Japan's worst recession since World War II is forcing TV advertisers to find new ways of cutting costs: Forget the high fees paid to foreign celebrities; hire ones who no longer need the lucre.
Warner Bros. topped the 1992 list of foreign film distribs here for the second year in a row. WB was powered by hits such as "JFK" ($ 12.8 million), "Lethal Weapon 3" ($ 8 million) and Walt Disney's…
Filipino officials are preparing a new war against video pirates and other copyright infringers to stave off the threat of crippling U.S. sanctions. Industry sources reckon that 90% of all videos…
Further entrenching its European presence, United Cinemas Intl. has bought out its local partners in Spain's biggest exhib, Cinesa. The move gives UCI, jointly owned by Paramount and Universal, full…
Japan's first commercial satellite TV service is tumbling into trouble. WOWOW'S accumulated debt is now greater than its capital of 41.5 billion yen ($ 332 million), according to a WOWOW exec.
Japanese pubcaster NHK has developed a device that enables high-definition TV programs broadcast in different formats to be viewed on the same receiver.
With Dan Melnick's IndieProd. due for an infusion of $ 45 million, Japanese investment in Hollywood hasn't completely dried up.
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