Supplementary Regulations Concerning the Implementation of a Television Drama Production Permit System

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In order to make television drama creation flourish, raise television drama technology quality, strengthen management over television drama production, our Ministry issued the “Notice Concerning the Implementation of a Television Drama Production Permit System” (RDR No. (1989)821) on 31 October 1989. In order to further implement the spirit of this document, and make the “Regulations” more operational, the following Supplementary Regulations are made:

 

I, Any work unit producing television dramas must abide by the “Notice Concerning the Implementation of a Television Drama Production Permit System” and these “Supplementary Regulations”

 

II, Television dramas as named in the “Regulations” refers to television programmes produced using electronic photography means having a story plot.

 

III, When applying for a television drama production permit, it is necessary to provide true and reliable certification documents concerning creative personnel, special equipment, special funds, independent bank account numbers as well as a short professional history, etc. to the television drama production permit controlling authority. Certification materials shall be the approval documents of the controlling authority of the applicant or written statements having legal effect. Special fund certification must be provided by the financing work unit’s financial department. Rented (lent) equipment and personnel must be certified by the renting (lending) work unit or both parties’ agreement must be provided.

 

IV, Where work units holding a long-term permit cooperate with work units not holding a permit to shoot television dramas, the work unit holding a permit shall have first place. The work unit holding a permit must have the producer and the main editing, directing, shooting and recording creative personnel take part in shooting work.

Where work units applying for a temporary permit cooperate with work units not holding a permit to shoot television dramas, the shooting cooperation agreement must be provided; those receiving financial aid from enterprises or undertaking work units or individuals, must provide a letter of intent and a budget report.

 

V, Photocopies made by permit holders because of work requirements of permits, must be stamped by the issuing entity before they can have effect.

 

VI, For interprovincial-level production of television dramas, production work units must on their own initiative file with the television drama permit management entity in the location of shooting, produce their permit, and accept examination and supervision by the management entity. As for shooting without a permit and production units not having filed, the television drama management entity has the power to stop their shooting activities, and notify the permit management entity of the locality to deal with it according to regulations.

 

VII, Domestic television dramas broadcast by all levels’ television stations (including cable television stations) must be television dramas produced by a permit-holding television drama production work units.

Television dramas submitted for broadcast approval, must display the television drama permit number during the opening and ending titles. The opening title permit number shall be displayed in the lower left corner and be shown continuously for ten seconds; the ending title permit number shall be shown together with the producing work unit’s name, the format is “permit no. xx”.

 

VIII Television drama production work units holding a long-term permit shall at the end of every year report the annual television drama production situation to the permit-issuing entity in writing, and provide shooting planning for the next year, to be examined and approved by the permit management entity. As for production work unit not accepting examination of permits and not providing reports, the permit management entity shall be reported for criticism or their permit shall be revoked. Temporary permit holders must, after finishing television drama shooting, fill out a “Television Drama Production Situation Form” and report it to the permit-issuing entity together with the higher-level management entity and broadcasting television station examination opinion, within twenty days of handling broadcast formalities.

 

IX, Work units violating the “Regulations Concerning the Implementation of a Television Drama Production Permit System” shall be dealt with in view of the gravity of the situation, as follows:

(1) Those producing television dramas without a permit, if during the production period, shall be ordered to stop shooting, if after completion of television drama shooting, shall be punished as an illegal publication, shall without exception not be given a compensatory permit, and shall be fined 10 to 50 per cent of the total cost of shooting the television drama.

(2) All levels’ television stations (including cable television stations, channels) broadcasting television dramas produced by a work unit not holding a permit, shall be respectively given a warning, reported for criticism or fined 10 to 50 per cent of the total buying cost of the television drama.

(3) Those altering, selling, renting or lending, or transferring permits, or letting other work units or individuals use permits to produce television dramas, apart from having their completed pictures confiscated and their permits revoked, may not have their television dramas broadcast, and shall be fined 10-50% of the total cost of the television drama.

(4) Those refusing or obstructing television drama production permit management personnel examination or supervision, shall be issued a warning, reported for criticism or have their permits revoked in view of the gravity of the situation. In case of violation of regulations relating to public order management, the public security entities shall be requested to deal with the situation according to regulations; where it constitutes a crime, criminal liability shall be investigated according to the law.

(5) Long-term permit holders repeatedly producing more than two inferior television dramas (not enough for provincial-level or higher television station broadcast standards), not having television drama production conditions, or having chaotic internal management, shall have their permits revoked.

(6) Those violating other provisions, shall be issued a warning, reported for criticism, fined or have their permits revoked in view of the gravity of the circumstances.

