Mature Content Policy
Welcome to our Mature Content Policy. This document aims to clearly express our views on the handling of mature content within our films and illustrate what is permitted and what is not.
Table of Contents
We recommend starting at the beginning (with the Overview) and working your way through in order as they do have a progressive logic to them and sometimes reference past topics. However, you can quickly link to any of the categories if you wish.
The "Overview" talks about what this document pertains too and what it's ultimately dealing with.
In "Censorship", we discuss why we feel that censorship is not the answer when dealing with mature subject matter.
In "Gratuity vs Necessity", is about negating the argument of necessity, as it is neither a good nor objective means of determining what content is appropriate in our films.
In "Gratuitous Content", we define what we consider to be gratuitous, and illustrate why it is NOT PERMITTED in our productions.
In "Eroticism & Exploitation", we define what these two types of content and explain why it is NOT PERMITTED in our productions.
In "Pornographic Content", we define what we consider to be pornographic, and establish why it is NOT PERMITTED in our productions.
In "Identifying Unacceptable Content", we highlight some of the criteria we are looking for when deciding whether or not a piece of content should be permitted.
In "Need for Empathy", we describe why we feel creating a sense of empathy and understanding is important in making any film of substance, which leads us to Graphic Content.
In "Graphic Content", we define what we consider to be graphic, how it's intent differs, as well as the criteria the graphic content must meet for us to PERMIT the content in our film.
In "Conclusion", we give some concluding thoughts.
for Thousand Year Films policy on "censorship", continue on page 2