Regulations Concerning Reforming Feature Film Shooting Management Work

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5 January 1995

Ministry of Radio, Film and Television

In order to implement the “Patriotic Education Implementation Outline”, stimulate the construction of a spiritual civilization and the development of the “One of Five Project”, further deepen film structural reform, develop film productivity, make creation flourish, our Ministry decided to, from 1 January 1995, make the following reforms to feature film shooting management work:

I, Apart from film studios originally approved by the State Council to have feature film export powers, from the day of promulgation of these Regulations, all other provincial, autonomous region and municipal original State-owned film studios may shoot and produce feature films. Before shooting, the script must be, after examination and approval by the provincial, autonomous region or municipal Party Committee Propaganda Department, reported to our ministry’s Film Bureau to apply for controlled instructions (management rules, see attachment) and after approval, may be filmed.

 

II, All provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities not having film studios and Central and State organs, ministries and commissions participating in the “One of Five Project” evaluation, that have good scripts (such as works participating in the “One of Five Project” selection, are to be reported to our ministry’s Film Bureau after examination and approval by the Party Committee Propaganda Department or relevant entities, apply for controlled instructions, and after approval, may be produced jointly with film studios having production powers.

 

III, Other social legal persons and organizations investing in shooting of feature films with film studios having production powers, where their investment reaches 70% or more, and that can obey relevant film art creation regulations and production management regulations, with approval of our ministry’s Film Bureau, may on the basis of the agreement concluded for that film with the film studio, jointly sign as “joint producer”, and the film will be produced by the film studio having production powers.

 

IV, The feature film-shooting work unit caption pattern is stipulated to be uniform as follows: the first frame of the opening titles is the film public screening permit, the second frame is the producing studio symbol; the second frame from the end during the end titles is the negative processing work unit, and copying work unit, the last frame is the film shooting work unit and film producing work unit.

 

V, Apart from the abovementioned regulations, other regulations relating to film captions are still implemented according to document no. (1993)531 of our ministry’s Film Bureau.

 

VI, All film studios must take care to prevent the duplicate construction of studio sets, recording and development equipment, etc.

 

Attachment: Feature film controlled instructions management rules.

The Ministry of Radio, Film and Television Film Bureau issues feature film controlled instructions, specially used to support shooting of films carrying forward the spirit of the times and stressing artistic exploration, to  balance the creation and production of feature films from the general level, complete the basic tasks of film in constructing a socialist spiritual civilization. This is an important move of the government in conducting macro-economic control over film creation and production at present, and is also a requirement for deepening film sector reform. In order to further strengthen management over issuing controlled instructions, and make them more standardized, the following Rules are formulated.

 

I, The standards of issuing film control instructions are: films carrying forward the spirit of the times and major revolutionary history theme, and major historical-theme films;  films stressing artistic innovation; film with new forms and domestic colour-shot films. These films must reach certain artistic and technological qualities, and only then may controlled instructions be issued.

 

II, Film studios and provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities not having film studios and ministries and commissions participating in the “One of Five Project” selection, may apply for controlled instructions directly with our ministry’s Film Department. Other investors, if drafting an application for controlled instructions, must first report to the film studio (and CC the Film Bureau), and an application will be raised by the studio with the Film Bureau.

 

III, Scripts applying for controlled instructions are to be reported to the ministry’s Film Bureau Art Department in quintuplicate, and after preliminary passing by the Art Department are reported to the ministry control instruction management small group for discussion and passing, and are reported to the Film Bureau director for examination and approval.

 

IV, All work units applying for control instruction, must submit an application report to the ministry’s Film Bureau Production Management Department, a name list of the main creative personnel, as well as a report of the shooting funding source situation, etc.

 

V, Film studios, where films shot with controlled instructions are concerned, must strengthen management similarly as with films shot by themselves, and must keep the gate, and must be responsible.

