General Administration: Notice on Cessation of Illegal Fund-raising Advertising for Film and Television Drama Projects

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 General Administration: Notice on Cessation of Illegal Fund-raising Advertising for Film and Television Drama Projects


Radio and Television Office [2019] 92

Radio and TV bureaus of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government, Radio and Television Bureau of Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, General Office of Central Radio and Television Station, Film Channel Program Center and China Education and Television Station:

Recently, through the Internet, television and other media, some institutions are suspected of carrying out illegal fund-raising activities for the public in the name of investing in film and television projects, which seriously affects the economic and financial order and social stability.

In order to effectively safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the broad masses of the people, further standardize the development order of the industry, strengthen the sense of responsibility of the main body of radio and television media, and consolidate territorial responsibilities, according to the Advertising Law, the Regulations on the Administration of Radio and TV Ads, the Regulations on the Administration of Radio and TV Advertising Broadcasting, the Regulations on the Service Management of Internet Audiovisual Programs, and the Office of the Joint Inter-ministerial Meeting The relevant provisions and requirements of the Notice of Risk Investigation and Rehabilitation Activities for Illegal Fund-raising are hereby notified as follows:

1. From this day on, all radio and television broadcasting agencies and network audio-visual service agencies will immediately stop broadcasting advertisements promoting illegal fund-raising activities in the name of investment in film and television drama projects, and make a thorough investigation of all advertisements being broadcast and planned to be broadcasted. If there are similar problems, they will stop broadcasting.

2. Radio and television administrative departments at all levels should earnestly perform their territorial management responsibilities and further strengthen their daily supervision. After the issuance of this Notice, agencies that continue to broadcast illegal fund-raising advertisements for film and television drama projects should be seriously investigated and punished in accordance with relevant laws and regulations and requirements.

All provincial radio and television administrative departments are requested to report the implementation of this Circular to the Media Department of the General Administration by May 15.

Contact person: Zhang Ying

Tel: 010-86097013 Fax: 010-86092589

Source: Responsible Editor of SARFT: Hu Mengyao_NK5655