Television Drama Production Permit Regulations

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Issued on 31 October 1989 by the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television

 

Article 1: In order to make television drama creation flourish, raise television drama quality, strengthen television drama production management, stimulate the construction of a socialist spiritual civilization, these Regulations are hereby formulated.

 

Article 2: The Ministry of Radio, Film and Television is responsible for management work over television drama production nationwide. Provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television offices (bureaus) are responsible for television drama production management work in their administrative regions.

 

Article 3: Any work unit (including all levels’ television station) producing television dramas must have a television drama production permit (hereafter named permit). It is prohibited for private persons to produce television dramas.

 

Article 4: There are two kinds of permits, long-term permits and temporary permits.

Long-term permits are valid for three years, at the time of expiry, if it is required to further produce television dramas, a new application must be made.

Temporary permits are limited for use only for the programme applied for, and is not valid for other programmes.

 

Article 5: Where the following conditions are present, specialized propaganda, arts and literature work units truly needing to produce television dramas may apply for a long-term permit.

I, Having a specialized editing, directing, shooting and recording, etc., creation team able to independently produce television dramas. The main creative personnel shall have a vocational-college or higher cultural level and a corresponding specialization, or be a specialized staff member having produced three or more television dramas that were broadcasted by provincial-level or higher television stations.

II, Provide for themselves complete sets of specialized equipment able to simultaneously produce two or more television dramas.

III, Possessing specialized funds for the production of television dramas.

 

Article 6: Where the following conditions are present, specialized propaganda, arts and literature work units truly needing to produce television dramas may apply for a temporary permit.

I, Having a script signed passed by the city (local) level or higher propaganda department.

II, Having specialized editing, directing, recording, acting, etc., creation personnel required for the programme applied for production.

III, Having the specialized equipment required for the programme applied for production.

IV, Having specialized funds required for the programme applied for production.

 

Article 7: The application permit examination and approval procedure:

I, Centre-subordinated specialized propaganda, arts and literature work units producing television dramas, shall apply for a permit with the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television. All specialized propaganda, arts and literature work units in provincial, autonomous region and municipal administrative areas producing television dramas shall apply for a permit with their provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television offices (bureaus).

II, Work units applying for a permit must provide real and reliable certification documents, and truthfully fill out the application forms.

III, Permit-issuing work units conduct examination of the application work units strictly according to the provided conditions, those examined, as meeting conditions, shall be issued a permit. Work units applying for a temporary permit, must apply before shooting, those applying in the middle of shooting or after completion of the television drama will without exception not be granted a permit.

IV, All provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television offices (bureaus) after issuing a permit to a producing work unit, shall immediately file this with the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television.

 

Article 8: All levels’ television stations may only broadcast television dramas produced by work units having a permit, television dramas produced by work units without a permit may not be broadcasted. Television dramas produced by work units having a permit being submitted for broadcast approval, must include in the permit number in the production titles, this is verified by the television station, and the examined picture may only be broadcast after being passed.  Simultaneous with broadcast examination of television dramas produced by work units having a temporary licence, the completed picture must be given to the permit-issuing work unit for filing.

 

Article 9: Work units having a long-term permit shall at the end of every year report the television drama production situation of that year to the permit-issuing work unit in writing. Work units having a permit, within the period of validity of the permit, not having the conditions to produce television dramas because of change in personnel, funding, equipment or other conditions, shall timely report to the permit-issuing work unit, and shall hand back the permit.

Work units having a temporary permit, after conducting broadcast formalities, shall timely hand back the permit to the permit-issuing work unit. If work units having a temporary permit, within six months of receiving the permit, have not yet started shooting, the permit-issuing work unit has the power to recall the permit.

 

Article 10: The permit may not be altered, sold, rented or lent, or transferred. Work units having a permit may in no way let work units not meeting conditions or not having a permit produce television dramas.

In cooperative production of a television drama, a producing work unit having a permit must lead. The party having a permit must have the main creative personnel take part in the production work.

If a work unit having a permit produces a television drama, receives financial aid from enterprise or undertaking work units or individuals, the aiding work unit or individual may not intervene in editing, directing, shooting or recording work.

 

Article 11: The permit-issuing work unit has the power to conduct inspection and supervision over the situation of personnel, equipment, funding use, production, etc., in work units having a permit. Of production work units repeatedly producing inferior-quality television dramas, not meeting conditions or having chaotic internal management, the permit will be recalled.

 

Article 12: If production work units violate these Regulations, they shall be punished by issuance of a warning, receipt a report of criticism, fined, or have their permits revoked according to the gravity of the circumstances. Work units of which the permit was revoked, may not reapply for a permit within three years (to be calculated from the day of revocation).

