China has announced favorable policies to facilitate the shooting, broadcasting and distribution of television series jointly made by the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.
Speaking in Beijing on Wednesday, Tian Jin, deputy director the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), said that following approval by the relevant watchdog at the provincial level, all jointly-made TV series by the two sides will be regarded as programming made by the Chinese mainland from next year.
From Jan. 1, all jointly-made TV series by the two sides will enjoy the same rights as those solely made by the Chinese mainland. The areas covered include broadcasting, distribution and exhibition.
Tian said: "The mainland will further simplify approval procedures for Taiwan actors, actresses and related staff engaged in TV series production to come to the mainland to produce TV series.
"We will encourage more people from Taiwan to come to the mainland to make TV series. These new policies and measures will present new opportunities of development for them."