Provisional Management Rules for Distribution of Film Videotapes Published by the China Distribution and Screening Company

Posted on Updated on

2 August 1986

In order to implement the “Notice Concerning Improving Culture and Art Videotape Supply and Strengthening Video Screening Management, a nationwide administrative film videotape distribution management work was held in July of this year, among those participating were managers from all provincial, autonomous and municipal, as well plan-listed city film distribution and screening companies and responsible persons from radio, film and television office or bureau audiovisual management offices. The meeting discussed and formulated the “Provisional Management Rules for Distribution of Film Videotapes Published by the China Distribution and Screening Company”, for implementation in all localities.

I, The China Film Distribution and Screening Company (hereafter simply named China Film Company) publishing and distributing Chinese and foreign film videotapes, is an important step in changing the present insufficiency of audiovisual market and audiovisual screening activities, and is also an important task for film distribution and screening entities. All levels; film distribution and screening companies shall rectify work guiding opinions, and persist in the policy of serving the People and serving socialism, place social interest first, allocate personnel, formulate rules, and do well film videotape distribution work.

II, China Film Company is a work unit operating in Chinese and foreign film videotapes with State approval, and shall receive protection of copyright held over the film videotapes they publish and distribute. All levels’ film distribution and screening companies are operational management organs engaging in distribution work representing China Film Company in all localities, without China Film Company agreement, any work unit or individual may not reproduce or record film videotapes by themselves, or conduct other distribution and screening activities in violation of regulations or laws.

Film videotapes published and distributed by China Film Company, shall strictly observe the statutory examination and approval procedure: Chinese and foreign films already distributed, shall be approved by the Film Bureau of this Ministry; foreign films imported only for recording on videotapes and distribution, are to be reported to the Ministry for examination and approval. Where China Film Company issues notices to stop screening or edit film videotapes, all localities shall implement this.

Film videotapes produced and distributed by China Film Company, must indicate the publishing work unit name and trademark in the middle of the tape. Film tapes imported from abroad, must also display the approval certification, and a uniformly printed cover must be stuck on the box.

Film videotapes in principle may not be screened in urban cinema screening rooms.

III, Film videotapes published and distributed by China Film Company, are distributed to society through all localities’ film distribution and screening companies, including progressive development of renting work to households, in all  localities in which the audiovisual system has already established video distribution channels, film and audiovisual distribution channels shall mutually support each other, cooperate closely, and the local radio, film and television entity shall coordinate the relationship between the two channels.

IV, China Film Company provides film videotape prints to the entire nation according to the requirements of all provincial, autonomous region and municipal film companies. Rules concerning distribution methods and accounting, will be tried out according to the film agency distribution mode. China Film Company bears copyright fees, dubbing fees, and printing fees for provided propaganda materials; provincial and municipal companies are responsible for videotape fees and all fees paid locally. In line with the principles of reasonable distribution, benefiting the mustering of grass-roots work units’ vigour, division is implemented according to video distribution income. All provincial, autonomous region and municipal film companies’ split share, is decided by China Film Company. The proportion retained by all city and county-level companies, is decided by the provincial, autonomous region and municipal companies, and reported to China Film Company for filing.

Other video publishing work units, if entrusting China Film Company to distribute culture and art video programmes on their behalf, may according to the above method distribute and settle accounts, and may also decide separately according to the principles of voluntarily and mutual benefit.

Film video distribution income shall all be brought into that level’s film company income, and may not be transferred into collective possession. Ticket prices of video screening, may in principle not be higher than film ticket prices, and are implemented with reference to the local pricing entity and radio, film and television entity-formulated standards. Film videotape work reporting forms shall be earnestly filled out by distribution and screening work units.

VI, Supply plans for nationwide distribution of videotapes by China Film Company, shall be timely sent to all provincial, autonomous region or municipal radio, film and television offices (bureaus) for filing. All provincial, autonomous region and municipal film companies’ film videotape distribution plans shall also timely be submitted to radio, film and television offices (bureaus).

All localities’ radio, film and television entities shall attract the local film company to participate in video market management:

(1) Drafting decrees, regulations and rules relevant to video management, as well as policies and plans for video screening point development, shall be discussed with participation of the local film company.

