State Administration for Radio, Film and Television Decree
The Temporary Regulations on Certification of Radio and Television Programme Producers were passed during the administration meeting of 11 December 2001, are hereby promulgated, and take effect on 1 February 2002.
Chapter 1: General Provisions
Article 1: In order to strengthen the management of radio and television programmes, ensure the orientation of radio and television public opinion propaganda, these Regulations are formulated.
Article 2: The State institutes a certification programme for radio and television programme producers. Producers of organs undertaking radio and television programme production and broadcast must possess a “Radio and Television Producer Certificate”. The “Radio and Television Producer Certificate” will be issued only by the State Administration for Radio, Film and Television.
Article 3: “Producer” as named in these Regulations, refers to lawful representatives and main responsible persons of radio and television broadcast organs and approved organs having obtained the “Television Drama Production Permit” or “Radio and Television Programme Production Business Permit”
Article 4: The State Administration for Radio, Film and Television completely manages the radio and television programme producers certification work for the entire country. It guides the radio and television programme producers qualifications examination work for, implements supervision, inspection and evaluation of producers, is responsible for formulating the outline of the radio and television programme producers qualification exams for the entire country, organize unified questions, unified exams.
Article 5: The State Administration for Radio, Film and Television is responsible for qualifications examination, certification and recertification of radio and television programme producing and broadcasting organs belonging to central work units’ producers. All provincial-level administrative radio, film and television entities are responsible for qualifications examination, certification and recertification of radio and television programme producing and broadcasting organs of that jurisdiction’s producers
Chapter 2: Obtaining qualifications
Article 6: Basic conditions:
(1) Observing State laws and regulations, having good professional ethics.
(2) Knowing well the State policy, laws, regulations and rules relevant to radio and television propaganda and management, and be able to use them to guide business practice.
(3) Possessing rich management experience and relatively strong organizing and leadership skills.
(4) Possessing college degree or higher (including college degree).
(5) Other conditions stipulated by the State.
Article 7: Procedure for obtaining qualifications:
(I) The applicant must put forward a written application and submit the following written materials:
1, personal professional curriculum vitae.
2, letter of recommendation from the professional work unit in charge on the applicant’s political and professional situation.
3, schooling record and other related certificates.
(II) Provincial-level or higher administrative radio, film and television entities conduct qualifications examination of the applicant according to these Regulations.
(III) Those passing the qualifications examination take part in the national radio and television programme producers qualifications exams.
To those passing the exams, the provincial-level or higher administrative radio, film and television entities issue the “Radio and Television Programme Producers Certificate”.
Article 8: The radio and television programme producers qualifications exams are concretely organized and implemented by organs authorized by provincial-level and higher administrative radio, film and television entities, and is organized once every year on a fixed date.
Chapter 3: Qualifications Management
Article 9: The “Radio and Television Programme Producer Certificate” is valid for three years. From three months before the expiration date, it is allowed to apply to the issuing organ to conduct the recertificationing approval formalities.
Article 10: At the time of application for recertification, a “Radio and Television Programme Producer Recertification Application Form” shall be filled out, and the following materials shall be submitted:
(I) A three-year report of radio and television propaganda management work (not less than 4000 characters).
(II) Evaluation and appraisal of three years of work by the professional work unit in charge concerning the applicant.
(III) Job training certificates.
Article 11: Where the time limit is exceeded without conducting recertification formalities, it is forbidden to engage in radio and television programme production, broadcast and organization and management work.
Article 12: Where one of the following circumstances is present, the issuing authority will discipline by criticizing, warning, etc.
(I) Where in radio or television programme production or business activities one organizes or manages, there are activities violation relevant State laws, regulations and policy, and the circumstances are light.
(II) Where in radio or television programme of which one organizes the production, the content contains bias, creating negative social influence.
(III) Where radio or television broadcast organ and programme production business organ of which one is the lawful representative receives disciplinary sanctions such as warning, etc. during the annual inspection.
(IV) Where other activities violating regulations or principles are present.
Article 13: Where one of the following circumstances is present, the issuing authority will revoke qualification and recall the “Radio and Television Programme Producer Certificate”
(I) Where the radio or television programme production business activities one organizes or manages, contain activities violating relevant State laws, regulations and policy, and the circumstances are grave.
(II) Where radio or television programmes of which one organizes the production contain grave political problem, and create loathsome social influence.
(III) Where the broadcast or production organ permit of the radio or television broadcasting organ or programme production business organ of which one is the lawful representative is cancelled.
(IV) Where certification has been obtained by improper means such as cheating, etc.
(V) Where State laws are violated, and criminal charges are brought.
Article 14: Where a producer’s qualifications are revoked, within five years from the day of revoking, he may not submit an application for the producer’s qualifications examination.
Article 15: Where during work such as radio and television programme producer qualification examination, exams, certification, examining recertification, etc, the relevant personnel engages in favouritism, commits fraud, divulges exam questions or derelicts duty, he will be punished administratively by a provincial-level or higher administrative radio, film and television entity according to the law, and criminal charges will be brought according to the law.
Article 16: Where producers have not taken part in radio and television programme producer job training or have not obtained the “Radio and Television Programme Producer Certificate”, a provincial-level or higher administrative radio, film and television entity may impose the following measures on the radio and television programme producing business work unit or the radio and television broadcasting entity:
(I) Issue a warning, circulate criticism.
(II) Order the producer to participate in job training.
(III) Order that temporarily, activities such as radio and television programme production etc. may not happen under the name of the producer.
Article 17: Radio of television programmes of which the production was organized by personnel not having obtained the “Radio and Television Programme Producer Certificate”, will be refused for acceptance by the examination organs, and may not be broadcasted by radio and television broadcast organs.
Article 18: Provincial-level administrative radio, film and television entities must report the situation of approval and issue of the “Radio and Television Programme Producer Certificate” to SARFT on fixed times, SARFT will announce this in a suitable manner towards society.
Article 19: Radio or television programme production invested by society or individuals, of which the venture capital amount is higher than 70% of the production investment value, may be signed in the manner of “reputed producers”, and are allowed not to apply for the “Radio and Television Programme Producer Certificate”.
Article 20: Those who lose the certificate must apply to the issuing authority to conduct replacement formalities within thirty days.
Chapter 4: Supplementary provisions
Article 21: All provincial, autonomous region and municipal administrative radio, film and television controlling entities may formulate concrete implementation rules according to these Regulations, and report them to SARFT for filing.
Article 22: Human affairs and supervision organs of administrative radio, film and televisions organs of all levels shall strengthen examination and supervision of radio and television programme producer qualifications exams and certification work, conduct affairs strictly according to these Regulations, and stall unhealthy tendencies.
Article 23: These Regulations take effect on 1 February 2002.