Notice Concerning Strengthening Television Drama Production Permit Management Work

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Our Ministry issued the “Regulations Concerning the Implementation of a Television Drama Production Permit System” (RDR No. (1989)821 and the “Supplementary Regulations to the ‘Regulations Concerning the Implementation of a Television Drama Production Permit System'” (RDR No. (1990)520). In order to concretely implement the spirit of the Regulations, strengthen management of television drama production permits, the following relevant matters are notified as follows:

I, All offices (bureaus) must realistically give high regard to television drama production permit (hereafter named permit) management work, strengthen guidance over the television stations in their area in implementing the permit system, and must strictly deal with work units and individuals violating Regulations.

II, All levels’ television stations must pioneer in implementing all provisions of the television drama production permit system, for shooting of television dramas, a permit must be held, for television dramas submitted for examination and broadcast approval, it is necessary to strictly verify the permit, television dramas without permit may without exception not be arranged for broadcast.

III, According to the “Regulations” and the “Supplementary Regulations” television dramas produced by any work units must according to regulations indicate the permit number during the lead and ending titles, the lead title permit number shall be shown at the lower left corner of the screen continuously for ten seconds, the ending titles permit number shall be shown together with the name of the production work unit, it is not necessary to occupy another part of the screen, the pattern shall be “permit no. xxx”, all levels’ television stations must, simultaneous with examining the permit of television dramas submitted for approval and broadcast, examine whether or not the submitted programme has displayed the permit number according to regulations or not, television dramas not having displayed the permit numbers shall be sent back to the production work unit according to regulations for addition of the permit number, and only then may be accepted. In order for it to be convenient to implement these provisions uniformly nationwide, from 1 January 1991, television dramas not displaying the permit number may without exception not be broadcasted, broadcast of television dramas not displaying the permit number shall be punished as broadcasting television dramas without a permit.

IV, For shooting television dramas of styles such as television sketches, television short plays, television stories, television report dramas, etc., a permit must also be applied for according to regulations, But for television programmes having story plots such as commercials and special subject programmes, etc., it is not necessary to apply for a permit.

All localities are requested to immediately upon receipt, transmit this Notice to all levels’ television stations and all television drama production work units, and are charged with strict implementation.

31 October 1990

广播电影电视部关于加强电视剧制作许可证管理工作的通知

我部于1989年10月31日和1990年8月4日下发《关于实行电视剧制作许可证制度的规定》〔广发录字(1989)821号〕和《〈关于实行电视剧制作许可证制度的规定〉的补充规定》〔广发录字(1990)520号〕。为了具体落实规定精神,加强对电视剧制作许可证的管理,现将有关事宜通知如下:

一、各厅(局)要切实重视电视剧制作许可证(下称许可证)的管理工作,加强对所属电视台贯彻执行许可证制度工作的领导,对违反规定的单位和个人要严肃处理。

二、各级电视台要带头执行电视剧制作许可证制度的各项规定,拍摄电视剧必须持有许可证,对送审播出的电视剧要严格审验许可证,无许可证的电视剧一律不得安排播出。

三、根据《规定》和《补充规定》,任何单位制作的电视剧必须按规定在片首和片尾标有许可证号,片首许可证号应叠现在屏幕的左下角并持续10秒钟,片尾许可证号应与制作单位名称同时出现,不需另占单幅画面,样式为“许可证×××号”,各级电视台对送审播出的电视剧在审验许可证的同时,必须审查送审节目带有无按规定标有许可证号,对没标有许可证号的电视剧应将完成片退回制作单位按规定打上许可证号后方可接收。为便于全国统一执行此项规定,从1991年1月1日起,没标有许可证号的电视剧一律不得播出,播出没标许可证号电视剧按播出无许可证电视剧论处。

四、拍摄电视小品、电视短剧、电视小说、电视报道剧等样式的电视剧也应按规定申请许可证。但是在广告类、专题类等节目中含有故事情节的电视节目不需要申请许可证。

请各地接此通知后,立即向各级电视台和各电视剧制作单位传达,并责成严格执行。

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