(2) Film screening work units such as cinemas and film and theatre buildings having film screening as main work, etc., if concurrently engaging in or reforming into videotape screening, shall first undergo preliminary examination and agreement of the local film company, and afterwards report to the MRFT for approval.

(3) Film companies are to be attracted to conduct supervision and examination over the programmes screened in screening points.

Other management participation matters, as well as steps to be adopted, may be decided by the controlling authority in each locality.

Ministry of Radio, Film and Television

中国电影发行放映公司出版的电影录像带发行管理暂行办法

为了贯彻落实《关于改进文艺节目录像带供应并加强录像放映管理的通知》,今年7月召开了全国电影录像带发行管理工作会议,参加会议的有各省、自治区、直辖市计划单列市电影发行放映公司的经理和广播电视厅、局音像管理处的负责人。会议论论并拟定了《中国电影发行放映公司出版的电影录像带发行管理暂行办法》,由各地试行。

一、中国电影发行放映公司(以下简称中影公司)出版发行中外电影录像带,是改变目前录像市场和录像放映活动片源不足的一项重要措施,也是电影发行放映部门的一项重要业务。各级电影发行放映公司应端正业务指导思想,坚持为人民服务,为社会主义服务的方针,把社会效益放在首位,配备人员,制订办法,做好电影录像带发行工作。

二、中影公司是经国家批准的经营中外电影录像带的单位,对其出版发行的电影录像带拥有版权,应受到保护。各级电影发行放映公司,是代理中影公司在各地从事发行业务的经营管理机构,未经中影公司同意,任何单位和个人不得私翻私录电影录像带,或进行其他违章违法发行放映活动。

中影公司出版发行的电影录像带,将严格遵守规定的审批程序:已发行的中外电影片,经部电影局审查批准;进口只做录像带发行的海外电影片,报部审查批准。中影公司下达的停映,删剪电影录像带的通知,各地应依照执行。

中影公司出版发行的电影录像带,在带中必须印有出版单位的名称和商标。从海外进口的电影录像带,还须印有批准证书,盒套贴有统一印刷的封面。

电影录像带原则上不进城市电影院的放映厅放映。

三、中影公司出版发行的电影录像带,通过各地电影发行放映公司面向全社会发行,包括逐步开展向家庭出租业务,凡音像系统已经建立了录像发行渠道的地方,电影、音像两个发行渠道应相互支持,密切配合,当地的广播电视部门应协调好两个渠道之间的关系。

四、中影公司根据各省、自治区、直辖市电影公司的需要,向全国供应电影录像带子带。关于发行方式和结算办法,按照影片的代理发行方式试行,暂不出售。中影公司负担版权费、译制费、所供宣传品印制费;省、市公司负担录像带费和在当地支付的各项费用。本着合理分配、有利于调动基层单位积极性的原则,按录像发行收入实行分成。各省、自治区、直辖市电影公司的分成比例,由中影公司核定。各市、县公司的留成比例,由省、自治区、直辖市公司核定,报中影公司备案。

其他录像出版单位如委托中影公司代为发行文艺录像节目,可参照上述办法发行和结算,亦可由双方本着自愿互利原则,另行议定。

电影录像发行收入,均应纳入各级电影公司的收入,不得转入集体所有。录像放映的票价,原则上不高于电影票价,参照当地物价部门和广播电视部门制定的标准执行。电影录像带的业务报表,各发行放映单位应认真填报。

五、中影公司向全国发行电影录像带的供应计划,应及时抄送各省、自治区、直辖市广播电视厅(局)备案。各省、自治区、直辖市电影公司发行电影录像带的计划,也应及时报送广播电视厅(局)。

各地广播电视部门,应吸收当地电影公司参加录像市场的管理:

(一)拟订有关录像管理的法令、法规、条例,以及放像点发展的方针、规划,应有当地电影公司参加讨论。

(二)电影院和以放电影为主的影剧院等电影放映单位,如兼营或改营录像放映,应先经当地电影公司初审同意,然后再报请广播电视部门批准。

(三)吸收电影公司对放像点播映的节目进行监督检查。

其他参加管理事项,以及采取的形式,可由各地主管部门决定。

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s