Notice concerning Further Strengthening Foreign Cooperative Film Production Management Work

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After the “CCP Central Committee Secretariat and the State Council Secretariat Notice Transmitting the ‘Central Propaganda Department Some Regulations concerning Strengthening Management of Foreign Cooperative Production of Films and Television Films'” (ZBF No. (1985)49) was promulgated, the implementation situation is basically good. Since three years, our country has obtained clear achievements in the areas of foreign cooperative film and television film production, which has had a vigorous function in stimulating international cultural exchange and launching foreign amicable cooperation.

Following the development of circumstances, foreign and Hong Kong region film and television circles’ requests for cooperative film production to us increase day by day, in recent years, some work units and individuals have emerged who have received foreign sides for film shooting without undergoing permission by the controlling department, who wilfully collected monies and other phenomena; a few receiving work units and individuals have even not imposed limit on the content produced by the foreign side, seeking private gain, causing in the foreign side using loopholes, taking pictures and source material covertly, some of this is even disseminated and screened abroad, to slander our country’s related policies.

In order to benefit the implementation of our policy to open up to the outside world, ensure the healthy development of international cultural exchange, strictly implement relevant State policies and further strengthen management over foreign cooperative film production, hereby, the following is notified:

I, Foreign cooperative film or television film production, must be handled on the basis of the provisions of documents ZBF No. (1984)27, ZBF No. (1985) 49 and Ministry of Radio, Film and Television document no. (1986)112 (after the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television was established in 1986, the film undertaking, including foreign cooperative film production work all falls under the specialized management of the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television). All film production work units that have been approved by the State Council for foreign cooperative film production of all sorts of films, must report to the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television Film Undertaking Management Bureau for examination and approval together with the Foreign Affairs Bureau; all television departments engaging in foreign cooperative television film production must report to the Ministry for Radio, Film and Television Foreign Affairs Bureau for specialized examination and approval. Important film and television production themes are to be reported to the State Council for examination and approval together with the Central Propaganda Department. Apart from the abovementioned work units and work units provided by document no. ZBF (1984)27, no individual, collective, organ or group, without undergoing Ministry of Radio, Film and Television approval, may engage in foreign cooperative production of feature films, documentaries, television dramas and special subject films (including assisting foreign sides in production).

II, All localities’ Customs are to examine the Ministry of Radio, Film and television Foreign Affairs Bureau and Film Undertaking Bureau approval documents for imported film and television equipment, tape, videotapes, etc., for use in film production, and the subordinate work units’ declaration forms, to handle temporary import formalities Concerning acts violating Customs supervision regulations, all localities’ Customs shall strictly impose punishment according to the provisions of the “Customs Law of the People’s Republic of China.

Central Propaganda Department, etc.

 

关于进一步加强对外合作制片管理工作的通知
广发外字[1989]190号
中共中央办公厅、国务院办公厅转发《中央宣传部关于加强对外合作拍摄电影片、电视片管理的若干规定》的通知(中办发〔1985〕49号)发布后,执行情况基本上是好的。三年多来,我国在对外合作拍摄电影、电视片方面取得了较显著的成绩,为促进国际文化交流和开展对外友好合作发挥了积极的作用。

随着形势的发展,外国和港澳地区电影、电视界要求与我合作制片的日益增多,近年来出现了一些单位和个人未经主管部门批准,擅自接待外方拍片,随意收取费用等现象;个别接待单位和个人,甚至为谋取私利,对外方拍摄内容不加限制,致使外方钻空子,偷拍素材,有的还在国外传布播映,诋毁我国的有关政策。

为利于我对外开放政策的实施,使国际文化交流健康发展,严格执行国家有关的规定,进一步加强对外合作制片的管理,现通知如下:

一、对外合作拍摄电影片、电视片,须根据国办发〔1984〕27号文件、中办发〔1985〕49号文件和广播电影电视部〔1986〕112号文件的规定办理(1986年广播电影电视部成立后,电影事业,包括对外合拍电影的工作,均已由广播电影电视部统一归口管理)。经国务院批准的各电影制片厂对外合作拍摄各类影片,需报广播电影电视部电影事业管理局会同外事局归口审批;各电视部门对外合作拍摄电视片,需报广播电影电视部外事局归口审批。重要的电影、电视合拍题材需报国务院外办会同中宣部审批。除上述单位和国办发〔1984〕27号文件中规定的单位外,任何个人、集体、机关、团体,未经广播电影电视部批准,均不得与外方合作拍摄故事片、纪录片、电视剧和专题片(包括协助对方拍摄)。

二、各地海关对进口拍摄用的电影、电视器材、胶片、录像带等,一律验凭广播电影电视部外事局和电影局的批件,及其所属经办单位填具的报关单,办理暂时进口手续。对于违反海关监管规定的行为,各地海关应依照《中华人民共和国海关法》的规定,严肃处理。

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