and recommendations will pop up, study the analysis and recommendation (i.e the full report) compare with recommendations made by the committee, close the Sage

analysis and recommendation

Click the 'Decision' button and enter your decision in the form that appears then close the form

Click the 'Submit' button to submit the movie to the next stage

Figure 24 Film Registration.

21.0 Approve or Prohibit and Register a Movie

You must have the required privilege to perform these tasks

Login with your username and password.

From the Register page:

Click a movie title to select the movie to Register (the History Panel should update with details of the selected movie)

Click the 'Approval' tab to open the approval page

Click the report icon to read the Documentation, Preview and Verification Reports

Figure 25 Reports

Enter final film duration and comments

21.1 Approve Movie

e. Check the 'Approved' checkbox

Figure 26 Select a Classification

f. Select a classification

Figure 27 Consumer Advice

g. Enter consumer's advice

h. Click the 'Register' button to register the movie

21.2 Prohibit Movie

i. Check the 'Not Approved' checkbox

j. Click the 'Register button to register the movie

22.0 Open the register of films

From the 'View' menu select 'Register' then select rating and location from the dialog that

appears and click the 'Open' button to display the register.

Figure 27 consumer Advice

22.1 Analyze the Register of films

From the 'Action' menu select 'Analyze Register', from the dialog that appears enter a year or range of years separated by a dash e.g 1995 or 1995-2006

Figure 28 Registration Analyze

23.0 Refresh Database Connection

Note: This action maybe necessary if the Magpie application loses connection with the Server hosting the Magpie database.

In most cases connectivity issues are indicated by connection error messages popping up when the user attempts to perform a task.

From the File menu, click Disconnect, then check the Status bar to ensure that the application has actually disconnected.

From the file menu click Connect to reconnect to the server

24.0 Connect to Magpie Database

From the Tools menu, select Options, from the Settings dialog that appears click the DSN button then enter values in the ODBC logon dialog

Enter the following details:




[enter SQL Server login password]




SQL Native Client


[enter server name] e.g nfvcb-abuja



Figure 29 Server Registration.

Click Ok to close the ODBC logon dialog

Click Close to exit the Settings dialog

Refresh Database connection

Note: Once connected, user privileges are enforced, you may no longer be able to access the Settings dialog unless you have the required privilege.

25.0 Enter SMS Voucher Values

Note: You must have the required privilege to perform this task

From the Tools menu, select Options, from the Settings dialog that appears select the SMS tab and then enter desired values.

a. SMS No

- The sms number to direct queries to

b. Value

- An amount indicating the value of the sms voucher

c. Access Days

- the number of days the sms voucher remains valid from the date of activation

d. Request Limit

- specifies the number of times the user can query the database

e. Expiry date

- the voucher expires the number of days specified in this field counting from the date the voucher is created. The voucher is activated by replying the first query, once activated the voucher remains valid for the number of days specified in the access days field.

Note: for the sms auto feedback to work, the 'Enable SMS Auto Response' and 'Private

Line' check boxes must be checked

Figure 30 Generate SMS Voucher

25.1 Generate SMS Vouchers

a. From the 'Action' Menu Select 'Generate voucher'

b. Enter Username and Password in the password prompt

The Voucher is displayed on screen and should be printed out.

Warning: if the voucher is closed without printing it cannot be retrieved again