Television stations broadcasting television dramas without a permit in violation of these Regulations, shall be dealt with by warning, report of criticism and fines, etc. according to the gravity of the circumstances.

 

Article 13: Interpretation of these Regulations is within the purview of the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television.

 

Article 14: These Regulations take effect on the day of promulgation. Document No. RDP (1986)210 will be abolished simultaneously.

 

电视剧制作证规

(一九八九年十月三十一日广播电影电视部发布)

 

第一条 为繁荣电视剧创作,提高电视剧质量,加强对电视剧制作的管理,促进社会主义精神文明建设,特制定本规定。

 

第二条 广播电影电视部负责全国电视剧制作的管理工作。省、自治区、直辖市广播电视厅(局)负责本行政区域内电视剧制作的管理工作。

 

第三条 任何单位(包括各级电视台)制作电视剧,必须持有电视剧制作许可证(下称许可证)。禁止私人制作电视剧。

 

第四条 许可证分长期证和临时证两种。

 

长期许可证有效期为三年,期满时,如需继续制作电视剧,须重新申请。

 

临时许可证只限所申报的剧目使用,对其他剧目无效。

 

第五条 具备下列条件,确需制作电视剧的专业宣传、文艺单位,可申请长期许可证。

 

一、有一支能独立摄制电视剧的编、导、摄、录等专业创作队伍。主创人员应具有大专以上文化程度且专业对口,或曾摄制过三部以上电视剧并在省级以上电视台播出的专职人员。

 

二、自备有能同时摄制两部以上电视剧所需的成套的专用设备。

 

三、拥有用于摄制电视剧的专项资金。

 

第六条 具备下列条件,确需制作电视剧的专业宣传、文艺单位,可申请临时许可证。

 

一、有市(地)级以上宣传部门签署通过的剧本。

 

二、具有申请所制作剧目必需的编、导、摄、录、演等专业主创人员。

 

三、拥有申请所制作剧目必需的专用设备。

 

四、拥有申请所制作剧目必需的专项资金。

 

第七条 申请许可证的审批程序:

 

一、中央所属专业宣传、文艺单位制作电视剧,向广播电影电视部申请许可证。各省、自治区、直辖市行政区域内的专业宣传、文艺单位制作电视剧,向本省、自治区、直辖市广播电视厅(局)申请许可证。

 

二、申请许可证单位,必须提供真实可靠的证明材料,并如实填报申请表格。

 

三、发证单位对申请单位严格按规定的条件进行审核,经审查符合条件的,发给相应的许可证。申请临时许可证的单位,必须在拍摄前申请,摄制期间或电视剧完成后才申请的一律不予补发许可证。

 

四、各省、自治区、直辖市广播电视厅(局)向制作单位发证后,应即向广播电影电视部备案。

 

第八条 各级电视台只能播出持有许可证的单位制作的电视剧,无许可证单位制作的电视剧不得播出.送审播出的持有许可证单位制作的电视剧,片头须摄制有许可证号,由电视台验证、审片通过后才能播出。持临时许可证单位制作的电视剧播出送审的同时须将完成片送发证单位备案。

 

第九条 持有长期许可证单位每年年底应将本年度的电视剧制作情况书面报告发证单位。持证单位在许可证有效期内,因人员、资金、设备及其他条件发生变化,已不具备制作电视剧的条件,应及时向发证单位报告,并交回许可证。

 

持临时许可证单位办理播出手续后,应及时将许可证交回发证单位。持临时许可证单位领取许可证后六个月内如仍未开始拍摄,发证单位有权收回许可证。

 

第十条 许可证不得涂改、出卖、租借、转让。持证单位不得以任何方式让不具备制作条件或无许可证单位制作电视剧。

 

合作摄制电视剧,必须以持有许可证的制作单位为主。持证一方必须有主创人员参加制作工作。

 

持有许可证的单位制作电视剧,如接受企业、事业单位和个人赞助,赞助单位或个人不得干预编、导、摄、录工作。

 

第十一条 发证单位有权对持证单位的人员、设备、资金使用、制作等情况进行检查监督。对连续生产劣质电视剧、已不具备条件或内部管理混乱的制作单位,应收回许可证。

 

第十二条 制作单位如违反本规定,应视情节轻重分别处以警告、通报批评、罚款,直至吊销许可证的处分。被吊销许可证的单位,三年内(从被吊销之日算起)不得重新申领许可证。

 

对违犯本规定播出无许可证电视剧的电视台,视情节轻重给予警告、通报批评和罚款等处理。

 

第十三条 本规定解释权属广播电影电视部。

 

第十四条 本规定自发布之日起实施 。广发政字 (1986)210号文件同时废止。


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