 

VI, After issuance of controlled instructions, if films cannot be completed within the statutory time limit, that instruction automatically becomes invalid. If applying work units because of objective reasons are unable to shoot that film, it shall timely report to the ministry’s Film Bureau, and the Bureau shall recall those instructions.

 

VII, With all applications for controlled instructions, all films must submit 50.000 – 100.000 Yuan to the ministry’s Film Bureau for the Children’s Films Subsidy Fund.

 

关于改革故事影片摄制管理工作的规定

1995年1月5日,广播电影电视部

 

为贯彻《爱国主义教育实施纲要》,促进精神文明建设“五个一工程”的开展,进一步深化电影制片机制改革,发展电影生产力,繁荣创作,我部决定从1995年1月1日起,对故事影片摄制管理工作做如下改革:

一、除原由国务院批准拥有故事片出口权的制片厂外,自本规定发布之日起,其它各省、自治区、直辖市原有国有电影制片厂可拍摄出品故事片。拍摄前剧本由省、自治区、直辖市的党委宣传部审查批准后报送我部电影局申请调控指标(管理办法见附件),经批准后投拍。

二、没有电影制片厂的省、自治区、直辖市和“五个一工程”参评的中央和国家机关部委,凡有好的剧本(拟参加“五个一工程”评选的作品),经党委宣传部或有关部门审查批准后报送我部电影局,申请调控指标,经批准后可与具有出品权的电影制片厂联合摄制。

三、其它社会法人组织向具有出品权的电影制片厂投资拍摄故事片,其投资额达70%以上,并能遵守电影艺术创作的有关规定和制片管理规定的,经我部电影局批准,可就该部影片与电影制片厂签订合同,共同署名“联合摄制”字样,影片由有出品权的电影制片厂出品。

四、故事片摄制单位字幕格式统一规定如下:片头第一画面为影片公映许可证,第二个画面为出品厂厂标;片尾倒数第二个画面为底片加工单位、拷贝加工单位,最后一个画面为影片摄制单位、影片出品单位。

五、除上述规定外,有关影片字幕的其它规定仍按我部电影局电字(93)第531号文执行。

六、各电影制片厂要注意防止摄影棚、录音、洗印设备等的重复建设。

 

附件:故事影片调控指标管理办法

广播影视部电影局发放故事片调控指示,专用以支持拍摄弘扬时代精神和注重艺术探索的影片,以期从总体结构上平衡故事片的创作和生产,完成电影在建设社会主义精神文明中的根本任务。这是当前政府对电影创作生产进行宏观调控的一项重要举措,也是电影业深化改革的需要。为对发放调控指标工作进一步加强管理,使之规范化,特制定如下办法。

一、发放调控指标的标准是:弘扬时代精神和重大革命历史题材、重要历史题材的影片;注重艺术创新的影片;新形式电影和国产彩底拍摄的影片。这些影片必须达到一定的艺术和技术质量,才能发放调控指标。

二、电影制片厂和没有电影制片厂的省、自治区、直辖市及“五个一工程”参评部委,可直接向我部电影局申请调控指标。其它投资者如拟申请调控指标,需先向电影制片厂申报(抄报电影局),由该厂向电影局提出申请。

三、申请调控指标的剧本一式五份报部电影局艺术处,由艺术处初审通过后报局调控指标管理小组讨论通过,报电影局局长审批。

四、凡申请调控指标的单位,需向部电影局制片管理处提交申请报告,主创人员名单,以及拍摄资金来源情况的报告等。

五、电影制片厂对调控指标拍摄的影片,要同自己投拍的影片一样加强管理,要把好关,要负责任。

六、调控指标下达到厂后,如影片在规定的期限内未能完成,则该指标自动作废。如申请单位因客观原因无法拍摄该片,应及时报部电影局,由局收回该指标。

七、凡申请调控指标,每部影片要向部电影局交儿童电影资助资金5—10万元。

 

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