Notice Concerning Problems with Production Permit Application for Shooting Major Revolutionary and History-Themed Television Dramas
According to the spirit of the “Regulations Concerning Major Revolutionary and History-Themed Film and Television Work Shooting and Examination Problems” (CPD No. (1990)16) jointly issued by the Central Propaganda Department, the PLA General Political Department, the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television, and the Ministry of Culture, and the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television “Regulations Concerning Implementing a Television Drama Production Permit System” (RDR No. (1989)821), hereby, matters corresponding to applications for major revolutionary or history-themed television drama production permits are notified as follows:
I, For the production of major revolutionary or history-themed television dramas, it is necessary to have a television drama production permit (hereafter named permit).
II, The reporting procedure for work units having a long-term permit to produce this sort of television drama is: first, after the script is preliminarily approved by the local provincial, autonomous region or municipal radio and television entity and Party Committee Propaganda Department, send the permit and the preliminary script approval document to the “Major Revolutionary and History-Themed Film and Television Creation Leading Small Group: (hereafter simply named “Leading Small Group), only after passing by the Leading Small Group may shooting be commenced.
III, For work units not having a long-term permit producing this sort of television drama, the script must first be reported to the Leading Small Group for examination according to the examination and approval procedure for major revolutionary or history-themed television dramas. After the script is approved, go with the Leading Small Group approval opinion to the permit management entity to obtain a temporary permit, only after examination, approval and issuance of permit may shooting be commenced.
IV, All provincial, autonomous region and municipal subordinate production work units producing this sort of television drama report the script according to regulations and the procedure outlined in this Notice and apply for a permit; central subordinate production work units producing this sort of television drama shall report the script directly to the Leading Small Group and go to the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television Audiovisual Management Office to apply for a permit.
5 October 1990