In order to strengthen macroeconomic control over television drama theme planning nationwide, further raise television drama’s ideological and art quality, adapt to the construction of socialist spiritual civilization and the people’s masses’ daily increasing cultural life needs, the following Rules are formulated:
I, Television drama theme planning nationwide is an important measure in implementing television drama specialized management and macroeconomic control by the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television.
II, China’s television art committee is responsible for television drama theme planning management’s concrete matters nationwide, CCTV joins in. All provincial, autonomous region and municipal administrative radio and television offices (bureaus) television drama production permit management entities nationwide are responsible for this work in their regions, the PLA General Political Department Film and Television Bureau is responsible for managing television drama theme planning work in their subordinate work units.
III, National annual television drama theme planning editing and reporting for examination and approval procedures are the following: 1, long-term permit work units, all provincial, autonomous region and municipal television drama production work units first report to the provincial-level television drama permit controlling authority for preliminary examination, the provincial-level controlling entity collects them and reports them up to the China Television Art Committee. Army system television drama production work units’ theme planning is to be preliminarily examined by the General Political Department Film and Television Office and gathered and reported to the China Television Art Committee. Central and national organs and relevant ministry (bureau) production work units’ theme planning is to be sent directly by the ministry (bureau) to the China Television Art Committee. 2, Temporary permit shooting work units’ theme planning is to be sent to the China Television Art Committee for examination, verification and filing by the permit management entity, at the same time as acceptance and permit issuance. For editing and reporting for examination and approval, a uniform form is to be used (form in attachment).
IV, National annual television drama theme planning editing and reporting times are: all television drama production work units report before the end of November every year to the provincial-level controlling authority; provincial-level controlling authorities report before the end of December every year to the China Television Art Committee. Titles needing to be added or removed because of changed circumstances, must be reported individually according to procedure. All shooting of television dramas must be examined, reported and filed. Every year, a number of important programmes are to be chosen and handed over, to mark a trail for understanding, and convenient for popularizing management experiences.
V, Every year in the first quarter, a national television drama theme planning meeting is organized, to summarize the implementation situation of the theme planning the year before, and put forward the tasks and measures for the present year. the China Television Art Committee integrates planning over the selected television drama titles put forward nationwide, and creates a nationwide overall balance. If it is discovered that there are problems of pervasiveness and tendentiousness, it is put forward at the meeting that all television drama production work units are requested to earnestly increase understanding; where there are colliding special topics, coordination is to be conducted; if it is discovered that something should not be shot, a notice of prohibition of shooting is made. The China Television Art Committee and CCTV preliminarily select the focal programmes that are to go into CCTV’s golden hour broadcasts.
VI, The China Television Art Committee is responsible for following and examining the television drama theme planning implementation situation, where they discover advanced experience, it is to be summarized and popularized timely; if it is discovered that problems exist, the relevant work units are to be urged to resolve them, and the relevant situation is to be timely reported to the television drama permit management entity.
VII, In concrete questions of application of these Regulations, the China Television Art Committee has the responsibility for interpretation.