Notice Concerning Questions regarding Shooting Films or Television Dramas with Public Security Themes

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27 May 1986

 

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal Public Security Offices, Bureaus:

Since two years, public security organs in all localities have individually shot or in cooperation with television stations or film producers shot a sizeable amount of television dramas and films with public security themes, leading to a vigorous function for the flourishing of public security literature and art, and development of public security propaganda. But in these films and television dramas exist grave problems: some take content which the Centre has clearly prohibited to be openly propagated such as drug trafficking, etc., as central theme; some pay no attention to the societal effect, concretely describing criminal methods and case-cracking technology; some have a base style, playing up violence and sex, some are drawn up from scratch, lack elementary common sense, violate the legal order and regulations corresponding to public security work, stories violating public security work discipline, which are completely fabricated, in which public security organs infiltrate Party committees and public security organs infiltrate each other mutually, have even appeared; some misrepresent and defame Party cadres and public security personnel images at whim. This sort of picture, after broadcast, has created a very bad influence on the broad People’s masses and public security police, not a few people have written letters to newspapers, periodicals, and Central guidance organs, raising stern criticizing opinions.

According to the spirit of Central directions concerning film and television propaganda having to pay attention to societal effect, it is necessary to strengthen national public security system film and television propaganda work management and guidance. First of all, public security organs may not shoot themselves, and may also not assist other work units in shooting films and television dramas of inferior quality. From now on, the following examination and approval system is implemented:

I, All levels’ public security organs (including Armed Police Teams) shooting films or television dramas with public security themes by themselves or in cooperation with other work units, must before starting, surely give the final script draft to the provincial, autonomous region or municipal Public Security department, the department shall check and approve, for major themes or where there is dispute or uncertainty, it shall be reported to the Party Committee Propaganda Department and the Ministry of Public Security. For shooting television dramas, it is necessary to carry out Ministry of Radio, Film and Television regulations concerning the television drama permit system.

II, All film production plants and television stations requiring public security organ cooperation for shooting public security-theme films and television dramas, before starting, shall give the final script draft to the provincial, autonomous region or municipal Public Security department, the department shall check and examine, if it is found that this picture has grave problems and the other side does not make rectifications, the provision of materials shall be refused, cooperation or assistance shall be refused.

III, All localities’ public security organs shooting films or television dramas themselves or in cooperation with other work units must, before starting broadcast and foreign distribution, go through provincial, autonomous region or municipal public security department or office examination, sale or broadcast of those not having passed examination is prohibited without exception.

 

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal public security offices and departments’ entities charge of propaganda work must, after receiving this notice, immediately conduct a one-time earnest inspection of films and television dramas in the process of being shot (including those made in cooperation with outside work units”, shooting of all those not conforming to the spirit of the Central instructions concerning shooting films and television dramas and relevant Ministry of Radio, Film and Television regulations, shall be stopped immediately. From now on, all provincial, autonomous region and municipal public security offices and departments must strengthen guidance over public security propaganda work in their localities, educate cadres and police engaging in film or television drama script creation, revision and shooting work in proper literature and art thoughts, establish the concept f taking societal interest as the sole standard, strictly observe the relevant regulations, strive to raise the level of creation, strive to incessantly shoot public security theme films and television dramas of high quality.

 

公安部关于拍摄公安题材的电影、电视剧问题的通知 〔86〕公政治字46号

各省、自治区、直辖市公安厅、局:

近两年来,各地公安机关单独拍摄或与电视台、电影制片合作拍摄了相当数量的公安题材的电视剧和电影,对繁荣公安文艺、开展公安宣传起到了积极的作用。但有些电影、电视剧存在着严重的问题:有的把贩毒等中央明令禁止公开宣传的内容当作主题;有的不顾社会效果,具体地描写犯罪手段和侦破技术;有的格调低下,渲染暴力和色情;有的生编硬造,缺乏起码的常识,违反法律程序和公安工作的有关规定,甚至出现公安机关侦察党委和公安机关内部互相搞侦察这种违反公安工作纪律的、完全无中生有的情节;有的随意歪曲和丑化党的干部和公安人员形象。这些片子播放后,在广大人民群众和公安干警中造成了很坏的影响,不少人向报刊和中央领导机关投书,提出严厉批评意见。

遵照中央关于电影、电视宣传要注意社会效果的指示精神,必须加强全国公安系统电影、电视宣传工作的管理和指导。首先公安机关自己不要拍摄、也不要协助其他单位拍摄质量低劣的电影、电视剧。今后实行如下审批制度:

一、各级公安机关(包括武警部队)自己拍摄或与其他单位合作拍摄的公安题材的电影、电视剧,开拍前一定要将最后定稿的剧本送省、自治区、直辖市公安厅、局审阅,重大题材或有争议、拿不准的要报送党委宣传部和公安部审定。拍摄电视剧,要执行广播电影电视部关于电视剧许可证制度的规定。

二、各电影制片厂、电视台要求公安机关合作拍摄的公安题材的电影、电视剧,开拍前应当将最后定稿的剧本送省、自治区、直辖市公安厅、局审阅,如认为该片确有严重问题而对方又不做修改的,应当拒绝提供素材,拒绝合作或协助拍摄。

三、各地公安机关自己拍摄或与其他单位合作拍摄的电影、电视剧,在公开播放和对外发行前,要经省、自治区、直辖市公安厅、局审查,未经审查的一律不得发售或播放。

各省、自治区、直辖市公安厅、局主管宣传工作的部门接此通知后,要立即对正在拍摄(包括与外单位合作拍摄)的电影、电视剧进行一次认真的检查,凡不符合中央关于拍摄电影、电视剧的指示精神和广播电影电视部有关规定的,应当立即停止拍摄。今后,各省、自治区、直辖市公安厅、局要加强对本地区公安宣传工作的领导,教育从事电影、电视剧本创作、改编、摄制工作的干警端正文艺思想,树立以社会效益为唯一标准的观念,严格遵守有关规定,努力提高创作水平,争取不断拍摄出质量好的公安题材的电影、电视剧。

 

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