5 November 2016
PRESS STATEMENT ON “TILL I MET YOU”
The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) earlier issued an invitation to the directors and producer of “Till I Met You” to a conference for them to explain some scenes to address certain viewer concerns. MTRCB posted the invitation online, which attracted social media discussion.
Prior to the airing of the questioned episode last Oct 25, the producers, by way of self-regulation pursuant to MTRCB policy and practice, did send a letter to the MTRCB informing them that the episode will bear the classification of SPG (Strong Parental Guidance) because of the sensitive material involved.
The intent of the episode to show certain sensitive scenes was to make viewers aware not only of the consequences of young and reckless love but also how impulsive acts of this kind of love occur in real life. There are lessons to be learned where decisions are made on impulse. We hope that the program will be appreciated in its entirety and some scenes not taken out of context.
Rest assured that the program executives will participate in the conference requested for by the MTRCB on Nov 10.