Mature Content Policy
Mature Content Overview
This is something that has and will continue to divide viewers, each varying in opinions as to what is acceptable and what is not. Ultimately, people need to be fairly warned as to what type of content is in a particular film, and beyond that viewer discretion is required. This is the purpose for the ratings board; even if it’s not always perfect. Simply because a film will receive an appropriate, and informative rating; does not mean the artists at Thousand Year Films have free reign in the content we put into our films.
Due to the sensitive nature of such content, it is still of great importance for Thousand Year Films to have a policy in place to help navigate the tricky nature of identifying what is appropriate, or more importantly; permitted, within a Thousand Year Films production.
This document is mostly focused on sexual related content as opposed to coarse language, violence or other mature themes, however, these other types of content are not excluded.
This material can come in many forms such as through action or through dialogue, both explicitly and implicitly.
This can include but is not limited to:
the short answer
what type of content does Thousand Year Films permit in its projects?
Thousand Year Films does NOT permit:
gratuitous content or censorship
In this case, although not entirely accurate, ‘gratuitous’ is being used as a catch-all including exploitation, titillation/eroticism, and pornographic types of content and material.
Thousand Year Films DOES permit:
The Measure of Permitted Content of a Mature Nature
There are those on either side; those who claim all ‘mature content’ is unacceptable (and advocate for complete censorship) and on the other side is a mindset of ‘anything goes’.
‘Graphic’ is generally the middle ground of acceptability for people who are not extremists on either side of the equation.
It can indeed be a tricky environment to navigate as to what’s acceptable and what is not because it, in many cases, it is ‘context’ sensitive. This document strives to bring clarity to the context, and create an acceptable standard upon which content can be created and released under the name of Thousand Year Films.
It is important to note that this policy is not meant to define the artists of Thousand Year Films own personal standards for content in movies as to what they find acceptable, enjoyable, or appropriate, and it is not a judgement on what they deem okay or not okay to watch.
"This policy does not define the artists of Thousand Year Films own personal standards for content in movies in regards to what they find acceptable, enjoyable, or appropriate. Nor is it a judgement on what they personally deem okay to watch."
In general, Thousand Year Films will permit ‘graphic content’ but not ‘gratuitous* content’ or ‘censorship’.
To decipher what or how something fits into ‘graphic’ or ‘gratuitous’, we need to clearly illustrate the difference between the two, as well as break some myths about them.
*In this case, although not entirely accurate, ‘gratuitous’ is being used as a catch-all including exploitation, titillation, eroticism, and pornographic types of content and material.