 

X, Audiovisual publishing work units, as long as the controlling authority has no new management rules, shall strictly implement the provisions of Ministry of Radio, Film and Television RDR No. (1988)88, viz. “audiovisual publishing work units buying television dramas must examine the television drama shooting permit. Of those without a permit, all audiovisual publishing work units may not purchase, publish or distribute.”

 

XI, All levels’ television drama permit controlling authorities may according to the “National Commodity Price Bureau Notice Concerning Strengthening Permit Management” (No. (1988)PC48), collect permit cost fees, and discuss with the local financial and commodity price entities about collection of management fees.

 

关于实行电视剧制作许可证制度的规定的补充规定

 

一、任何单位制作电视剧必须严格遵守《关于实行电视剧制作许可证制度的规定》和本《补充规定》。

 

二、《规定》中所称电视剧系指采用电子摄录手段制作的有故事情节的电视节目。

 

三、申请电视剧制作许可证时,必须向电视剧制作许可证主管部门提供真实可靠的有关主创人员、专用设备、专项资金、独立的银行帐号以及业务简史等证明材料。证明材料应是申请者的主管部门批件或有法律效力的协议书。专项资金证明必须由出资单位财务部门出具。租(借)用的设备、人员必须由被租(借)单位出具证明或提供双方的协议书。

 

四、持长期许可证单位与非持证单位合作摄制电视剧,应以持证一方为主。持证单位必须有制片人和编、导、摄、录主创人员参加摄制工作。

 

申请临时许可证单位与非持证单位合作摄制电视剧,必须提供合作摄制协议书;接受企事业单位或个人赞助的,须提供意向书和预算报告。

 

五、许可证持有者因工作需要复制的许可证影印件,须经发证机关盖章后才能生效。

 

六、跨省级行政区域制作电视剧,制作单位须主动向拍摄景地所在地的电视剧许可证管理部门备案,出示许可证,接受管理部门的检查、监督。对于无证拍摄和未备案的摄制组,电视剧管理部门有权阻止其拍摄活动,并通知其所在地的许可证管理部门根据规定做出处理。

 

七、各级电视台(包括有线电视台)播出的国产电视剧必须是持有电视剧制作许可证单位制作的电视剧。

 

送审播出的电视剧,片首及片尾须标有电视剧许可证号。片首许可证号应出现在屏幕左下角并持续10秒钟;片尾许可证号应与制作单位名称同时出现,样式为“许可证××号”。

 

八、持有长期许可证的电视剧制作单位每年年终应向发证机关书面报告该年度的电视剧生产情况,并提供下一年度的拍摄计划,由许可证管理部门审核、验证。对不接受验证和不提供报告的制作单位,许可证管理部门应通报批评或吊销许可证。临时许可证持有者在电视剧摄制完成后须填写《电视剧制作情况表》,并将该表与上级主管部门及播出电视台审查意见,在办理播出手续二十天内一并报许可证发证部门。

 

九、对违反《关于实行电视剧制作许可证制度的规定》的单位,视情节轻重分别作如下处理:

 

(一)无许可证而制作电视剧者,如在制作期间,责令其停拍,如电视剧已摄制完成,则以非法出版物论处,一律不予补领许可证,并处以摄制该电视剧总耗资10?50%的罚款。

 

(二)各级电视台(包括有线电视台、站)播出无许可证单位制作的电视剧,视情节轻重,分别给予警告、通报批评或处以该电视剧收购总额10?50%的罚款。

 

(三)涂改、出卖、租借、转让许可证者,或让其他单位、个人利用许可证制作电视剧者,除没收其完成片,吊销许可证外,该电视剧不得播出,并处以该电视剧总耗资10?50%的罚款。

 

(四)拒绝、阻挠电视剧制作许可证管理人员检查、监督者,视情节轻重分别给予警告、通报批评直至吊销许可证的处分。如违反治安管理有关规定的,提请公安部门按规定处理;构成犯罪的,依法追究刑事责任。

 

(五)对连续生产劣质电视剧(不够省级以上电视台播出标准)2部以上、已不具备电视剧生产条件或内部管理混乱的长期许可证持有者,应吊销许可证。

 

(六)对违反其他条款者,视情节轻重,分别给予警告、通报批评、罚款直至吊销许可证的处分。

 

十、音像出版单位在主管部门没有新的管理办法之前,应严格执行广播电影电视部广发录字(1988)88号文件规定,即“音像出版单位收购电视剧必须查验电视剧拍摄许可证。无证的,各音像出版单位都不得收购出版发行。”

 

十一、各级电视剧许可证主管部门可根据《国家物价局关于加强证照费管理的通知》〔(1988)价涉字48号〕,收取许可证成本费,并商当地财政、物价部门收取管理费。

 

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